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Sinterklaas Festival Day, Rhinebeck, New York, December 1, 2012: STAY TUNED FOR NEW VIDEOS



SINTERKLAAS GOES BI-COASTAL: This year (2011) the Sinterklaas Festivities began in Kingston, New York. Here's the Kingston Freeman's video report.


The Grumpuses Entertain Around Town!

Thanks to the videographers who shared their movies. View more.




View pictures from these generous photographers:



From Doug Baz: Festival Day Parade photos


From Lila Pague: Festival Day Parade photos




From Doug Baz: Festival Day Parade photos



From Lila Pague: photos from Sinterklaas 2011.

From Doug Baz: photos from the December 3rd FESTIVAL DAY!

From Doug Baz: 2011 photos of the Arrival Day, from Kingston to Rhinecliff!

From Mark Fuerst: 2011 photos of the Arrival Day in Rhinecliff!


2010 photos by Doug Baz

2010 photos by Lila Pague

2010 photos by Eileen M. Rowley

2010 photos by Kitty Sheehan


2009 photos by Doug Baz

2008 photos by Doug Baz

Sinterklaas Rhinebeck Flickr Group


In the Media

Rhinebeck Residents Celebrate Sinterklaas
by Beth Croughan, December 4, 2010 (includes video)

RHINEBECK, N.Y. -- The day-long event includes festive decorations, costumes, lanterns, flags and banners, all made by the residents. Music and theatre performances were enjoyed by all in addition to storytelling, dancing, and a parade.

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Fabulous Sinterklaas Celebration in Rhinebeck, NY
by Liz O'Connell, Huffington Post, December 3, 2010

Sinterklaas Rhinebeck is everything you want in a village holiday celebration. A full day of activities starts at 10 AM this Saturday, December 4, and runs non-stop until midnight.

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Sinterklaas is Comin' To Town
by Mike Ragogna, Huffington Post, December 2009

On December 6, 2009, Rhinebeck, New York, concluded a weeklong festival called "Sinterklaas" that reenacted a Dutch tradition celebrating the arrival of good ol' St. Nicholas who-- accompanied by his faithful half-man/half-beast sidekick called the "Grumpus"--rewarded good people with gifts of charity and candy. The festivities began on Saturday, November 29th, with the faux St. Nick's Hudson River arrival by boat to the Rhinecliff dock followed by a march to the Rhinecliff Hotel, and a spirited performance of the classic St. George and the Dragon drama at the establishment. From December 1st through the 3rd, the town began accenting its streets with original paintings, the artwork mostly supplied by local school students and teachers.

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