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Sinterklaas Send-Off Celebration 

Ulster County , Hudson Valley | Festivals & Annual Events

Sinterklaas Send-Off Celebration 

Sinterklaas departs from the historic Kingston Waterfront (aka “Spain”) after a full day of open houses, musical performances, workshops creating beautiful crowns and branches and a Children’s Maritime Parade down Broadway with stars and puppets galore.

WHAT’S SINTERKLAAS? Every year brings new events and characters to dazzle our community, honor our children and bring light to this darkest time of the year. The Sinterklaas Festivities draw on the Hudson Valley’s Dutch heritage, but with some modern day twists. Children are the focus — becoming kings and queens for the day, turning the switches of the original story into royal scepters. Children make scepters and crowns for themselves at the Crowns and Branches workshops. “But it can't be about the wanting and having, either.” says creator Jeanne Flemming, “They each have to tie wishes into their branch — one for the community, one for the family, one for the world. They understand their responsibility to be a good king or queen."

Event Details

    Oct. 25, 2017 - Oct. 25, 2017
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM