Sinterklaas - St. Nicholas Day & Tree Lighting
Saturday, December 7, 2019
1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Come meet Sinterklaas at the Wyckoff House Museum!
The festivities will kick off at 1:00 p.m. with a traditional concert by colonial balladeer Linda Russell. Children will enjoy a special visit from St. Nicholas as he arrives on horseback around 2:30 p.m. In the Dutch tradition, visitors can feed St. Nicholas’s faithful horse carrots and hay. Children are invited to sign the Red Book with St. Nicholas before he tells the traditional tale of The Bakers Dozen.
Sip hot cider, try your hand at colonial games, create a holiday pomander, decorate a Dutch clog for Sinterklaas, and dress the tree for the tree lighting that will close the day as the sun goes down.
1:00 p.m. - House opens, crafts and food, and Colonial Concert with Linda Russell
2:15 p.m. - Learn the traditional Sinterklaas Song
2:30 p.m. - St. Nicholas arrives on horseback, Meet the horses and feed them carrots
2:45 p.m. - Storytime with St. Nicholas: The Bakers Dozen
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Photos with St. Nick – sign the Red Book*
4:00 p.m. - Tree decorating and lighting
*Please note: There are a limited number of tickets to meet St. Nicholas. You must purchase tickets online to be guaranteed a one-on-one with St. Nick and to sign the Red Book.
$4 -Child (2-11), $7 - Adult (11+), free for infants and toddlers younger than 2 years old.