Sinterklaas Eve

Friday, December 7, 2018 | 6pm - 9pm

Sinterklaas Eve Dutch Holiday Celebration in Holland, Michigan

Reminiscent of years gone by, this traditional Dutch folk event celebrates Sinterklaas, the benevolent St. Nicholas. Listen to stories, make a Dutch lantern and play games at the Holland Area Arts Council  beginning at 6pm.  Dutch lanterns are available to the first 300 children beginning at 6:00 pm until supplies last. Just after 7:00 pm, families head outside with their lanterns to join Sinterklaas on his white horse, leading the procession down 8th Street to the Kerstmarkt-Holland at the Holland Civic Center. Activities at the Kerstmarkt include a special welkom, photo opportunities, holiday shopping and MAX Transit trolley rides! A large portion of this event is outdoors, so please dress warm and bring your holiday cheer!

The event is free to attend and participate in, with opportunities to purchase treats, warm beverages and holiday items at the Kerstmarkt.

6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Dutch lantern making, crafts and storytelling at the Holland Area Arts Council

7:15 PM - 7:30 PM

Procession travels down 8th Street

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Procession arrives at Kerstmarkt for a special welkom, photo opportunities, holiday shopping & Max Transit Trolley Rides.


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