Sinterklaas Day In Pella
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Parade – 10:00 A.M. (free)
The parade begins at the Historical Village and follows Franklin Street to the Tulip Toren. All children are invited to join the Sinterklaas Parade procession dressed as their favorite Christmas character. Reservations for parade are required by 4:00 p.m. Wednesday November 27, so each participant may receive special recognition from Sinterklaas, there is no registration fee. Parade line up at 9:45 a.m. at the Historical Village.
At the end of the procession looms a large ship carrying Sinterklaas and his helper Piets. After the Sinterklaas ship sails down the street, Sinterklaas welcomes the cheering crowd and introduces the Tulip Toren program. At the close of the brief program all children joining the parade in their Christmas character costumes receive a bag filled with special prizes near the Tulip Toren.
Breakfast – 10:30
Admission for breakfast and party is $10.00 each person
To reserve breakfast at Second Reformed Church served by the Dutchesses, call 641-620-9463 or return the slip below with payment of $10 each adult/youth. Following breakfast, the children will learn the Sinterklaas song and story. Sinterklaas will then greet each child. When registering your children for the event, be sure to leave a few meaningful words about the child that Sinterklaas can read from his book during the party as we present each child with a small favor.All the GOOD boys and girls will receive a Dutch Christmas treat from Sinterklaas’ helpers.
There is no rain date for the parade. Call 641-628-2409 to register your parade entry.2010 Sinterklaas Celebration For parade cancellation details call 641-620-9463 or listen to KNIA/KRLS 92.1 FM for information.
Create a holiday costume and register to march in the Sinterklaas Parade. Decorated bikes, scooters and wagons are welcome!
Costume Ideas: Gingerbread Man, Star, Wreath, Christmas Tree, Snowman, Shepherd, Angel, Candy Cane, Skater, Holly Leaf, Snowflake, Santa Claus, Rudolph, Elf, Christmas Gift, Tiny Tim, Zwarte Piet, Wiseman, Sugarplum Fairy, Nutcracker, Sinterklaas, Christmas Bow, Train, Doll, Jack-in-the-Box, Drummer Boy, Bell, Marionette, Candle, Christmas Cookie. Materials to use: cardboard boxes, paper, paint, clothes, tinsel, Creative Twist, Ping-Pong balls, hula hoop as a form, Styrofoam, ribbon, felt, wrapping paper, etc. Use your imagination and most of all have fun!
Call in your free parade entry registration to the Pella Historical Society 641-628-2409.
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