21st Annual St. Nicholas Day Celebration

Sat Dec 3, 2022
2:00pm to 4:00pm ET

Families are invited to NYC's oldest house for an outdoor celebration packed with craft activities, a tree lighting, and a special visit from St. Nick.

St. Nicholas arrives on horseback around 2:45pm. Kids can sip hot cider, try some colonial games, create a holiday pomander, decorate a Dutch clog for Sinterklaas, and dress the tree for the tree lighting that closes the day as the sun goes down.


2pm | Grounds open with crafts and activities
2:30 | Learn the traditional Sinterklaas Song
2:45pm | St. Nicholas arrives on horseback, socially distanced meet the horses
3pm | Story time with St. Nicholas: The Bakers Dozen
3:15-4pm | Sign the Red Book and take photos in the Holiday Photo Booth**
4pm | Tree decorating and lighting

What to expect on your visit:

  • The house museum is currently closed to the public, do dress warmly as all activities take place outdoors in the park.
  • Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Walk-ups will be admitted on a first-come-first-served basis, capacity permitting.
  • Mask wearing and social distancing is encouraged while visiting the grounds. Hand sanitizer is available throughout the park and event.
  • Use the restroom before your arrival. There is one port-o-san on the property.

**To respect social distancing guidelines, photos with St. Nicholas are not available this year. Families are encouraged to take photos in the Holiday-themed Photo Booth as an alternative.

** Activity dates/times are subject to change. Please click through to the activity website to verify.
** Please keep your family and others safe by wearing masks and social distancing. If an activity appears too crowded, try using the "nearby" search feature on our activity calendar to find something else to do.
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