This year Sinterklaas is coming to visit us virtually 

The Dutch school invites you to choose one of the following options:

1) Have a virtual conversation with Sinterklaas in a private setting (just you and your family or friends). When: December 5 between 1 and 6 pm. Cost: 20$.

2) Get a special personalized video message made for you by Sinterklaas. Cost: $10.

3) Meet Sinterklaas in a group setting via Zoom on December 5 around 2 pm. This option is only for children. We have 3 different groups:
1) Age 3-5
2) Age 6-7
3) Age 8+
Cost: free

Register before Tuesday December 1 via
Sinterklaas is looking forward to meeting you! The number of spots is limited, so register quickly!

Info 2019: Sinterklaas is coming to Los Angeles! Buy your tickets here

Our Sinterklaas (Saint Nicholas) party will be held on Sunday December 8th, in Cypress. 

The celebration of Sinterklaas includes the visit of the children with Sinterklaas, Dutch Sinterklaas songs, Dutch treats (pepernoten), arts and crafts, a chocolade letter and gift for the children (until 12 years old). An authentic Indonesian lunch will also be part of the festivities.

As the story goes, Sinterklaas will be coming and will hit a rainbow on his way to Los Angeles. Through the rainbow, a remarkable change takes place and all the pieten (his helpers) will each be changed into one the rainbow's colors! To read more about our colorful pieten and the official position of the Dutch School of Southern California on this issue, please click here.
The Sinterklaas party is an important fundraiser for our school and of course, it will also be a big event for the entire Dutch community in Southern California.

When will Sinterklaas arrive?
Sinterklaas will arrive Sunday December 8th 2019 in Cypress. The party is over the lunch hour, starts at 10.30 am and lasts until 2 pm. The doors of the venue will open right at 10.30 am so make sure you arrive on time to welcome Sinterklaas to California.

Where will the party be held?
Cypress Community Center,
5700 Orange Avenue
Cypress, CA 90630


Children from 0 to 12 years old                        Online tickets: $30                   
Adults and children older than 12                     Online tickets: 

Please purchase your tickets online here
We have limited tickets so please order soon.

Tickets at the door

Children from 0 to 12 years old                        Online tickets: $35                  
Adults and children older than 12                     Online tickets:

Keep in mind that there will be a limited number of tickets available at the door because we only have so much food for lunch (the kitchen is only so big!). If we run out of lunch tickets, we will make a number of tickets available without lunch, at a reduced price.

Raffle and Silent Auction

As in previous years we will have a very nice selection of silent auction items. So if you want a chance to bid on some great baskets and items and would like to buy some raffle tickets, please bring cash, cheque or (not preferably) credit card.

The proceeds of the Silent Auction and the Raffle will benefit the Dutch School of Southern California. We are a non-profit organization and very much need your support to continue to provide quality Dutch language education to our children.

Click here if you want to receive our invitation for the next annual Sinterklaas party as well as our eNewsletter, which is published two to three times per year. Of course, if you already receive our Sinterklaas Invitation, then you are already on our list and you do not need to sign up again.

Sinterklaas pictures: