Sinterklaas Arrival

Oranjestad, Aruba

Dutch influence is still felt in Aruba as Sinterklaas arrives in the Paardenbaai harbor. A brass band leads the parade into town where Sinterklaas helpers give spice cookies and candies to the children. Children leave thier shoes out for treats just as children do in the Netherlands. Sinterklaas also brings gifts to children in hospital.