I love love love Sinterklaas. Want to know what's even more exciting? Guess what- his feast day is this weekend! You still have time to make some plans! Check out the St. Nicholas website they have tons of ideas and that's really all you have to read up on- it literally has everything you want to know or do. (here's our last year's feast day event)
I bought special Advent calendars this year for my kids. The one we all are really excited about is Knox's. His has Sinterklaas in it, complete with his Bishop's Mitre, a Bible and Crosier. He even delivers the traditional oranges to the kids. And what's more fun, being this is a well thought out calender his door is opened on number 5- so you have him out in time for his feast day. SO FUN!
I like the Playmobil calendars because most of them come with the Advent Angel. Oh by the way, I justify this "toy" because I want to keep my kids focused on ADVENT. We collectively agree to give up candy for Advent...so the Advent calendars with chocolates don't work out well for us in the end. You can't really argue St. Nicholas and and Advent Angel, it doubles for some serious feast day fun. It helps me combat other issues that might come up.