No, no, not Sinterklass. I've been there when he's arrived with his 'helpers'. Christmas starts really early in the Netherlands.
These are (if I remember correctly) local people who get elected and they wear a pointy wizard type hat. You see posters of them in people's windows with (I presume) the equivilent of Vote Joe Bloggs.
Maybe it's a Limburg thing.
I did ask my friend about it and she told me, but I can't for the life of me remember what it was.
"Goodness is about what you do. Not what you pray to."