St. Nicholas Parade is a 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle by Jan van Haasteren
The puzzle image illustrates a crowded harbor, as people have gathered to see Sinterklaas (Santa Claus) arrive from Spain in his ‘Pakjesboot 13’ steamboat. The celebrations are well under-way, but like all of Jan’s illustrations, it’s not quite going to plan, with the steamboat riding an extremely high wave as it prepares to dock. The inevitable tidal wave has created panic in the crowds, as they try and make a quick exit, causing the band to collapse into a bundle of instruments and uniforms. While some other people are none the wiser to the chaos building right next to them, such as the fisherman on the pier! If this small taster of the illustrations in this puzzle sounds like your cup of tea, then don't miss out on the fun of piecing this puzzle together, because there are many more hilarious illustrations to be enjoyed.
Most of Jan's fans will immediately search for his trademark - the shark's fin - featured in every puzzle. But you can also look for Jan's other favorites - Saint Nicholas, The Hands, The Dentures and a self-portrait of Jan - that can be seen in nearly all of his puzzles. But if you have never puzzled a Jan van Haasteren before, then you can be sure to look out for these things.
Dimensions: 68 x 49cm (26 x 19 inches)
Number of Pieces: 1000
Product Code: 19055