DREAMING OF A DUTCH CHRISTMAS Holland
The Michigan lake town is a beacon of holiday hospitality. Dutch culture, invigorating winter rec and a foot-friendly downtown create real warmth and charm.
Historic downtown Holland hosts Dutch Winterfest (November 17–December 8), which kicks off with strolling carolers, roasting chestnuts, the Parade of Lights and Sinterklaas. Shop the open-air Kerstmarkt for locally made artisan gifts. And stop at New Holland Brewing Company for craft beer and spirits.
Hike or mountain bike more than 8 miles on the Riley Trails, or fat-tire bike on a sweet slice of coastline at Holland State Park. Explore wooded dune trails and bluffs around the crest of Mt. Pisgah, which rewards with views of Lake Michigan, Lake Macatawa and Holland Harbor’s iconic Big Red lighthouse.
Stop at Deklomp Wooden Shoe and Delft Factory for hand-painted delftware and authentic Dutch souvenirs, grow your knowledge of Dutch culture at the Holland Museum, and swim or splash at the nationally recognized Holland Community Aquatic Center.
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