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.

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DOWN­TOWN DE­LIGHTS

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.

OUT­DOOR AD­VEN­TURES

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.

IN­DOOR IDEAS

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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