Our calendar of vacation occasions in Holland and past

Our calendar of vacation occasions in Holland and past
Our calendar of vacation occasions in Holland and past

HOLLAND — ‘Tis the season! Procuring and vacation occasions are simply across the nook — and have, in some locations, already begun. Irrespective of the place you reside alongside the lakeshore, you will discover occasions for all ages.

Here is a compiled listing to examine all through the season:

Vacation Kerstmarkt

When: Fridays and Saturdays starting Saturday, Nov. 19

The place: Holland Civic Middle

Particulars: Holland’s personal European-inspired out of doors market with handcrafted wares, recent greenery, vacation decor and baked items from native artisans. Housed in picket cubicles, Kerstmarkt can even characteristic reside music performances, dogsled demonstrations and extra throughout its quarter-century celebration. Particular dates and hours can be found at kerstmarkt.wordpress.com/about.

Vacation Open Home

When: 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19

The place: Downtown Holland

Particulars: Head downtown for an opportunity to see the superbly adorned and brightly lit streets whereas additionally searching for vacation presents. The occasion contains an look by Santa and his favourite elf, a reindeer petting corral, chestnut roasting and particular offers.

Zeeland Turkey Trot 8K

When: 8 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 24

The place: Downtown Zeeland

Particulars: Begin your Thanksgiving Day with some train by collaborating within the Zeeland Turkey Trot 8K. The occasion begins downtown in entrance of Frank’s Restaurant and takes trotters via a number of of Zeeland’s streets and neighborhoods.

Saugatuck Group Tree Lighting Ceremony

When: 3-6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25

The place: Wicks Park, Water Road

Particulars: This occasion begins with a go to from Santa and his reindeer earlier than heading to Wicks Park Gazebo for an annual tree lighting ceremony. The vacation tree will likely be lit in unison with the star on Mt. Baldhead.

A child stands next to a snowman made during the Zeeland Magical Christmas Parade on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021.

Small Enterprise Saturday

When: Saturday, Nov. 26

The place: Holland, Saugatuck, Douglas and Zeeland

Particulars: Native retailers are celebrating Small Enterprise Saturday with giveaways, reductions and different enjoyable promotions throughout West Michigan. Go to small companies in Holland, Saugatuck, Douglas, Zeeland and past to buy vacation presents and present your assist.

Zeeland’s Magical Christmas Parade

When: 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28

The place: Downtown Zeeland

Particulars: Zeeland kicks off the vacation season with one thing for everybody. All of it begins at 5:30 p.m. with musical act Tuba Christmas, adopted by a tree lighting ceremony at Splash Pad Park at 6:15 p.m. and the Magical Christmas Parade alongside Foremost Avenue at 6:30 p.m.

Holland’s Parade of Lights

When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29

The place: Downtown Holland

Particulars: Santa Claus arrives downtown as a part of this annual occasion, escorted by over 75 floats, vans, marching bands and extra. Beginning on the nook of Eighth Road and Columbia Avenue, the parade travels down Eighth to Holland Civic Middle.

Really feel the Zeel of Christmas

When: 5:30-8 p.m. Nov. 30-Dec. 2

The place: 156 E. Foremost Ave. in Zeeland

Particulars: Snap a photograph with Santa earlier than hitching a experience on a horse-drawn trolley via downtown Zeeland. Tickets can be found by donation exterior 140 E. Foremost Ave.

Magic on the Mill

When: 5-7 p.m. or 7-9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Dec. 2-17

The place: Windmill Island Gardens in Holland

Particulars: This brand-new ticketed vacation occasion incorporates a tulip subject of 1,000 LED blossoms on a synchronized mild and music present, plus entry to the carousel and windmill. Retailers will likely be open through the occasion and youngsters may greet Sinterklaas after his arrival in Holland.

Strolling Santa

When: 6-8 p.m. Fridays, Dec. 2-23

The place: Downtown Holland

Particulars: As you knock out your vacation procuring, hold a watch out for Santa Claus as he strolls via downtown Holland to greet prospects, pose for pictures and unfold vacation cheer. 

Families take photos next to Holland's new Christmas tree during the Holiday Open House on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021.

Sinterklaas Eve

When: 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2

The place: Holland Civic Middle

Particulars: This conventional Dutch occasion invitations youngsters to welcome Sinterklaas, the Dutch St. Nicholas, to Holland with a lantern-lit procession. Sinterklaas will welcome households at 6:20 p.m. earlier than main a conventional procession across the block. Households can pose for pictures till 8 p.m.

Fennville Vacation Occasions

When: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3

The place: Downtown Fennville at Foremost St. and Maple

Particulars: Locals throughout West Michigan are invited to downtown Fennville for a full day of vacation occasions in early December, starting at 9 a.m. with a pancake brunch. The day additionally contains reside reindeer, a go to with Santa, a parade, a tree lighting ceremony and extra.

Procuring Jam

When: 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17

The place: Downtown Holland

Particulars: As a part of this annual occasion, collaborating companies will open their doorways early, providing 30 p.c off at the least one merchandise from 8-9 a.m. and 25 p.c off at the least one merchandise from 9-10 a.m. 

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New Yr’s Eve Celebration

When: 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31

The place: Holland Civic Middle

Particulars: This New Yr’s Masquerade Celebration may have drinks, meals, champagne and dancing with reside bands and a DJ. Proceeds from the occasion profit Mackenzie’s Home, a program to stop the homelessness of aged-out foster youth.

— Austin Metz is a former Holland Sentinel reporter.


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