Come to Downtown Holland for an Enchanting Shopping Experience
When I think of the Holidays I think falling snow, gathering with family and friends around the fireplace, and of course shopping!
I truly prefer to shop local to find that perfect gift for each person on my list. The one that says, this makes me think of you! That’s why shopping Downtown Holland is where I’ll be heading this year.
“The shops are warm and cozy, and you can find neat things that you’d never find in a mall or big box store,” shares GRKIDS CEO, Melody VanderWeide.
Not only can I find the perfect gifts, but I’ll also find a traditional, magical Holiday shopping experience.
“The city is alive with shoppers and delightful decorations everywhere,” continues Melody, who’s made Downtown Holland a shopping tradition for years.
Holland has thought of everything when it comes to making shoppers feel welcome. They decorate meticulously and Christmas music floats through the air in every store.
They even have heated sidewalks that melt away the snow!
You’ll Come Back Every Year for These Special Events
The experience alone is worth heading to Holland’s downtown, but for a super special experience, you need to check out their special Holiday events. The fun starts with Shop ‘til you Drop on November 9.
“The ‘Shop till you Drop’ event is one of my favorite ways to shop local, get great deals for everyone on my list, and find unique items to fill my little boys Christmas stockings,” says Tiffany Kamphuis, who lives near Holland.
Downtown Holland’s events carry you through the holiday season. Which one should I choose to go to?
4 Downtown Holland Holiday Shopping Events to put on Your Calendar
Shop ‘til you drop | Nov 9, 7:00-10:00pm
The later you shop the more you save. From 7:00-8:00pm you save 20% off at least one item at participating stores. From 8:00-9:00pm you can save up to 25%. And from 9:00-10:00pm you can save up to 30%.
Holiday Open House | Nov 17, 5:00-8:00 PM
Stroll the decorated and brightly lit streets filled with holiday carolers, sample a roasted chestnut, take a picture with Santa and his favorite elf or visit his reindeer at the petting corral. Participating businesses will be offering complimentary refreshments and free gift wrapping during this event. The festivities conclude at 8:00pm with a tree lighting ceremony and caroling.
Parade of Lights | Nov 27, 6:30pm
This highly anticipated event will feature Santa arriving in Downtown Holland escorted by reindeer, bands, floats, trucks, family and friends adorned with thousands of sparkling holiday lights! At the end of the Parade, Santa and his reindeer will be available to greet his fans.
Shopping Jam | Dec 8, 8:00am
Shop early at Downtown Holland’s annual Shopping Jam! Participating businesses will open early for this special event. From 8:00 am to 9:00 am save 30% off at least one item and from 9:00 am to 10:00 am save 25% off at least one item.