Road Trip: Holiday Shopping and Dining in Holland, MI

Looking for a reason to take a road trip AND find the perfect holiday gift for that special someone in your life?  Hit the streets of Holland, Michigan where you will find a variety of local shops and boutiques with artisanal and unique gifts suitable for every loved one.  While here, indulge in delicious meals, desserts, and handcrafted beverages to fuel your shopping adventure!

First things first, coffee.  Arrive in town and hit up Lemonjellos for a Fireside Latte. Sweetened with maple syrup and cinnamon, this delicious drink will keep you warm as you shop around downtown Holland.

Enjoy the snow-free sidewalks as you walk along windowfronts enjoying the festive holiday decor. Stop into Cherry Republic and find goodies that are all Michigan sourced. From chocolate covered cherries, salsa, barbeque sauce, wine, and soda – everything is from our mitten state and is the perfect place to find wonderful and delicious holiday gifts!

When looking for more local and unique gifts, be sure to keep an eye out for Michigan Awesome, a favorite brand of Michigan-inspired clothing, kitchenware, and even regional foods.  Sold in several retail locations in the downtown area, Michigan Awesome is a local favorite for the Michigan lover in all of us.

Take a break from your holiday shopping and pop into New Holland Pub on 8th in Downtown Holland.  Holland’s very first micro-brewery is a must stop for beer lovers. Enjoy a number of delicious New Holland craft beers and spirits, catch some live music, or simply dine off the locally sourced menu.  With a variety of options for every taste and sensitivity, you won’t be disappointed! Hit up the tasting bar and retail store Sidecar (right next door), for tastings and shopping for fun logo wear and all things New Holland Brewing!

For the sweet tooth, be sure not to miss the Holland Peanut Store. Over 100 years old and five generations strong with the lovely Fabiano family, the Peanut store is an old-fashioned local and iconic candy store in downtown Holland.  You will love the friendly experience while shopping for homemade chocolates, fresh roasted nuts and famous Fabiano ice cream Nutty Paddle Pops. Nostalgia fills your senses when you step into the store and see and smell the candies from your childhood! With hand-dipped chocolates and jars upon jars of bulk candies, choosing a holiday gift is easy at The Holland Peanut Store!

Finally, jump back into your car and head out to The Holland Bowl Mill. Find the perfect turned bowl, live edge cutting board, wooden coasters, beautifully hand-made wooden utensils, and so much more at the Holland Bowl Mill! These hand-crafted and intentionally constructed items are truly one of a kind, with every piece created using a different cut of wood.  Take the time to tour the Holland Bowl Mill and watch the eco-friendly process as the wood takes shape and a bowl is created before your very eyes!  Custom orders and engraving are available to make your order even more special.  

End your day by dining at Midici Pizza. Enjoy authentic Neapolitan style pizza with a full bar to boot! Select fresh, natural, high quality, ingredients to create your Neapolitan Pizza in the open-concept kitchen in the heart of the restaurant. The pizzas bake in imported Italian ovens for only 90 seconds and are absolutely delicious!  The relaxing Ambiance is the perfect place to sip on a glass of wine and reflect on your day.

Choose from a number of our hotels and accommodations near Midici along US-31 or choose to stay somewhere in the heart of downtown. Book your stay now for a weekend full of delicious dining and unique shopping! Visit our special offers page to check on deals and discounts! 


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