Holland on Ice
Downtown Holland, MI | February 3 & 4
Live Ice Sculpting
Watch the nation’s best professional ice carvers at work on Friday, February 3 and Saturday, February 4 from 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm each day in GDK Pocket Park on 8th Street between Central and River Avenues. You won’t believe your eyes as they transform 10,000 pounds of ice into an incredible work of art! The installation will remain on display in the park throughout the week as long as the weather permits.
Get your selfie smile ready! All throughout Downtown Holland, you’ll find large interactive ice sculptures and games made out of ice for the whole family to enjoy! Take a seat in a throne made entirely out of ice or play a game of tic-tac-toe…you guess it, made out of ice! The interactive ice sculptures will be on display beginning at noon on Friday, February 3. Come on down and have some fun!
Single Block Displays
Of course your favorite Downtown Holland shops and restaurants will be joining in on the fun all weekend long too! Stroll throughout Downtown Holland during Holland on Ice to check out the single block ice sculptures specially commissioned by our Downtown Holland businesses and organizations! The single block sculptures will be on display beginning at noon on Friday, February 3.
Downtown Holland will host its annual Meltdown Sale during Holland on Ice this year! Participating Downtown Holland clothing boutiques, gift shops, art galleries, specialty stores, and more will be offering deep discounts during the Meltdown Sale as they clear the shelves before spring arrives! Don’t miss your chance to save big at this popular sale. You can view the list of participating businesses here!
As part of the Downtown Holland Social District, visitors ages 21+ can purchase an alcoholic beverage at over a dozen participating bars and restaurants to enjoy outdoors! Sip your drink while you stroll throughout Downtown Holland and check out the ice sculptures! The Social District is open from 11:00 am – 11:00 pm. Find additional Social District details at www.downtownsocialdistrict.com.
Did you know that Downtown Holland is home to the largest municipally owned Snowmelt System in all of North America? What does that mean for you? It means we have heated sidewalks and streets so you can stroll without a slip and without worrying about wet and cold feet! (But don’t worry…we take extra precautions to ensure that our ice sculptures won’t melt on the sidewalk!)
Shopping and Dining
Downtown Holland is well-known for being the Lakeshore’s premier shopping, dining, and special events destination! Downtown Holland offers over 100 locally owned boutiques, shops, and galleries, along with breweries, cafes, and restaurants for every taste. We’re also home to some of your favorite nationally-recognized retailers too. Come experience the one-of-a-kind customer service you’ll only find here.
You can stay overnight in the heart of the action at one of three Downtown Holland hotels all within walking distance! Or you can visit the Holland Visitors Bureau website at www.holland.org to find a lodging option in the greater Holland area that best suits your needs and budget. Either way, we hope you enjoy your visit to Downtown Holland, West Michigan’s newest winter fun destination!
More Winter Fun
There’s so much to do in the Holland area all winter long! Enjoy the great outdoors with snow-shoeing, sledding, or hiking in one of Holland’s many parks. Drive out to the Holland State Park to see Lake Michigan and catch a glimpse of Big Red in the winter. Or stay warm and cozy indoors with a visit to one of Holland’s cultural attractions, like the Holland Museum or Knickerbocker Theatre!
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Holland on Ice event is hosted by Downtown Holland in partnership with the Holland Area Visitors Bureau.
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Holland Visitors Bureau
78 East 8th Street
Holland, MI 49423