Tulip Festival of Lights

A ’magical’ family experience awaits in Holland
Magic at the Mill features 1000 LED "tulip bulbs" that twinkle in time to music. Photo courtesy of the City of Holland.

Windmill Island in Holland is lit…with a tulip field full of 1,000 bright, colorful “blossoms.” An expanse of LED bulbs that light up and dance, synchronized to holiday music, are currently ready to view through the third weekend of December at the second annual Magic at the Mill. Tickets are limited with sellout evenings expected.

“After a great launch last year, we’re excited to welcome back thousands of visitors to our park to enjoy a unique and festive holiday experience,” said Windmill Island Gardens Manager Matt Helmus. “Our team has been hard at work preparing the park for several weeks to provide a magical family experience.”

In addition to the tulip field of holiday lights, other attractions await at Windmill Island. The carousel will be lit up and running. Children of all ages can greet and get a photo with Sinterklaas, while enjoying the sounds of holiday music coming from the antique Dutch street organ. European-style snacks will be available for purchase from Waffle Stix and Nelis’ Dutch Village. Last minute holiday shoppers can discover unique gifts at Windmill Island’s well-stocked gift shops.

Tickets for Magic at the Mill must be pre-purchased at magic.windmillisland.com and are priced at $10 for adults, $5 for kids 3 to 15. This magical holiday event can be experienced the first 3 Fridays and Saturdays of December from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. Being an indoor/outdoor event, guests are encouraged to dress for the conditions.

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