Festive Adventures in South Holland and the Roosendaal Area

The days are getting shorter, temperatures are dropping, and the holidays are approaching rapidly. It's that time of the year when we seek coziness and warmth. Fortunately, the South Holland region and the Roosendaal area offer a plethora of festive activities to enjoy this special time. Whether you're looking for Christmas markets, ice skating rinks, or pop-up events, here are some fun outings for November and December 2023.


Christmas Market in Dordrecht

The Christmas Market in Dordrecht, held from December 16 to 18, 2023, is one of the largest Christmas markets in the Netherlands. The historic city center is transformed into a magical winter wonderland with hundreds of stalls, Christmas music, and tasty treats. An excellent opportunity to get into the Christmas spirit and find gift ideas.
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Winterland Breda

Winterland Breda, running from November 25, 2023, to January 8, 2024, offers an enchanting winter experience near Roosendaal. Here, you'll find an ice skating rink, a Christmas market, attractions, and performances. An ideal family outing to enjoy the festivities.
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Evening of light Delft

The Evening of Light (in Dutch: Lichtjesavond) is a magical evening when the entire city of Delft is adorned with thousands of twinkling lights, turning the historic buildings, canals, and cobblestone streets into a breathtaking display of luminous beauty. This enchanting event is a beloved tradition that ushers in the holiday season with warmth and charm.
This event is taking place at December 12th. The centerpiece of Lichtjesavond is the grand lighting of the Christmas tree in the heart of the city. This ceremony brings a collective sense of wonder to residents and visitors alike. Lichtjesavond is a free event, and no tickets are required.
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Ice Skating in Rotterdam

For ice skating enthusiasts, the Rotterdam ice rink, open from November to January, is a great place to celebrate the winter. Located in the heart of the city, it provides a beautiful setting for team-building activities or just having fun on the ice.
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Gouda by Candlelight

Gouda is famous for its cheese, but during Gouda by Candlelight on December 16, 2023, the city is illuminated by thousands of candles. The market serves as the backdrop for Christmas carols and concerts, creating a truly magical atmosphere. An unforgettable experience for the whole family.
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Christmas Circus Ahoy Rotterdam

The Christmas Circus Ahoy, taking place from December 21, 2023, to January 8, 2024, brings traditional circus entertainment to Rotterdam. With breathtaking acts and entertainment for all ages, this event is a festive tradition not to be missed.
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Pop-up Winterland The Hague

In The Hague, December 7 to 23, 2023, you can enjoy Pop-up Winterland The Hague. It offers a charming winter market with stalls, an ice rink, and various entertainment. A great place to experience the winter cheer.
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Rotterdam Winter Festival

The Rotterdam Winter Festival, held throughout November and December (dates vary), celebrates the coziness of winter. In the heart of Rotterdam, you can enjoy an extensive Christmas market, a festive ice skating rink, delicious food from food trucks, live music performances, and much more. This festival brings the magic of the holidays to life in the bustling city of Rotterdam.
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Ice Skating on the Grote Markt (Breda, North Brabant)

For those in the Roosendaal area seeking a cozy and festive ice skating experience, be sure to visit the ice skating rink on the Grote Markt in Breda. During November and December (dates vary), you can enjoy the fun of skating on a beautiful outdoor rink, surrounded by enchanting Christmas decorations and cozy food stalls. A perfect opportunity for winter fun with friends and family.
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Christmas Concert in Laurenskerk (Rotterdam, South Holland)

On December 23, 2023, you can experience the beautiful Christmas spirit in the historic Laurenskerk in Rotterdam. The church comes to life with an enchanting Christmas concert, complete with live music and choirs. This is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the holiday spirit and enjoy the beautiful sounds of the season.
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Christmas Concerts and Performances

Many theaters in the South Holland region and Roosendaal are organizing special Christmas concerts and performances. Visit the websites of local theaters for the most up-to-date information and to purchase tickets for these enchanting events.

With these festive activities nearby, it's easy to get into the Christmas spirit and spend quality time with your family, colleagues, and loved ones. Have fun and happy holidays!

Be sure to check availability and opening hours before deciding to go, as some events may be weather-dependent or based on ticket sales.