Winter has been especially brutal for keeping us inside and away from our loved ones. And if you're like me, you're probably missing sunny brunches, beach days, and excuses to get out and walk around with your friends.

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That's why Holland's annual Girlfriends Weekend is a perfect excuse to shake off the winter snow and get your crew together for an escape full of shopping, drinks, food, and fun.

What is Girlfriends Weekend?

This annual weekend event takes place in downtown Holland, and welcomes women of all walks of life to come spend a weekend with their friends, having fun, without all of the pressures that come with day to day life.

Holiday Shopping

The event includes three full days of fun planned in Downtown Holland. According to their website, your registration fee includes a swag bag full of goodies, a coupon book with discounts and promotions to participating shops and restaurants, a complimentary mimosa at check-in, the chance to win great giveaways, and the opportunity to participate in a variety of fun in-store activities and classes all weekend long!


Ladies will arrive on Friday, March 3rd for their check-in, then the shopping kicks off, leading into a nightcap welcome party at the bar with drink specials just for the event.

Saturday boasts opportunities to see their fashion show that features some of the great looks you can find at downtown Holland businesses. Then more shopping, dining, and the night ends with an epic Luau party, because we all deserve a tropical getaway, especially this time of year.

Colorful cocktails

Finally, ladies you'll pack up and say goodbye on Sunday, but not before another round of shopping and treating yourself. Don't forget to check out the in-store activities before you leave, too!

If you need this trip as bad as the rest of us, you can still register for the event. Tickets are only $50, and available on their website.

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