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Winter is the perfect time to take a road trip (if the weather isn’t hazardous) and visit a quaint small town in your area. As it turns out, Michigan has one of the best small towns to visit for Christmas in the entire U.S. by TripstoDiscover.com.

“Instead of visiting a crowded city this Christmas, take a drive to one of America’s small towns that celebrate the holidays in a big way,” TripstoDiscover states on their website. “Bask in the charm of these smaller cities this holiday season, where you can enjoy illuminated parades, town squares lit with sparkling lights and snow-capped roofs.”

So, what’s the special Michigan town? Frankenmuth, Michigan. That sound come as zero surprise, since it’s one of the most famous towns for Christmas fun in the country.

“You’ll be lured in by the charm of Frankenmuth, Michigan, as this small Bavarian-inspired town boasts a traditional Christkindmarkt in December,” they state in the feature. “Visit to experience its whimsical light displays, holiday-themed historic house tours and dinner with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the popular Zehnder’s Restaurant. If you need to do some Christmas shopping, head to Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland, the world’s largest Christmas-themed store with over 96,000 square feet of retail space packed with more than 300 Christmas trees.”

View the full list here.

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