Michigan Has One of America’s Most Festive Christmas Towns
Once you’ve finished decorating your living space, crafted some holiday gifts and decorations, and organized your party, you may want to set aside a few days to unwind before Christmas arrives. For many, the holiday season is about spending quality time with friends and family and taking a break.
There are several destinations where you can take a short getaway to recharge, do some Christmas shopping, or relax. These places offer beautiful scenery, charming inns, and a unique small-town atmosphere. This year, if you’re considering a getaway, House Beautiful magazine has compiled a list of festive Christmas towns in the U.S.
Michigan’s Frankenmuth makes the list.
Frankenmuth, a town known for its main attraction, Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland, earned a spot on the list. The magazine highlights the significance of this attraction by mentioning that it’s the “world’s largest Christmas store,” making it a “must-visit.” Bronner’s offers many features, including light displays, a Christmas market, and the chance to eat with “Santa and Mrs. Claus” at a German-inspired restaurant.
According to the store’s official website, Bronner’s opened its doors in 1945 and continues to draw over two million visitors annually. Shoppers can explore an array of 350 Christmas trees, each decorated with religious, traditional, and toyland themes, showcasing an extensive collection of over 6,000 types of ornaments. Many of these items are exclusive Bronner designs, and the store displays over 500 different nativities alongside an array of 50,000 trims and gifts. Year-round illuminated Christmas displays throughout the premises further enhance this festive wonderland.
Frankenmuth undergoes a festive transformation during the holiday season, too. Beginning in mid-November, the town comes alive with a vibrant Christmas spirit. They have over 150 trees, spanning from the north to south ends of Main Street and everywhere in between with lights. At every corner, visitors will see colorful light displays featuring beloved Christmas characters, buildings adorned with decorations, and a 40-foot Christmas tree positioned at the town’s center.