Follow along as we carol our way around Michigan’s Little Bavaria!

“Jingle bells, Jingle bells, Jingle all the way. Oh what fun it is to ride in horse drawn carriage.”

Take a magical ride around town at The Fantasy Carriage Company, located near Zehnders, or The New Frankenmuth Carriage Company, located under the Glockenspiel Tower. Both will take you on a spectacular light tour around Michigan’s Little Bavaria, all while listening to the jingle of horses bells.

It’s “Hard Candy Christmas” at a few of our beloved local stores.

A trip to SugarRush Sweets and Treats, The Frankenmuth Taffy Kitchen, or Rau’s Country store is sure to make you feel “fine and dandy”. From nostalgic candy options, to a giant assortment of rainbow bulk candy, and hand-made taffy; these specialty stores are the perfect place to find a gift for that person on your list with a sweet tooth!

“A beautiful sight, We're happy tonight. Walking in a Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland."

Equipped with a 2.5 acre showroom, Bronner’s has everything you need to put you in the mood for holiday cheer. Along with 50,000 trim and gift options, you can also get your ornament personalized while shopping. Before you leave, be sure to check out Christmas Lane, where not only the snow glistens- but so do the sparkling lights every night of the year!

kids picking out candy

Another great site to see at Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland is the iconic Silent Night Chapel. Standing at 56 feet tall and 27 acres of beautiful landscape, the Chapel provides sacred ground to celebrate this time of year. The shrine itself is a replica of the original Oberndorf/Salzburg chapel in Austria, where the original Silent Night Hymn was performed back in 1818. The chapel area also has a beautiful nativity scene, as well as a plaque that includes 300 different translations of Silent Night.

While it may not have raindrops on roses or whiskers on kittens, the Enchanted Forest is guaranteed to still have a few of your favorite things. Featuring a vast world of magic and fantasy, the Enchanted Forest has the finest display of mystical fairy and garden merchandise around.

Even when the dog bites or the bee stings, simply remember that they also have a fantastic set of garden miniatures, fairy figurines hand painted, zodiac candles, and celestial jewelry. Then you won’t feel so bad.

“Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus, right down Santa Claus Lane. Vixen and Blitzen and all his reindeers pulling on the reins."

The guy in the big red suit often makes appearances in Frankenmuth during the Holiday Season. Some of his favorite places to stop include River Place Shops and Grandpa Tiny’s Farm. Look for the Santa hat in the Frankenmuth Christmas Experience Guide to find all the Santa Sightings in Frankenmuth.

Elf Tip: Vixen and Blitzen are busy at the North Pole, but you can visit 2 of their reindeer friends while at Grandpa Tiny’s Farm.

“Oh, the weather outside is frightful, But the fire is so delightful. And since we've no place to go; Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. Man it doesn't show signs of stoppin' And I brought me some corn for poppin'."

No need to bring any corn for popping, in Frankenmuth you can find a vast variety of popcorn at Frank’s Muth, The Popcorn Wagon, and Kernel Benny’s Popcorn. Stop by the Popcorn Wagon to check out their flavorful selection of popcorn (nearly 45 different kinds!) At Kernel Benny’s you will find the finest bag of kettle corn, as well as German imported beer, locally crafted ice cream, and old fashioned floats. At Frank’s Muth you’ll find a wonderful selection of specialty popcorn, including a holiday favorite they offer every year, Peppermint Bark popcorn. Even when the weather outside is frightful, the popcorn will taste delightful.

“Christmas time is here. Happiness and cheer."

Christmastime is here in Frankenmuth, and the best place to keep track of time while here is at the Frankenmuth Clock Company. With over 1,000 clock to choose from, you are sure to find one to find the perfect clock to help keep you on schedule this Holiday season!

"Oh, There's no place like Frankenmuth for the Holidays!"
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Frankenmuth CVB

The Frankenmuth Convention & Visitors Bureau is a destination marketing organization, promoting tourism to Michigan's Little Bavaria.