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Why You Should Visit Frankenmuth This Holiday Season

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The town of Frankenmuth, Michigan is known for its beautiful Bavarian-style architecture, which during Christmas season makes the town look like a real life Christmas village. With it being a four hour drive, it makes for a perfect day trip to get away from Kent State if accessible.

Another major draw to Frankenmuth is that they are home to the world’s largest Christmas store, Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland. With it spanning over 27 acres, you can essentially find any Christmas decoration you could possibly want is sold at this store. Over 50,000 different choices sold such as stockings, lights and 4,000 ornaments let alone.

During the Christmas season, the town goes all out for the tourists they attract. They offer all kinds of Christmas festivities to lean into what they are known for. A large ice rink is offered for a low price of $10 per person. There is also a 40 foot Christmas tree that has a seven minute show with synchronized lights and music almost every hour. To make getting around to all the destinations easier, a Christmas shuttle is offered for free for all visitors.

Frankenmuth is also known for their world-famous chicken dinners, with over two million being served each year. Other classic German foods are also sold, this being buttered noodles and fresh baked breads. The Bavarian Inn and Zehnder’s are where you are able to find these foods. 

Kat Musselman

Kent State '24

Communications major at Kent State University 21 years old Articles on pop culture and traveling