Many of us Michiganders already knew about this great Christmas city and now they have been recognized by a national group.

That city is of course Frankenmuth which was just named the top US city for holiday spirit by  They stated that Frankenmuth is:

Designated as one of the nine “Most Christmassy Towns in America” by TIME, this city of just over 5,000 people known for its German roots and Bavarian-style architecture is home to Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland, self-proclaimed as the world’s largest Christmas store. Bronner’s is the size of one and a half football fields, shines over 50,000 lights in its Christmas Lane all 365 days of the year, and offers over 50,000 different items you can peruse and gift wrap for friends and family.

Once you’ve done some shopping, stop by The Old Christmas Station Restaurant to eat your fill of festive holiday dishes and Christmas cookies, then explore their museum of antique tree ornaments. For a unique evening experience, hop on a horse-drawn carriage ride along snow-covered streets and wander through Michigan’s Little Bavaria’s outdoor European-style pop up holiday marketplace for one-of-a-kind trims and decorations handcrafted by local artisans. Near the holidays, the whole town of Frankenmuth radiates with twinkling lights and star streamers, making it an ideal location to find those sought-after holiday vibes.”

The Bronner's CHRISTmas Wonderland covers 2.2 acres and houses over 50,000 gifts, three 17-foot outdoor Santas and a 15-foot snowman.

When you are done shopping and famished you can go to The Old Christmas Station Restaurant and enjoy their holiday dishes and Christmas cookies.

If you have not been to the city during the holidays it is worth the trip.  Octoberfest is the second best time to visit Frankenmuth, if you cannot make it his holiday.

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