Bronners Christmas Store Wonderland located in Frankenmuth Michigan is known as the “largest Christmas store in the world”. Founded by Wally Bronner in 1945, this store is huge, on 27 acres with over 5.5 football fields of buildings filled with every Christmas decoration you can think of.
On our way to the Upper Peninsula, we stopped at Bronners Christmas store and wow it really is the “biggest Christmas store in the world”. I couldn’t believe my eyes and you can literally spend a whole day there without seeing everything.
However, since we were “just stopping by”, our 2-hour trip really wasn’t long enough. The displays inside and out are just beautiful and they really put you into the spirit of Christmas even in August.
Here are some mind-blowing facts about Bronners Christmas Store and until you see it for yourselves it’s hard to believe all the Christmas decorations that they have.
- You can purchase items from over 70 countries at Bronners
- They have approximately 350 decorated trees all year long
- Over 6000 styles of ornaments can be found in the store
- They carry 400 different nativity sets
- Collectible items include Dept. 56, Precious Moments, Snowbabies, Hummel Figurines, Possible Dream Santas and many more
- They are opened 361 days a year where you can experience the Spirit of Christmas
- They have Christmas trees in all shapes, sizes, and colors
- Lights, wow there is a whole building dedicated to lights
Bronners Christmas Ornaments
With over 6000 different styles of ornaments, you will find exactly what you are looking for. For every occasion such as wedding, new house, engagement, first Christmas together, and baby’s first Christmas.
They have every dog ornament you can imagine including every breed and rescue style too. Every sport and every sports team too. There is a whole line of military ornaments for each branch. They can also personalize your ornaments too.
Bronners Christmas Lights
You can’t even imagine the amount of Christmas lights available at this store! Every shape and kind of Christmas lights are available. There is a whole building just for lights.
As a matter of fact, if you lined up all the lights sold each year by Bronners, it would be over 500 miles. Yes, that’s definitely a lot of lights.
We purchased old-fashion bubble lights at the store when we visited. I remember having them as a kid and always wanted them on my tree.
There are beautiful light displays inside and outside all around the store at Bronner. The outside displays on Christmas Lane and in the parking lots total over 100,000 lights. Yep, their electric bill runs over $1000 per day!
Bronners Christmas Trees
When walking around Bronners you can see all the Christmas tree displays decorated with every light and ornaments available for purchase in the store. There are over 350 decorated trees for your enjoyment year-round.
Here are a few pictures of the displays at Bronner Christmas store.
Directions to Bronners Christmas Store
Bronners is located off exit 136 off Interstate 75 in the town of Frankenmuth, Michigan.
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There current hours are as follows:
Monday to Thursday 10 am to 7 pm
Friday and Saturday 10 am to 9 pm and from 9 am to 10 am reserved for the most vulnerable population (during COVID)
Sunday Noon to 7 pm
They are also opened 361 days a year except for New Years Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas. They are also closed on Good Friday between the hours of noon to 3 pm.
Bronners is handicap accessible however they do not have electric scooters but you are welcome to bring your own.
Bronners on line catolog
If you can’t get to Michigan to see this fantastic Christmas store in person, you can shop online or from their catalog to purchase all this company has to offer.
Visit Bronners online for all your Christmas needs.
Things to do in Frankenmuth MI
Bronners is only one of the many things to do in this quaint town. Frankenmuth Michigan is a town that reminds you of the German State of Bavaria. Many structures and restaurants add to the Bavarian culture representative throughout the town.
They have German-themed restaurants, hotel, and store buildings giving you the feel of being in Bavaria and even a Bavarian Festival.
Here is a list of same of the things to do in this off the beaten path town of Frankenmuth:
- Visit the largest Christmas Store in the world, Bronners Christmas Wonderland
- Take a ride on the Bavarian Belle Riverboat on the Cass River
- Frankenmuth Aerial Park–an aerial rope course in the woods for climbing and zip-line fun
- The Frankenmuth Historical Museum where you can learn all about this wonderful German town
- Zehnder Park
- St. Julian Winery, Frankenmuth Tasting Center
- Michigan Heroes Museum
- Frankenmuth Carriage Company where you can take an old-fashion carriage ride along Main Street
- See the Bavarian Inn Holz Brucke Covered Wooden Bridge
- Have a Christmas Town Ale at Frankenmuth Brewery
- Take PedAle Trolley along Main Street through Frankenmuth and pedal on one of the many 2 hour tours
Frankenmuth Bavarian Festival
The Bavarian Festival is celebrated every June with a weekend filled with family fun. Admission is $5 for the entire weekend for ages 13 and older with children 12 and under, free.
From German entertainment featuring beer gardens and bands to many festival parades, there are so many things going on all weekend for everyone to enjoy. Be sure to mark your calendars for June 10 – 13, 2021 for the next festival weekend.
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Frankenmuth is known for its famous family-style chicken dinners. Two of their restaurants, Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth and the Bavarian Inn Restuarant serve this family-style feast of fried chicken (with gravy), German buttered noodles, bread, and many other sides to over 2 million visitors every year.
These restaurants as well as others in the area including Bronners Christmas Snack Bar serve many German favorite recipes such as Bavarian Pretzels and all kings of schnitzels.
Hotels in Frankenmuth, Michigan
This Michigan town of Frankenmuth even has some great hotels to stay at. Not only do they have one of the largest indoor waterparks in the world but it has 2 indoor waterpark hotels!
The Zehnder’s Splash Village (located right next to Bronners Christmas Wonderland) is Michigan’s largest indoor water park with over 50,000 sq. ft. of family fun where the temperature is always 80 degrees.
You can stay the night in this Bavarian-style inn or just spend the day in the water park. Your kids can play on the many water slides while you relax on the lazy river.
Your family can relax poolside in your own cabana (that you can rent) with a TV, mini-fridge, and food and beverage service. Here is a place the whole family will love.
This town even has another indoor water park but this one at the Bavarian Inn Lodge is only for registered guests of the hotel. They have four indoor pools and three whirlpools, water slides, and even a 15-foot waterfall.
If the water park isn’t enough, make sure you play a round of mini-golf on their course and play a few of the over 150 arcade games at the hotel.
For information and available dates for hotels in the area go to Bookings.
If you are ever in Michigan it is definitely worth a trip to visit Bronners Christmas Wonderland. I wish we had more time there and I would have loved to stay a few days in this quaint Bavarian town.
Frankenmuth and Bronners are a great place for a getaway with so much to do and see and experience a different culture. Adults and kids alike will love all this town has to offer all year round but especially during the Christmas season.
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