There's no place like home for the holidays–but some places are definitely exceptions. That is certainly true for the towns and cities named on House Beautiful's list of 20 Best Christmas Towns.
The online publication has scoured the country for the best and most festive communities that come alive during the holidays and Michigan's Frankenmuth has come in at number 19.
Frankenmuth is a city in eastern Michigan known for its charming Bavarian-style architecture. This vacation destination is loved for its wide offering of things to see and do and Frankenmuth truly comes alive during the holiday season. A must-visit for any and all Christmas lovers, keep reading to learn more.
Often referred to as Little Bavaria, the main attraction here is the holiday megastore known as Bronner's Christmas Wonderland. This massive building is the world's largest Christmas store and is jam-packed with unique decor, Christmas trees, dazzling displays, and over 6,000 styles of ornaments.
In addition to this, Frankenmuth also features a Christmas market called ChristKindlMarkt. The market is the largest in Saginaw County and features dozens of vendors selling everything from handmade gifts to holiday delights. The market also includes visits with Santa, live music, and festive drinks. ChristKindlMarkt is open just three weekends in November and December from 11 am until 8 pm.
Frankenmuth is also home to dozens of stores and restaurants that love to get into the holiday spirit. The Bavarian Inn Restaurant is known to go all out come Christmastime and features a festive tree, cookie decorating, and a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus.
To learn more about the town of Frankenmuth and all of the events taking place this holiday season, be sure to check out their official site here.