Winter is fast approaching in Michigan and the Midwestern United States. Holiday fever and the shopping season are in full swing. The first snow is falling. Where better to celebrate all of this on an early December morning than at “The World’s Largest Christmas Store”, Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland in Frankenmuth, Michigan.
Frankenmuth screams holidays, with this over 90,000 square foot retail space its center. People come from all over to visit one of Michigan’s biggest tourist attractions.
As soon as you park you’ll notice all the festive decorations outside around the building and parking lot, including the 15-foot snowman…
…and one of the many 17-foot Santa’s. Gotta love seeing polar bears too.
Watch out for the (rein)deer crossing. 🙂
In how many languages can you say garbage/trash? Bronner’s gives off an International feel everywhere you walk inside and out, showcasing different saying and words in countless languages, like “Welcome!”.
I proceeded to walk in the west entrance, one of several. Better remember where I parked. 🙂
Bronner’s was founded by Wally Bronner in 1945. It doesn’t matter what time of year it is, they are virtually opened year around. 361 days to be exact.
The bright light goodness is right in front of you upon entering. Better sign up to see Santa quickly.
Bronner’s gets two million visitors a year, many of which were here on this morning.
They have great signage amongst all the holiday cheer hanging from the ceiling to help you find your way.
With countless ornaments, no matter your interests and tastes, your bound to find something for you or whom your shopping for. Is that really Bud Light? You can have a Bronner’s artist personalize any ornament you want.
Bronner’s offers a selection of ornaments made from all over the world. I gravitated towards the Poland and Mexico sections.
Being a foodie I also parked for a while in the produce market, I mean the fruits and vegetables ornaments section. I checked out the mushrooms, zucchini and other green vegetables.
You’ll see trees all decorated up to get a feel for what it would look like with certain themes. The vegetable tree. Hungry anyone?
It’s not just ornaments, you’ll find lights and artificial trees galore and…
snowmen, nutcrackers, angels, nativity scenes and so much more.
Look there’s Santa again!
Again make sure you’re always not just looking straight ahead, but up as well.
It was a great morning in Bronner’s. I picked out some ornaments and a few other things. I could have spent all day there. If your around Michigan, the Midwestern United States or Ontario this holiday season or anytime for that matter, make sure you get to “The World’s Largest Christmas Store”.
About three-thousand of their items are available via their website. Checkout their presence on Facebook and Twitter.
What is your favorite kind of ornament? What holiday stores, Christmas themed or otherwise, have you come across in your travels?