Living in Michigan, you may have heard of Bronner’s and that it’s home to all things Christmas. In fact, it’s actually the World’s Largest Christmas Store! So if you’re in need of some holiday cheer or new decorations for your home, this is the place to go. Head on over to the east side of the state to a town called Frankenmuth and you will be able to find everything you need to celebrate the season. This is a trip that can be for children and adults alike as there are many different fun things to do. Here are some of the most popular things to do while visiting Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland.
1. Mail a Letter to Santa
For a kid, there’s nothing more exciting than being able to tell Santa what they want for Christmas. With this year being more challenging than others when it comes to seeing Santa up close and personal, Bronner’s has a special mailbox for Santa. Your kids can drop off their carefully written Christmas list and it will be delivered to Santa himself to look at! Hopefully, they’ve been good this year.
2. Take Home a Cool Ornament
Ornaments, anyone? Whether you are looking for cute, wacky, or a customized ornament, you can find a little bit of everything at Bronner’s. Pick through thousands of different ornaments to find the perfect one to add to your Christmas tree this year. Some visitors come here every year just to enjoy the adventure of picking out a different ornament and seeing what crazy one they can find this year. There is truly the perfect ornament here for everyone, young and old!
3. Get Lost in the Christmas Wonderland
Ready to get lost? The total size of Bronner’s is 320,000 square feet. If you need help putting that into perspective in your mind, that’s about equivalent to 5.5 full-size football fields or about 7.35 acres. Wow! So if you are planning on taking a trip here, make sure you set aside a good portion of your day to be able to explore all of the magical parts of this place. From strolling down Christmas Lane to looking at the thousands of strung lights outside, you will be in awe at this Christmas Wonderland right here in Michigan.
4. Take a Picture With Santa
Outside of Bronner’s you can find an enormous statue of the big guy himself – Santa! This giant Santa welcomes all guests to Bronner’s and screams for a photo op for everyone that passes by. I mean, if you didn’t take a pic with the giant Santa, did you really even make a trip out to Bronner’s? Probably not.
5. Enjoy a Famous Sugar Cookie
After spending so much time exploring the magical areas of Bronner’s, sit down and relax to enjoy a frosted sugar cookie! Rumored that Mrs. Clause herself uses this same recipe to make her own sugar cookies for Santa. Taste test one of these cookies to help perfect your own recipe for Santa on Christmas Eve. There’s nothing quite like enjoying a sweet treat after a long day of exploring.
If you’ve ever been to Bronner’s and think that there is something extra special that I’ve missed on this list, feel free to leave a comment below. Happy Holidays!