Tuesday, December 6, 2016

A Visit to Frankenmuth, MI

Anyone who lives in Michigan is sure to have heard of Bronner's Christmas Store.  It is in Frankenmuth, Michigan, about one hour from my home and I have been there on numerous occasions.  I blogged about it during the last A to Z Challenge.

A few weeks ago I made a trip there to gather some Christmas items and remembered to take my camera.  The current location is much larger than the one I first visited - I can't remember how long ago.  The new location opened in 1976 and covers more than seven acres.  That's a lot of Christmas!

Of course, while you are in Frankenmuth you can walk around the lovely little town and eat a fabulous chicken dinner at one of two restaurants.  I've even stayed at the hotel there for conferences.  But this post is just to show you some of the lovely interior of this very large store.  You can buy all sorts of Christmas items - even a Christmas sock with a dinosaur on it.








Happy Holidays!!!

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  1. Seven acres - wow! Looks great, Denise.

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    1. It is truly an adventure. I saw a program on TV last night and the owner was saying that over half the items sold are under $20. I've even ordered items to ship to my son in Texas.

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  2. Interesting Denise, what a store! Now I understand why so many Canadians go to Frankenmuth. I have never been but that really is incredible. The pictures are great.

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    1. I never knew about Canadians coming until another blogger mentioned it. It is incredible.

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  3. What a coincidence! We just came back from a long weekend there. ☺ (It's about a 4 hour drive). Great photos, Denise! The crowds were huge at the store and elsewhere, but we had a good time, regardless. Loved the Christkindlmarkt, especially. This was our third visit to Frankenmuth, but the first one in winter. I'm German-born and really enjoy the ambiance. Makes me homesick!

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    1. I've been later in December and it is a nightmare, which is why I went in October.

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    2. If we do go there again, I'd probably try for a couple of weekdays, instead, but then we would miss the German Christmas market. That was my main reason for going, this time. We were a bit disappointed that it wasn't bigger, but still found some nice gifts for friends and for me, too. :) They had some beautiful art.

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    3. I have a friend who is visiting the German Christmas markets this week. It is on my list. I would love to go back there at Christmas time, but this year will have to settle for my memories of eating stollen in Dresden.

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  4. Wow, that is a Christmas store! It would be fun to see if at some point. I would imagine someone could get "lost" in there for hours just enjoying all that is to be seen.

    betty

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    1. I am not even sure I have ventured into every nook and crannie. I do like that I get their catalog so I can just get pointed to where I want to go when I get thee.

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  5. I think my head would explode in that store due to sensory overload. But, I do very much love Charlie's stocking!

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    1. I can't wait for him to see it on Christmas. I have little dinosaurs and train ornaments to put inside.

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  6. I'd love to visit a place like that! Michigan must be a beautiful state. I have a friend who lives in Marquette and her photos are magical - all seasons of the year. I told my husband I want to go to MI- sometime soon to see all of that beauty. It's like Michiganders are keeping a very big secret, from the rest of the country.

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    1. You should check out puremichigan.org. I also blogged about the state in this year's A to Z challenge. There is certainly a lot of nice country here.

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  7. Wow! Did you find it overwhelming? So much sparkle...so much to look at...so little time! I hope there was a "cats" section. :)

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    1. I think they have a section for everything. Pets, professions, countries, sports, you name it. It really is a fun place to visit.

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  8. Oh I want to visit this place again...I will one day.

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