Christmas In Frankenmuth

It’s always Christmas in this corner of Frankenmuth, thanks to our unabashed love for the celebration of Christ’s birth, all year long. But it’s that “that time of year” when the WHOLE town comes alive with all that is “merry & bright” creating a cheerful, Christmas experience straight out of a Hallmark movie! No doubt, you’ll want to add a Christmas in Frankenmuth to your bucket list if you haven’t already been!

Excited Girl Outside of The World's Largest Christmas Store

Even as locals, our heads spin with all the possibilities that await you during Frankenmuth’s spectacular Christmas extravaganza. In fact, it’s an experience that continues to grow year after year! (And if you’ve already made Frankenmuth a Christmas tradition, you’ve undoubtedly been noticing!)


Whether you are the type that needs to have a plan or the spontaneous sort who prefers to fly by the seat of your pants Santa’s sleigh, the best place to start is with a copy of the Frankenmuth Christmas Guide to get an idea of the vast opportunities for merry memory making! What’s more, the guide can also be viewed online too.

TIP: Because of the popularity of Christmas in Frankenmuth, reservations at some of your favorite stops may be ideal to make the merry most of your time!

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree – A spectacular light show you’ll want to see!

One highlight is Frankenmuth’s FREE, spectacular 7-minute, Musical Tree Light Show! Let your senses deLIGHT as 23,000 lights dance across the 44-foot tall ‘stage’ to your favorite Christmas songs. What’s more, there’s not just one show, but TWO!

Bundle up and catch a double feature downtown at Frankenmuth’s Visitor Center Platz!


What’s more, take a drive along 25 Christmas Lane, Bronner’s 1/2-mile long scenic drive. Every evening, from dusk until midnight, guests enjoy the cheery glow of over 100,000 lights illuminating the grounds where you’ll find animated light displays and iconic photo st-ops, too! It’s #3 on Frankenmuth’s “Little” Light Driving Tour — but we’re getting ahead of ourselves!🚗

Frankenmuth Ice Rink – 🎵Skate To The Heart!🎵

Ice skating in winter in Frankenmuth, MI
📷 Photo Credit: Frankenmuth Convention & Visitors Bureau

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just want to give it a go, experiencing Frankenmuth’s Ice Rink is sure to go “skate to the heart“! And that’s just where the best memories are meant to be …


The 2023-2024 ice skating season runs from November 21, 2023 – February 29, 2024.

Find all the information, including pricing, times of operation and package deals at –

Tour The Town –

There is so much to see, it’s true! How you choose to tour the town, well … that’s up to you!

Horse Carriage in downtown Frankenmuth on Main Street during Christmas at dusk
📷 Instagram Photo Credit: Metro.Detroiter
  • SELF GUIDED TOUR – Frankenmuth’s Christmas Tour Guide features a fun poem and visual key to help you navigate all 25 points on the “Little” Driving Light Tour which goes “off the beaten path,” beyond Main Street!
  • HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDES – 🎵Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way — Oh what fun it is to ride in a one horse open sleigh!🎵 Take an upgrade from a one-horse open sleigh to the comfort of a horse-drawn, covered carriage ride through Frankenmuth!
    (Please Note: Frankenmuth’s carriage companies each offer their own tours separate from the “Little” Driving Light Tour.)
  • HOLLY JOLLY TROLLEY LIGHT TOUR – For a new experience, let “Lucy”, a fully enclosed 28 passenger trolley bus, take you on a magical, 30 minute Christmas light tour through the town. (Tickets required.)
  • FREE CHRISTMAS SHUTTLEThrough December 23, enjoy Frankenmuth’s complimentary Christmas Shuttle to help you get around town, hassle-free! Check out the site for shuttle hours, route and runs.

Regardless which you choose, you’ll want to be sure to pick up or print a copy of Frankenmuth’s Christmas Tour & Maps so you don’t miss a single thing!

Picture Perfect Photo Ops To Capture Christmas Memories

Like a photo scavenger hunt to curate the perfect Christmas card photos or Instagram grid, you’ll discover expertly decorated, quaint areas that are perfect for a photo-op all throughout town in Frankenmuth’s STOP & SNAP CHALLENGE!

Love swag? Earn a point when you check-in at each location and score a prize at Frankenmuth Visitor Center when you accumulate 15 points.

Love a good Scavenger Hunt or Photo Op? Than you won’t want to miss these options from Bronner’s!

There’s so many more options that are sure to enhance your Christmas experience in Frankenmuth! Check out to find a full calendar of holiday events & activities!

Santa, I’d Like Never mind. I’ll Get My Own Presents!


Frankenmuth’s Peppermint Perks Promotion rewards shopping local with SWEET $AVINGS!

(Running November 17, 2023-January 1, 2024.)

With “s-deals” like this, you’re sure to find a few new favorites!

Stop in to Frankenmuth’s Visitor Center to grab your coupons.

Additional special savings and “Snowball Steals” for doorbuster deals are NEW to Frankenmuth this holiday season with their 12 Days of Sales” Christmas Promotion, which runs December 1st – December 12th, 2023 at select Frankenmuth locations.

Lastly, don’t forget to head to to grab your:

You don’t have to take our word for it! Check out this Bronner’s Facebook post to see what Frankenmuth fans have to say about the Christmas in Frankenmuth experience:

We’d love for you to join the conversation! Will you let us know in the comments below what YOU love most about Christmas in Frankenmuth?!

Here are a few helpful links to get your trip-planning to “Michigan’s Little Bavaria” started:

2 thoughts on “Christmas In Frankenmuth

  • November 25, 2023 at 9:12 am

    I Love coming to Frankenmuth but during my two favorite holidays it’s a must. Easter and Christ mas. I have to make a couple trips to bring the grandkids to see Santa so when will he be there?


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