TOP 10 Photo Ops At Bronner’s In Frankenmuth!

With beautifully landscaped grounds covering 27 acres and storeroom covering 2.2 acres (1.7 football fields), Bronner’s is the world’s largest year-round Christmas store, located in Frankenmuth, Michigan. Christmas lights and decorations illuminate the complex with a magical appeal that has delighted the young and young-at-heart for over 70 years, but you’ll find nothing more merry and bright at Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland than the smiles of the many visitors pausing to capture their experiences here. To demonstrate, we’re highlighting the TOP 10 best spots at Bronner’s for your photo ops with photos you’ve shared with us!



Just try and get these soldiers to crack a smile; we dare you! As can be seen, our 2017 nutcracker display features a throne to sit or a whole suite of nutcrackers!

Bronner’s home nutcrackers have also inspired a bit of photo fun!

West Entrance Nutcracker Display At Bronner's Christmas Wonderland
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*Bronner’s decorating team updates our west entrance displays for new photo opportunities often!


If you want to know how many days are left until Christmas, than our vintage south-entrance display is your spot! (Not able to make the trip? You can cheat and keep track online with Bronner’s Christmas Countdown, too!)

Bronner's Christmas Wonderland's Vintage Christmas Countdown Near The South Entrance
📷 Credit: Bronner’s. Take the fun home with our selection of Advent calenders and wreaths!


So full of smiles! Together with the city of Oberndorf, Austria, Bronner’s replica Silent Night Chapel was erected in gratitude to God for His many blessings. Understandably, the project was very dear to originator Wally Bronner’s heart and is even appreciated by the chapel’s youngest visitors.

Bronner's Replica Silent Night Memorial Chapel In Frankenmuth, Michigan.
Instagram 📷 Credit Top Left: handi.kurniawan, Top Right & Bottom: Bronner’s


Bronner’s features an impressive collection of Nativity displays, over 250 styles to be more specific! In addition to the life-sized Nativity sets that greet guests at both entrances and our Silent Night chapel, Bronner’s program center in section 3 includes originator Wally Bronner’s personal collection of Nativities from around the world!

DID YOU KNOW that each decorated tree at Bronner’s includes a Nativity ornament?! Next time you stop in, try finding one!

Bronner's CHRISTmas Wonderland Features Several Lifesize Nativity Scenes
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Frosty may be back again someday, but our iconic snowman is here to stay!

Bronner's Larger-Than-Life Snowman With Pipe And Coal Buttons
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These polar pals are so un-bear-ably fun for everyone!

Bronner's Fiberglass Polar Bears And Polar Bear Bench
Instagram 📷 Credits Top Left: two_tiny_birds, Top Middle: jaana1982 Top Right: kessler611Bottom Left: tracymonchilov Bottom Middle: mackenzieheyboer Bottom Right: Bronner’s

Bear hug, anyone?

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Whether it’s children in wonder of the lights, a family photo or selfie, Bronner’s  artificial tree display in section 15 offers an array of tree-mendous photo opportunities sure to de-light!

Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, (Artificial) Christmas Tree Room
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Undoubtedly, penguin hugs are the best, don’t you agree?! These cool polar pals have warmed the hearts of many visitors!

Bronner's Fiberglass Tuxedo Penguins Are Perfect For A Photo Op
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🎶We wreath you a Merry Christmas, We wreath you a Merry Christmas, We wreath you a Merry Christmas and an ornate New Year!🎶

Bronner’s giant 72-inch wreath is decorated bi-annually and makes a fun photo op for kids, couples, families and even large groups!

Bronner's Christmas Wonderland's Giant Wreath Makes A Merry Photo Op!
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1. The BIG man in red!

Our iconic, giant fiberglass Santa is larger-than-life, towering in at 17 feet tall!

Bronner's 17' Tall Giant Santa Welcomes Visitors Year-Round
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Instagram 📷 Credits Top Left: lesleyshev, Top Right: thebirdspapaya, Bottom Row, Left to Right: of_history_and_roses, allihofflander, simonneelaine, bonneyerin, drusillafish

Find another Top 10 Photo Ops at Bronner’s in this 2nd edition post!

What are your favorite spots for selfies and family portraits? Tell us in the comments below. We’d love to see your adventures at Bronner’s! Please share by tagging us with @BronnersChristmas on Facebook and Instagram, or @BronnersXmas on Twitter, and you just may be featured in our next post in this series!

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