Monday, November 16, 2015

Future POIs - Bronner's CHRISTmas Wonderland [Michigan, United States of America]

During Black Friday, we plan to go visit Michigan to do some shopping and one of the nearby places is Frankenmuth, which is a town that has roots from Germany and you can see the influences. The building designs, the foods, the beer gardens, it is all there. The main attraction here is Bronner's CHRISTmas Wonderland.

From wikipedia
Built in 1945, this place is the World's Largest Christmas store with landscaped grounds that cover a massive 27 acres which gets over two million visitors annually! This is a store dedicated to all things Christmas and the salesroom alone is 96,000 sq. ft. (2.2 acres or 1.7 football fields of space) with over 50,000 trims and gifts.

I don't personally celebrate Christmas, but I can appreciate the festivities behind the holiday and I think this will be a very interesting stop for us when we visit. My personal interest for visiting the site lies with the half mile long Christmas Lane which is lit in the evening with Christmas lights all year round and is open to the public. They even have a replica of the original chapel where they first sang 'Silent Night' on Christmas Eve in 1818.

This will likely be my last Future Point of Interest post for awhile since we don't have plans for future trips yet, so I will bring back this series when I have some more things to write about that I am interested in.

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