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Frankenmuth Christmas 2021

Frankenmuth Christmas lights make this Bavarian village an ultimate Christmas destination in Michigan

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There is a place in Michigan where you can celebrate Christmas year-round. However, the holiday season is the best time to visit Frankenmuth, called Michigan's Little Bavaria. The city, which is proud of its German roots and architecture, dresses up in dazzling lights and lavish decorations right after Thanksgiving. Horse-drawn carriages offer festive rides while old-fashioned candy shops and cozy restaurants add to the small-town atmosphere.

Glowing trees along Main Street light up a promenade through downtown and to the beautiful 40-foot (12-m) Christmas tree. Stop by Zehnder Park for the free music and lights show that occurs seven times per day at 11:30 am, 2:30 pm, 4:30 pm, 5:30 pm, 6:30 pm, 7:30 pm, and 8:30 pm. On Fridays and Saturdays, there are also shows at 9:30 pm. While in Zehnder Park, go see their life-size nativity scene.

Frankenmuth Christmas market (November 26–December 12, 2021)

The culmination of Christmas celebrations in Frankenmuth usually happens in late November through early December when Frankenmuth Christmas market, called Frankenmuth ChristKindlMarkt, and downtown Christmas celebrations take place. This authentic pop-up street market offers lots of delicious foods and treasures to set you in the Christmas spirit. Live music, hot snacks, entertainment, and carriage rides are available throughout the weekend from 11 am to 7 pm.

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