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Where it always feels like Christmas

If you live in Southeast Michigan or Southwestern Ontario, and need an extra boost to get you into the Christmas mood this year, I know just the place -Frankenmuth, Michigan!

Frankenmuth is a Bavarian-style village located not far from Flint, Michigan. It offers shopping, dining, accomodation and recreation – and of course, those famous chicken dinners! I never used to understand why everyone got so excited about the chicken dinner – until I had one myself. OMG, the food -awesome!

The town always has a Christmas-y feel, especially at Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland. Larger than a single football field, the store is wall-to-wall ornaments, trees, decor, cards, wrap and more. It’s even located at 25 Christmas Lane, and at this time of year they pull out all the stops.

Just next door to Bronners is Zehnders Hotel & Splash Village. Offering family suites, an indoor water park and even family-oreinted movies in the lobby, we found it a great place to stay. There are always a variety of packages and special rates available. Zehnder’s also offers a free shuttle for guests into town, to their flagship restaurant, where you can have – you guessed it – their chicken dinner. Once you’ve landed at the restaurant, the rest of the downtown shops are an easy walking distance.

Even if you can’t get there before the holiday, be sure to check it out as an easy getaway!