Frankenmuth may be famous for having a Christmas supercenter that’s open year-round, but that’s not the only draw to this idyllic German town during the holidays. The whole city comes alive with the Christmas spirit, creating a spectacle of twinkling lights and cheerful decorations that brings in people from all over Michigan and the world each year. Don’t miss out on the truly magical experience of Frankenmuth during the holidays with these fun events. 

 

1. Frankenmuth Comes Alive with Lights
The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting longer which means it’s the perfect time to stroll around and check out the beauty of Frankenmuth at night. Whether it’s the glow from the warm interior of the Frankenmuth River Place Shops or the string lights hung up with care all throughout town, there are sure to be magical scenes that will warm your heart. Decorations will be up by Mid-November.


2. Music & Lights Show

An unique experience will come to life this holiday season in Zehnder Park with a music and lights show. The show will commence every day at – 11:30 AM, 2:30 PM, 4:30 PM, 5:30 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:30 PM and 8:30 PM – with a bonus show on Fridays & Saturdays at 9:30 PM. The tree will also remain lit for photos during non-show times so guests can capture a family photo to remember their trip. The new tree show is nestled in closely with the cherished nativity to remind us of the reason for the season. With all these showtimes, you can visit Frankenmuth when it works best for you and still enjoy the full Christmas experience. 

 

3. Caroling
What’s more festive than caroling? Don’t miss out on this time honored tradition that will be sure to get you in the holiday spirit. Caroling will take place December 5, 6, 12, 13,  19 and 20 from 1 PM – 4 PM at the Frankenmuth River Place Shops. 

 

4. Great Holiday Gifts To Be Found in the Frankenmuth River Place Shops
With over 40 shops you will absolutely be able to find a gift for everyone on your list! Check out Emilie B’s, Girl Talk Sassy Boutique, and Calla Lilies for fantastic women’s apparel and accessories. Stop into Funky Skunk for some authentic Irish merchandise. Have an animal lover on your list? Visit Hello Cats & Dogs for all the latest pet parent goods. 

 

5. Santa Visits from December 5th thru 20th:

On Saturdays Santa visits on the Fest Platz Stage from 1:30 – 3 PM and again 3:30 – 5:30 PM. On Sundays from 1 – 4 PM Santa visits on the Fest Platz Stage.