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You don’t have to travel far to have fun. Head to Michigan’s Little Bavaria for timeless family fun in Frankenmuth.
Bring on the Holiday Cheer
Let the countdown to Christmas begin! Let the kids pick out an ornament for the tree, chat with Santa on the hotline and put on your favorite holiday album for the drive-thru light show at Bronner’s.
Join the Frankenmuth Farmers Market in a festive celebration of the wonders of Christmas! This beautiful pop-up street market will be packed with troves of treasure and treats for kicking off your holiday season. Winding in and around Frankenmuth’s beautiful downtown you will find musicians, hot foods, entertainment, carriage rides and more!
Enjoy a Family Dinner
Frankenmuth requires a family dinner. Turn off the phones and enjoy a fried chicken dinner (and buttered noodles) at Zehnder’s or Bavarian Inn (the American v. Lafayette of mid-Michigan). Afterwards, take a walk through downtown and find grab a sweet treat at Frankenmuth Fudge Kitchen.
Stay the night at Splash Village
Make the day last longer and book a stay at Zehnder’s Splash Village Hotel & Waterpark. The 50,000 square feet aquatic center features a six-story family raft ride and super loop body slide; zero-entry activity pool with water geysers, water basketball and volleyball, Action River, Splash Landing play area, Dumping Bucket, Giggling Gorge and Perilous Plunge 4 story tube slides, relax in the Whimsical Whirl Hot Tub or just float along the Crooked Brook Creek Lazy River. It’s A LOT and your kids will love it!
About Carrie Budzinski
Carrie Budzinski is the Vice President of LittleGuide Detroit. She grew up in Livonia and Detroit and continues to live life in both cities. Carrie loves exploring the city and finding hidden gems in the suburbs..