You won’t go hungry during your stay in this German themed city as there are plenty of restaurants offering delicious family meals and plenty of small cafes and castle-themed bakeries to satisfy any afternoon cravings. The cuisine ranges from all-you-can-eat meals to fine European fare.
Enjoy an all-you-can-eat Zehnder’s chicken dinner in their beautiful dining room. Originally built in 1856, the former Exchange Hotel was bought in 1928 by the Zehnder family and the restaurant has been serving fresh and local cuisine to millions of guests ever since. Ideal for lunch and dinner, the restaurant also offers a gluten free menu.
Capturing the town's festive spirit, this restaurant is a special place to enjoy some excellent food as well as warm and welcoming service. Once a station connecting Flint and Frankenmuth in the 1920s, the historic venue offers some delicious European food, and if you’ve ever wanted to try Schnitzel, this is the place to go.
Located in another one of Frankenmuth’s historic buildings, Bavarian Inn has been offering delicious food since 1888. With its golden chicken, specialty breads and German cuisine, the venue was also voted the most kid-friendly restaurant by Great Lakes Bay Magazine readers.
Voted ninth among America's most Christmasy towns by Time Magazine, Frankenmuth is famous for its festive cheer and when staying in Frankenmuth Vacation rentals for Christmas, you will be able to see why. Always offering something to do for everyone no matter the weather, the town offers a wide range of exciting events and loads of fun activities for the whole family.
Forget about your previous Christmas shopping experiences because Frankenmuth claims to have the world’s largest Christmas store. Open all year round and located within a Bavarian style chalet, Christmas Wonderland has rows upon rows of festive lights, 350 Christmas trees on the shop floor and decorations from over 70 nationalities. One of Little Bavaria’s most popular attractions, the huge store was established in 1945.
If you’re after something a little more active, get out of your Frankenmuth Hotels for Christmas and take a trip to one (or both) of the town's two indoor water parks. Stretching over 50,000 square feet and with a retractable roof, the water park has family raft rides, slides such as the Perilous Plunge, and a Lazy River for the less daring. It’s a great day out, come rain or shine, and located near most Frankenmuth vacation rentals.
Sit back and enjoy a gentle 15 or 30 minute ride around the charming town in one of the Fantasy Carriage rides that are available all year round. It’s a great way to really make the most of your stay and also a fun and informative history lesson for all ages.
Frankenmuth at Christmas is an ideal holiday vacation for families. From seasonal foods, to activities to magic shows, this is a city that really embraces the spirit of Christmas and shares it with all.
Ever wanted to try your hand at making your own pretzels? The whole family can experience a class in pretzel technique and then enjoy the fruits of their labor fresh out of the oven. Classes are offered daily and last about an hour – including watching your delicious pretzels bake.
Take your family down to beautiful Fischer Hall and experience The Christmas Magic & Illusion show complete with the world’s tallest elf, lots of magic tricks, audience interaction and a special appearance from Santa Claus himself.
If the weather is not so jolly, take a trip down to the museum, which features thousands of artifacts, interactive activities and tons of events spread over seven galleries.