To bring a little holiday cheer to your family from the Roaming Historian family, I thought I would share photos from our visit to Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland in Frankenmuth, Michigan. At the end of the Second World War, Wally Bronner started a sign-painting business that would eventually grow to be the world’s largest Christmas store. Located on a 45-acre lot at 25 Christmas Lane, the store emphasizes Wally Bronner’s Christian faith.

Everywhere one turns, there are seasonal decorations…Santas, reindeer, and snowmen are visible for as long as the eyes can see. Automatons move overhead and all around. Nativity scenes play prominent roles outside and throughout the store. Christmas trees gleam brightly with the most exquisite lights and ornaments. Christmas is alive 361 days a year at Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland. For many Michiganians, visiting the store is part of their annual holiday tradition. For others, it is a destination point in the quaint, Germanic-inspired town of Frankenmuth. This holiday season, I thought I would bring it to you. Happy Holidays, Amy and Jon