With beautifully landscaped grounds covering 27 acres and storeroom covering 2.2 acres (1.7 football fields), Bronner’s is the world’s largest year-round Christmas store, located in Frankenmuth, Michigan. Christmas lights and decorations illuminate the complex with a magical appeal that has delighted the young and young-at-heart for over 70 years, but you’ll find nothing more merry and bright at Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland than the smiles of the many visitors pausing to capture their experiences here.
Join us as we highlight the TOP 10 best spots at Bronner’s for your photo ops with photos you’ve shared with us!
10. NUTCRACKER SUITE & THRONE!
Just try and get these soldiers to crack a smile; we dare you! Our 2017 nutcracker display features a throne to sit or a whole suite of nutcrackers!
9. CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN!
If you want to know how many days are left until Christmas, then our vintage south-entrance display is your spot! (Not able to make the trip? You can cheat and keep track online with Bronner’s Christmas Countdown, too!)
8. OH SILENT NIGHT!
So full of smiles! Bronner’s replica Silent Night Chapel, erected in gratitude to God for His many blessings and a project that was very dear to originator Wally Bronner’s heart, is even appreciated by the chapel’s youngest visitors.
7. THE CHRISTmas STORY!
Bronner’s features an impressive collection of Nativity displays, over 250 styles to be more specific! In addition to the life-sized Nativity sets that greet guests at both entrances and our Silent Night chapel, Bronner’s program center in section 3 includes originator Wally Bronner’s personal collection of Nativities from around the world!
Frosty may be back again someday, but our iconic snowman is here to stay!
5. POLAR BEARS!
These polar pals are so un-bear-ably fun for everyone!
Bear hug, anyone?
4. “WALLY’S WOODS!”
Whether it’s children in wonder of the lights, a family photo or selfie, Bronner’s artificial tree display in section 15 offers an array of tree-mendous photo opportunities sure to de-light!
3. TUXEDO PENGUINS!
Penguin hugs are the best, don’t you agree?! These cool polar pals have warmed the hearts of many visitors!
2. WEST ENTRANCE WREATH!
🎶We wreath you a Merry Christmas, We wreath you a Merry Christmas, We wreath you a Merry Christmas and an ornate New Year!🎶
Bronner’s giant 72-inch wreath is decorated bi-annually and makes a fun photo op for kids, couples, families and even large groups!
AND THE NUMBER ONE SPOT …
1. The BIG man in red!
Our iconic, giant fiberglass Santa is larger-than-life, towering in at 17 feet tall!
What are your favorite spots for selfies and family portraits? Tell us in the comments below. We’d love to see your adventures at Bronner’s! Please share by tagging us with @BronnersChristmas on Facebook and Instagram, or @BronnersXmas on Twitter, and you just may be featured in our next post in this series!
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