Rooster and I left Bay City and drove back to Frankenmuth. Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland topped the list of places wanted to visit on our second day in the Bavarian village of Frankenmuth. It’s not that we are big holiday decorating people. These days we don’t even put up a Christmas tree. It’s not that we have anything against Christmas. We wanted to visit this Christmas store because we heard they had 27 acres of decoration year round. (The actual store is only 2.2 acres or the length of a football field.) We couldn’t pass up the opportunity to witness the massive amount of gaudiness. This store devoted to Christmas didn’t disappoint.
A toy soldier from the Nutcracker Suite stands guard at the entrance to keep out the riffraff.
You can watch a movie about Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland if you have the time. Rooster and I opted to do skip this one. We did watch one about the relationship between the chapel and the one in Germany where the song “Silent Night made its debut.
The things we saw inside Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland
Christmas displays crowded the largest Christmas store in the world. We saw tributes to the birth of Jesus.
Santa Clause hung out everywhere.
The man in the red suit and white beard rang bells’
They even had a big chair where he could sit down a cop a squat.
Animals got into the Christmas spirit. They hung around up near the ceiling.
Lions, tigers, and bears. Oh, my.
We saw a mouse in a tea cup.
More Christmas ornaments than I’d ever seen before glowed from the store shelves.
A moose made out of lights hovered over our heads.
They had musical instrument ornaments at Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland.
Ballerina dancer ornaments.
New York City ornaments.
I even found some motorcycle riding Santa ornaments.
Rooster and I left Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland with a massive dose of Christmas overload. Our stomach’s started to growl and we left the winter world behind in search from some hot July food. The clerk told us about a great barbeque place not for away. We left with a little piece of joy to the world in our hearts.
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