Here are 6 fun stops for a Year- Round Christmas Roadtrip in Michigan. If you love Christmas, you should celebrate as often as you want to! So here is a great solution to celebrating Christmas all year and keep spreading joy and cheer!
Where are all my Christmas fanatics?!? ❤ Be sure to refer back to this post for Springbreak or Summer Vacation!
As if you need one more reason to visit the U.P. – add the small town of Christmas to your roadtrip bucketlist! Christmas has population of around 400 people, but many more make the trek to the Christmas post office each year, to send gifts and mail postmarked from Christmas, Michigan. 🎁
Local businesses join the fun and carry out the tradition with Christmas decor and this 35 ft. Santa is always just outside his toy shop! 🎅
Christmas Cafe Coffee Shop – Vassar
Yes, this gem does exist! ☕ Christmas Cafe Coffee Shop, is a one-of-a-kind coffee shop is located in the historic downtown of Vassar, Michigan and its always Christmas time!! 🎄 With a super kid friendly atmosphere; they offer lunch items as well as yummy drinks!
Situated along the Cass River, Vassar is one of the beautiful @puremichigan Byways. Bonus: It’s only 10 miles from @frankenmuth so next time you’re in town, swing by the Christmas Cafe! This is a must stop! Add it to your itinerary!
Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland – Frankenmuth
Bronner’s is a classic! Any Michigander knew this one was coming! Every day is Christmas at The World’s Largest Christmas Store in Frankenmuth, Michigan 🎄
Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland is designed with an Alpine architecture and operates year-round. The actual store is huge at 7.35 acres in size and outside the landscaped grounds cover 27 acres all covered in light up Christmas displays, animals and characters around the whole property.
Rooftop Landing Reindeer Farm – Clare
Add this stop to your year-round Christmas bucketlist! Let’s celebrate Christmas every day 🎄 Be sure to stop and visit the gentle reindeer at @rooftoplandingreindeerfarm in Clare, Michigan! 🦌 It’s on your way up to Christmas, Michigan in the Upper Peninsula!
When Santa’s reindeer aren’t busy working and making special appearances around the state, this is their home on a reindeer farm! The farm has an elf inspired playground for littles and alpacas too! Check their website for the live reindeer cam and hours of operation.
Santa House – Midland
Did you know you can go to school for a proper training on how to be Santa Claus? 🎅 Well, each September hundreds of aspiring Santa’s gather for training at Santa House, just before the Christmas season!
Santa House in Midland is open to the public from late November into January with Santa meets and Christmas fun! Santa House sits on the corner of M-20 and Main, dressed like Christmas every single day!
Next door is the Midland County Court House, which is also a beauty to see. AND it’s within walking distance of the Tridge! Like literally across the small parking lot. Go check it out!!
Bonus: Santa Claus, Indiana
Not technically in Michigan, but it is within driving distance, so I think it’s worth mentioning Santa Claus, Indiana. This is a great touristy destination with lots of Christmas themed businesses and sights to explore.
In the middle of everything, is Alma, Michigan, otherwise referred to as Scotland, USA! There’s a buzz right now in town – plenty to see and do! Come visit Alma, Michigan.
Where and what is Scotland, USA, you say?… Let me tell you all about Alma – Scotland USA!
In the middle of everything is Alma, Michigan, otherwise referred to as Scotland, USA! That’s what the sign says, that’s what we stick with and that’s what we celebrate! Now is a great time to mention, if you haven’t been to a Highland Festival yet, it’s time you go!
For as long as I can remember, I looked forward to the time when Alma came alive to the sound of bagpipes. As a child, it wasn’t uncommon to hear a bagpiper practicing off in the distance while playing at the many parks in town. And we were always looking forward to the annual Highland Festival and Games each Memorial Day Weekend!
See why the Village of Shepherd is the sweetest little town anywhere around. What may be surprising is Shepherd’s History, it’s rich and interesting.
Fun fact: The village was actually named known as Salt River through the 1800’s, then changed to Shepherd, after a notable man in town. So keep reading to see why you should stop by Salt River Park!
A drive through Shepherd in early Spring, you will see signs of Maple Syrup all around town! Maple Bush trees are tapped around every corner! It’s a village wide event.
It is time to dust off your party pants, Spring Culture Festival time is here! Spring is kicking off celebrations of heritage and cultural pride, exactly as it should be!
Michigan doesn’t fall short when it comes to fun cultural celebration, look forward to the Summer Culture Celebrations list coming out soon!