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.
If you’re looking for family friendly fun, Frankenmuth, Michigan is the perfect getaway! It is one of my favorite local go-to vacation spots, for years we’ve been celebrating family birthdays at Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth with delicious family style chicken dinner.
A great Indian tribe has established an amazing operation in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe started car bingo many moons ago and it has transformed into a world class entertainment venue, casino, waterpark, spa, campground and so much more. Mt. Pleasant is a premier travel destination in Mid-Michigan, you should come check it out!
Learn about my visit at Ziibiwing Center. Part of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe in Mt. Pleasant. As a Culture Center, designed and dedicated to the Anishinabe people, a celebration of history, tradition and beliefs.
I hope it comes as a surprise that Michigan has so many amazing castles to choose from! From private homes to hotels and museums, they are all stunning and one-of-a kind. Watch my videos and learn about my visit to each one!
For 38 years the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe holds an annual Powwow each summer. Powwows are a celebration of American Indian culture. People from diverse indigenous nations gather for dancing, singing, and honoring the traditions of their ancestors.
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe Powwow is open for the public to attend and takes place at the tribal campground: 7529 E Tomah Rd, Mount Pleasant.