Ready for some mind-blowing numbers? Over 2 million people visit Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland each year, and with good reason: it’s the largest Christmas store in the world. After opening in 1945, Bronner’s quickly outgrew its original location, and owner Wally Bronner added two more buildings by 1971. By 1977, he settled on the current home, a 45-acre lot that houses the Bronner’s store, a shipping department, and landscaped grounds to boot. The 2.2-acre showroom requires a staggering amount of inventory: 8,000 styles of ornaments, 300 decorated trees, and over 50,000 trims and gifts. Each year they sell over 2 million ornaments and 125,000 light sets. OK, math time over.
Open Monday-Thursday 10am-7pm, Friday 10am-8pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 12pm-6pm. 25 Christmas Lane, Frankenmuth, MI 48734
If the holiday season makes you feel downright merry (or even if it just makes you feel a little bit... meh!), a trip to one of the USA's full-blown Christmas stores is an over-the-top experience you shouldn’t pass up. After all, why offer fabulous merch like snow globes, tinsel, and ornaments for just one short month when you can celebrate the holidays all year long?
In the U.S., a handful of stores make it their business to ensure Christmas shopping is a never-ending spectacle. Whether you’re stocking up on hard-to-find ornaments, advent calendars, stocking stuffers, or dazzling light displays for your own home, these stores have the holiday spirit in the bag. And, not only do they sell holiday wares all the time, but they also take Christmas decorations to new levels (one location even has an actual train that kids ride all throughout the store).
Sound like your kind of people? Or do you just want to revel in the spectacle of Christmas? Either way, visit these Christmas stores in the USA for gifts, decorations, and an explosion of holiday cheer that’ll linger well beyond the month of December.
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