Nothing says Christmas more than a town that completely embodies the spirit of the season and not just in December. Whether it is the charm of downtown or the holiday spirit around every corner, there's something magical about a special Christmas town.

Recently HGTV, the channel that brings us everything fabulous about DIY projects and real estate, put together a list of "The Best Small Towns to Visit at Christmas". These are the towns from across the country that sparkle and shine and "deliver some major holiday spirit" during the holiday season, and of course, the Great Lake State was well represented. "These small towns all across the country stand out for holiday traditions and vibes that are worth a trip with the family", HGTV said. 

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HGTV has picked one of Michigan's favorite family destinations year-round as one the very best Christmas towns in America. Michigan's own little Bavaria, Frankenmuth, has been chosen as a Top Christmas Town in America, and let's just say, it's a well-deserved accolade that's lighting up the holiday season.

Frankenmuth is no stranger to spreading festive joy. With its storybook village vibe adorned with twinkling lights, garlands weaving around quaint shops, and the aroma of freshly baked goodies dancing in the is all part of what makes this town a true winter wonderland.

From the world's largest Christmas store, Bronner's CHRISTmas Wonderland, where you'll be whisked away into a holiday paradise filled with ornaments of every shape and size imaginable, to the cozy horse-drawn carriage rides through snow-kissed streets, every nook and cranny exudes the warmth of the season. Here's what HGTV had to say;

"In Michigan, the town of Frankenmuth is known as "Michigan's Little Bavaria" and — as one might expect from its title — it offers a delightful Christmas experience. The town is adorned with holiday lights and decorations, creating a magical ambiance. Visitors can explore the authentic German architecture, indulge in traditional German treats like pretzels and strudel, and enjoy the festivities of Christmas in Frankenmuth, including ice skating, a driving light tour, and a musical Christmas tree show".

So, as the snowflakes start to fly and the countdown to Christmas begins, add a trip to Frankenmuth, where every street corner feels like a scene from a holiday movie. Experience the joy, the traditions, and the enchantment that have rightfully earned this charming town its spot among HGTV's Top Christmas Towns in America.

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