Anyone who has ever attempted to keep kids entertained during winter break knows the struggle is comparable to scaling Mount Everest…blindfolded. You’ve sung Frozen’s Let It Go, what feels like a million times, video games are starting to give everyone square-shaped eyeballs, and even the dog has taken to hiding from the indoor dodgeball tournaments. But despair not, the Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn comes to your rescue with the perfect antidote to your kiddos’ boredom. Say ‘Auf Wiedersehen’ to boredom and ‘Guten Tag’ to an array of winter-themed activities designed to banish boredom. Their whimsically enchanting fun-packed experiences might even convince your kids that you secretly transformed into Mary Poppins overnight. Is it magic? Nope. Just a little Bavarian ingenuity. Your sanity will thank you and your kids will have so much fun that they’ll forget what boredom feels like!

  1. Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Lodge’s Breakfast with Santa Event!

Picture this: The relentless chorus of “I’m bored” is quieted. They disengage from their iPads and TVs for a moment while creating a winter craft. Suddenly, Santa and Mrs. Claus step into the room, each carrying gifts for every child. Meanwhile, a delicious all-you-can-eat breakfast is being served. As all this is happening, you get to sit back and enjoy a piping-hot coffee and soak in the tranquility of occupied kids. This event isn’t just for your kid’s entertainment but an opportunity to make unforgettable family holiday memories. Click here for more information! 

2. Frankenmuth Ice Skating Rink

Turn their dreams of growing up to be like Frozen’s Elsa into a reality by visiting the Frankenmuth Ice Skating Rink! This frosty wonderland comes equipped with ice skate rentals and plenty of hot cocoa!

3. Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Restaurant’s Pickle in a Tree Scavenger Hunt

This free activity is the perfect way to get out of the house for a festive outing that will be sure to keep the whole family entertained! Collect all 10 answers on the back of the pickles on the Christmas trees around the Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Restaurant and Castle Shops, submit your entry in the Google form by clicking here and you might be the lucky one who walks away with a $50 Bavarian Inn gift certificate!

4. Frankenmuth River Place Shops “Tis the Season Weekends”

Frankenmuth River Place Shops is embracing the full-blown festive fever with its Tis the Season Weekends! Share your Christmas list with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and listen to lively renditions of holiday classics by our angelic carolers. (Just kidding, they are very human, though a highly talented, Fenton Lakes Chorus.) Oh, and did we mention shopping and light displays? Not only will you bask in the warm holiday ambiance in town, but you’re also assured of leaving with shopping bags and a joyful heart. It’s Rudolph-approved!

5. Spend the night at Bavarian Inn Lodge’s Water Park!

An easy way to fill up a day during the holiday break is by visiting the Bavarian Inn Lodge’s waterpark! Whether you’re looking to chill out in the hot tub or make a splash on one of our thrilling waterslides, we accommodate all ages!

6. Check out the Fun Center at the Bavarian Inn Lodge!

After spending a couple of hours at the Bavarian Inn Lodge’s Waterpark you can’t forget to stop by the Family Fun Center to check out our 160+ arcade & redemption games. Who knows you might even hit the ticket jack pot and walk away with an awesome prize!

7. Try out the Bavarian Inn Lodge’s Mini Golf Course!

For those of you looking for some friendly competition, our mini-golf course is open to all of our guests! No need to have a day pass or stay a night, just bring you’re A-Game!

8. Explore the Bavarian Inn’s newest attraction the Dragon’s Lair Laser Tag opening end of December!

If you’re still itching for a bit of friendly rivalry, then look no further than the Bavarian Inn Lodge’s newest offering The Dragon’s Lair Laser Tag! This is Frankenmuth’s newest experience for those of us who fancy a little bit of competition and a lot of excitement! And trust us the kiddos will surely be ready to chill out for a couple hours after this … or at least on the ride home!

9. Stop at Emilie’s Eis for some ice cream this December!

Not only did we decide to add a new expansion to our array of gaming features but we also decided to add a new stop for a sweet treat, Emilie’s Eis!

10. Book a Holly Jolly Trolley Lights Tour

The Holly Jolly Trolley Lights Tour is the perfect way to embrace the spirit of Christmas. Hop on the trolley and step into the magic of a Christmas spent in Frankenmuth with a tour around town showcasing all of Frankenmuth’s beauty during the holiday season! This is not just to keep your kiddos entertained but also to give you a slice of that holiday magic as well. Check out the link below to learn more or book your ticket!

11. Stop and Snap

Lastly, the city of Frankenmuth has set up the perfect stops for a photo op throughout downtown! Check out all locations here, take a photo at each one, and earn a free Frankenmuth ornament!

12. Bavarian Inn Lodge New Year’s Eve Family Celebration

And finally, end winter break with a bang at the Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Lodge’s New Year’s Eve celebration! Includes entertainment, dancing, a gourmet dinner, and a breakfast buffet! Check out  to learn more!

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