The calendar is getting closer and closer to the most wonderful time of the year, and if you’ve never been to Frankenmuth during the holidays, then you’re missing out! Michigan’s “Little Bavaria” is already a quaint and cozy town, but during the Christmas season, it becomes pure magic.

Frankenmuth has some of the best holiday shopping in Michigan! Come visit for a day (or two or three!). Main Street is home to many of Frankenmuth’s most popular stores, with the main shopping district also being near Frankenmuth River Place Shops. The best part is many of the shops are within walking distance from Bavarian Inn Lodge and Bavarian Inn Restaurant. Avoid shipping fees, grab unique gifts, and enjoy a home-cooked, hearty meal between your shopping.

Holiday Shopping on Main Street

Cheese Haus

280 different flavors of cheese, plus a vast selection of meats, snacks, chocolates, candies, and other gear for your kitchen. Customize your own gift box or gift card for a special gift!

Covered Bridge Gift Shop

Extraordinary handcrafted leather belts, hats, handbags, wallets, and gloves. Plus, shop the greatest selection of Minnetonka footwear in the Great Lakes Bay region.

Frank’s Muth

For the best gifts, Frank’s Muth hosts an extraordinary collection of trinkets including vintage automobile, hunting and fishing, John Wayne, Old Guys Rule, Michigan apparel, Coca Cola memorabilia, kitchen gadgets, bar décor, jerky, hot sauces, and craft beer and wine.

Adorn Boutique

A specially picked collection of women’s fashions and accessories.

Zak & Mac’s Chocolate Haus

For sweeter treats, make your way to the Chocolate Haus. Chocolates, fudges, snacks, and more.

White House Boutique

Women’s apparel, handbags, jewelry, accessories and more at this trendy boutique.


Frankenmuth Toy Company & Kite Kraft

This store is positively packed to the seams with fun. Toys, puzzles, puppets, kites, and much more. Finding great gifts for kids is a breeze here!

Those Nature People

Oils, bath supplies, tea, supplements, and more. All 100% natural.

Other Stores on Main Street

  • Abby’s of Frankenmuth
  • Got Kilt
  • Rau’s Country Store
  • Rapunzel’s Boutique
  • Frankenmuth Woolen Mill
  • Amazin’ Mitten
  • Frankenmuth Fudge Kitchen


Castle Shops at The Bavarian Inn Restaurant

 Bavarian Inn Restaurant is also on Main Street! There are so many unique and delightful gift ideas in our Castle Shops that it might be difficult to choose! If you can’t decide, a Bavarian Inn gift card will work at any of these stores!

Doll & Toy Shop

Amazing toys for kids of all ages. Find unique dolls to customize and make your own.

Royal Gift Shop

Authentic German treasures, contemporary artwork, trendy attire, Swarovski Crystal and more.

Souvenirs & Cheers Shop

Nostalgia and fun merchandise guaranteed to put a smile on your face. We specialize in the wild, the wacky, and way-cool collectibles!

Wine & Beer Shop

Michigan’s greatest selection of German beers, plus hundreds of rare spirits to discover.

The Candy Corner & Chocolate Shop

Unique homemade treats and sweets, plus international candies and chocolates too!

Castle Shop Bakery

German delicacies, traditional desserts, and the best baked goods you can buy!

Frankenmuth River Place Shops

With over 35 stores and attractions, Frankenmuth River Place Shops could take an entire day of holiday shopping. Just a handful of great stores includes:

Emilie B’s

Women’s apparel boutique specializing in the latest on-trend and contemporary clothing and accessories.

Mother Earth’s Toy Jungle

Toys, gifts and educational items all related to this great planet of ours. Don’t miss the newest attraction, DINO LAND!

Enchanted Forest

A land of fantasy, myths and legends and home to fairies, dragons, and gnomes.

Funky Skunk

Frankenmuth’s original Irish store. Featuring a vast selection of Irish themed merchandise including authentic imported sweaters and hats, jewelry, gifts and Michigan’s largest selection of Guinness merchandise.

Girl Talk

Featuring flamboyant gifts that are as fun to give as they are to receive, as well as bold accessories to help every woman find their “fabulous”.

Calla Lilies

Calla Lilies is a boutique for classy and sophisticated women’s apparel, featuring misses and plus sizes.

Hello Cats & Dogs

From pet clothing to collectibles to breed merchandise, pet lovers will find great gifts and unique items for their pets here.


Woody’s is living on the edge! Featuring affordable men’s and women’s leather goods for the casual or serious biker.

The Popcorn Wagon

Popcorn lover’s paradise! Over 40 flavors of gourmet popcorn, tons of popcorn supplies, and great gift ideas!

Other Stores in River Place Shops

  • Bead Haven
  • Modern Craft Winery
  • The Michigan Shoppe
  • SugarHigh Bakery
  • Tervis
  • Cherry Republic
  • Black Star Farms Winery
  • I Love Frankenmuth
  • Great Lakes Olive Oil Co.
  • The Stadium
  • For Bare Feet
  • Charlin’s Book Nook
  • Wild Birds Unlimited
  • Grand Traverse Distillery
  • Yankee Candle Company
  • SugarRush Sweets and Treats
  • Serendipity Wellness Spa

Bavarian Inn Lodge

Holiday shopping in Frankenmuth doesn’t end on Main Street. Bavarian Inn Lodge has a variety of packages that would make fantastic holiday gifts!

Our Stay, Dine, and Play package would be an excellent gift for a family of four with small children. What child wouldn’t love to swim, slide, game, golf, and eat pizza all in one place? Included is:

  • Standard Room with 2 Double Beds
  • One Family Style Chicken Dinner for each person (prices will change based on ages and number of guests)
  • One Breakfast Voucher for Oma’s Restaurant at the Bavarian Inn Lodge for each guest (prices will change based on ages and number of guests)
  • $10 in Gaming Credits for the Family Fun Center
  • One Mini Golf Pass per guest
  • Bonus-Two Willy the Dragon T-Shirts

Our Gaming Mayhem package would make an excellent stocking stuffer, especially if there are several kids you need to buy for. Included is:

  • 1,000 Gaming Credits (5 Gaming Cards with 200 credits each)
  • Five $10 Vouchers – For use in Michael’s Gift Shop, Oma’s, and the Ratskeller

Bavarian Inn gift cards are also accepted at Martha’s Gift Shop, Michael’s Gift Shop, Oma’s, Ratskeller, and Lorelei Lounge!



Bavarian Inn Restaurant

A gift card to the Bavarian Inn Restaurant is a perfect option. A gift card will ensure that a loved one can enjoy our famous chicken dinner, whether they dine in or take out!

Check out our Takeout & Curbside To Go menu and see what delicious treats we offer.

Ready to Shop ‘Til You Drop?

Book a room with us, experience the magic of Frankenmuth during the holidays, and cross everyone off your gift giving list!


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