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Christmas in MichiganOne of the major Christmas tree farm states in the country ( only North Carolina and Oregon produce more), Michigan is a natural winter wonderland.

And when it comes to traditional holiday hoopla, count on Michigan to provide plenty of parades, caroling and sing-a-longs from Detroit to Grand Rapids. That also includes spectacular light shows and other Christmas extravaganzas throughout the season.

DID YOU KNOW? Michigan Christmas fun facts

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Made in Michigan.

• Author Chris Van Allsburg, who wrote the children's book, The Polar Express, is from Grand Rapids where the world premiere of the animated movie, starring Tom Hanks, took place in 2004

• BONUS FUN FACT: The real-life inspiration for The Polar Express is the Pere Marquette Railroad's 1225 steam engine which now rolls out from the Steam Railroading Museum in Owosso every holiday season offering passengers special treats and "hot, hot, hot, hot chocolate."

• Michigan is one of the most Christmas-y states in the union, with a list of towns seemingly full of holiday cheer including Christmas, St. Nicholas, Snow, Antlers, Holly, Spruce, Star, and Shepherd.

• And where else would the world's largest Christmas store be located? In Michigan, of course. Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland in Frankenmuth, MI is open year round.

More information about Christmas in Michigan around the Web:

Detroit Family Christmas Events and Activities - Check out this insider guide to the city's many holiday attractions with focus on family fun.

Noel Night - Detroit rolls out the red carpet for holiday revelers including ice sculpting, music, horse-drawn carriages, luminaries and more.

Wayne County Lightfest - The Midwest's largest, with more than 4 miles of drive-thru animated displays brightly lit for the holidays along Hines Drive.

Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village - In Dearborn with holiday attractions spread over several acres including live music performances, bonfires, food and fun.

Grosse Pointe Village Christmas - There's a pre-parade festival followed by the annual array of floats, marching bands and a visit by Santa, featuring the compete parade route and related info.

Christmas in Chesaning
- This year's schedule with details on the Candlelight Walk and a visit with Santa.

Christmas at Crossroads Holiday Magic - History comes alive in Flint as costumed villagers prepare for the holidays, as visitors are offered a ride on the Huckleberry Railroad featuring a moving show of Christmas lights.

Christmas Tree Farms in Michigan - Full listings with contact info and directions to Christmas tree farms throughout the state offering precut or choose-and-cut trees, along with related holiday sleigh rides and refreshments.


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