Christmas, Michigan: Town of Christmas, Santa CutoutsTall plywood rendering of Santa stands next to red post labeled "North Pole" at a store named Santa's Workshop. Other photo ops include a giant shoe house and a snowman.
- St. Nicholas St., Christmas, MI
- Santa's Workshop. South side of Hwy 28 just east of St. Nicholas St.
Visitor Tips and News About Town of Christmas, Santa Cutouts
The Santa sign is still standing and beautifully painted. Mrs. Santa doesn't exist any more, according to the nice people in the cool gift shop. She was knocked down in a storm. However, behind the store is a large Mother Goose wooden cutout of The Old Lady in the Shoe, and a cement snowman. It's definitely worth a stop for photo ops and there are fun things in the gift shop.[Diane Plumley, 01/24/2014]
We just went past Christmas. Santa is still standing, but Mrs. Claus has lost her head. Most of the shops are closed and rundown, but there is one gift store still open and looks nice.
About the only thing there is the Casino... which isn't all that grand either. Nice place to pass by and say you have been there, but don't expect much.[Cameron, 06/23/2011]
Christmas, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, has (50 or 75 ft) giant statues of Santa and Mrs. Claus, and a few little souvenir shops.[Vince Opper, 08/05/1998]
June 2006 - This old tip is debunked, to a degree. The "giant statues" were actually two-sided painted plywood signs, perhaps 35 ft. tall. Not bad, if you aren't expecting a 75 ft. tall giant statue. The Santa was still standing as of 2002, according to photographer Jeff Byrne (and still there in 2007, according to "Greg").
On a family vacation back in the 70s my parents took my brothers and me through Christmas, MI (not very far from Easter, MI) in the Upper Peninsula. They had a gift shop there with a caged black bear outside. My parents gave us each a nickel to put in the dispenser so we could feed the bear. I freaked out when the bear came toward me and ended up throwing the pellets at the bear. I understand he also drank pop out of a glass bottle. I would like to know if they still have the bear up there.[Emsquared, 01/10/1997]