The Old Christmas Station Restaurant Frankenmuth Mi

We are a year round Christmas Restaurant in Frankenmuth. Our recipes are a collection of traditional authentic European delights. Making sure to only provide you with the highest quality everything is prepared in house from scratch.
If you are looking for something very special and unique, this is the place to go!

As a family owned restaurant, the Old Christmas Station is our home and we want to share with you something special … something wonderful … as we prepare handmade dishes rooted in my culinary heritage from Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Italy and France. Our guests deserve only the finest that our kitchen can give as we celebrate the art of every meal. Each plate of food we serve is prepared by hand in our kitchen. Every fresh cut vegetable for your salad, each delicate pasta and any of our house made sauces and desserts take time. Working with real food as God made it means we need real time to make it just right! While our guests are waiting, they may enjoy a glass of wine. I’ve hand selected delicious European wines complimented by a few international varieties to enhance the meal selections. For me, enjoying a glass of wine is almost a holy experience. I am told that next to water, wine is the oldest of beverages! Perhaps, you will argue that the oldest is beer, or maybe tea or coffee. We have all of those, too! A nice visit with a friend over your favorite glass may just bring harmony to our world. And, why not? Growing up in Switzerland, I found a love and passion for food … for sharing the experience of the meal with my family and friends. You may walk through our door today, you may feel and see something different in our restaurant. While we are not what you may have expected, we hope you will stay and enjoy the Old Christmas Station experience.

Originally Barbara Brunner-Romer and Gary Heidinger started out as Christmas antiques collectors. Getting to know each other through the Golden Glow Collectors Club they started doing business together via the internet. Many years later Barbara decided to relocate from Switzerland to the United States on Christmas 2011. Having bought the historic building on 100 South Main Street they started to remodel it almost completely in order to revive the beauty of its original state in the 1920s. As it turned out, the building used to be a train station connecting Flint and Frankenmuth in the 20s. In the following decades the building changed its owner and its appearance seveal time. Once it even was a tobacco store. Ten years ago it used to be a German restaurant called Frankeneck. After the former owener had fled his insolvency, the new lucky owners turned the building back to its former glory naming it The Old Christmas Station.

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