Christmas, Michigan

Christmas is located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan just 4 1/2 miles west of Munising, and 9 miles east of AuTrain on the shores of Lake Superior.

  • Christmas, Michigan, with a population of approximately 400, was given its name by a Munising man, Julius Thorsen, who started a roadside factory in 1939 to make holiday gift items. The factory made a very limited product line, including doilies and rugs, before it burned down in 1940. The factory is long gone, but the community of Christmas continues to grow, becoming a popular resort area and a joy for snowmobilers.

  • Foggy's Bar and Restaurant is located on M-28 in Christmas, across from the Kewadin Casino, on the lake side of the highway. Open daily year-round, from noon (from 11 a.m. in the winter) to 10 p.m. Wheelchair-accessible. Family-friendly. Full bar.

Christmas, MI
Roadside Santas live on in front of souvenir shops. Santa's Workshop claims to have the world's tallest Santa.

Foggy's features the popular grill-your-own-steak format while offering a full menu, including sandwiches any time. They are also known as one of the best Friday Night Fish Fry restaurants in Alger County with a choice of Lake Superior Whitefish, Lake Trout, Perch, Haddock, or Tilapia.