Just to be clear, it’s the Christmas Mall, not the mall at Christmas. The little town near Munising got its name when Julius Thorton built a factory in 1938 to make holiday gifts. I am confused as to whether he named the town Christmas or his factory. Unfortunately, in the summer of 1940, his business burned down and he never rebuilt. although the workshop is gone the area still kept the name Christmas.
The Christmas Mall was closed when I went by on my road trip. I like to stop at these eclectic shops to see what kind of stuff I can find, but I usually don’t have time since I am busy looking for places to photograph. I figure when I run out of sites to see it would be interesting to do posts highlighting some of these stores around Michigan. I see a lot of them all over the states, and mostly in small towns.
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