GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — It was a full house in Zehnder's Restaurant as trays of food zipped out of the kitchen, the fire place was going and every inch of the establishment was decked out in Christmas decorations. 

Meanwhile, hundreds of folks were patiently looking around the restaurant in amazement, waiting to be the next table to try the world famous chicken dinner.

This is a typical day at Zehnder's Restaurant. 

A tradition of good taste began more than 160 years ago when the Exchange Hotel opened its doors in 1856. The Zehnder family purchased the hotel in 1928 beginning their tradition of good food and hospitality that continues to this day. 

Since then, the Zehnder's experience has been enjoyed by millions of guests from all over the world.

Zehnder's Restaurant
Zehnder's of Frankenmuth

Though families come from all over to eat Zehnder's chicken dinners, they also entertain their guest from their water park hotel, market place, golf course and more. 

For the holiday's at Zehnder's Restaurant, there will be a Holiday lunch and dinner shows on Dec. 3-5 and on Dec. 7 there will be a breakfast and lunch with Santa and Mrs. Claus. 

If you want to plan a family vacation to Frankenmuth for the holidays, you can plan it at Zehnder's Splash Village Hotel and Water Park!

Zehnder's Splash Village is one of the few indoor water parks in the nation offering two distinct water parks, one with a retractable roof.

Their 50,000 square feet of aquatic fun offers something for every member of the family. To book a trip now visit here.

While you're in town, you can do some holiday shopping as well at Zehnder's Markplace. The marketplace has a showcase of specialty food, gift items and fresh baked breads, pastries and sweet treats. 

Zehnder's Marketplace
Zehnder's of Frankenmuth

From Zehnder's proprietary line of seasonings, preserves, cheeses, noodles and wines, to a wide selection of unique accessories, culinary wares and gift items. 

But it doesn't stop there -- Zehnder's golf course is open when the weather permits. The Fortress Golf Course defends itself with over-sized greens and challenging bunkers. 

The Fortress Golf Course
Zehnder's of Frankenmuth

Located within walking distance of downtown Frankenmuth, The Fortress encompasses 6,800 yards of formidable play on an 18-hole, par-72 course. To book a tee time visit here.

To learn more about Zehnder's of Frankenmuth visit here. 

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