The Christmas Shoppe

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It may be May, but we are working on Christmas displays. Check out our new North Pole village display!

We have just redesigned our Village display.  Click here to see a video of our North Pole Village as well as several others from our shoppe.  We are especially excited to show off our Aurora Borealis backdrop!
The Christmas Shoppe has been delighted to carry Department 56 villages since it’s opening 20 years ago.  However, these delightful villages are much older.  Last year celebrated their 40th anniversary.  It all began one Christmas evening, a group of friends set off to enjoy a dinner of celebration at a small country inn nestled in a quiet river town. As they rounded a bend in the road, they saw a small, old-fashioned village decorated for the holidays. The lights, like fairies, glowed and sparkled amid the freshly fallen snow. All evening, the conversation was full of Christmas memories and the visions the tiny town had evoked. Amidst the jovial banter and magical memories, the idea for a lighted Christmas village was born. That spark of an idea became a reality when, in 1976, Department 56 introduced a series of six hand-painted, ceramic buildings. The rest is history.