The Christmas Shoppe

Logo - The Christmas Shoppe

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in our Original Snow Village by Department 56. Drop by to see our latest pieces. Our shipments arrive throughout the summer. So, check by often!
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.
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.