WHAT’S NEW IN DEPT. 56
The Department 56 Snow Village was inspired one Christmas evening when a group of friends went out to dinner at a small country inn nestled in a quiet river town. The lights sparkled on the new-fallen snow, inspiring the visitors with Christmas memories. From the desire to preserve the magic of the moment, the idea for a miniature Christmas village was born.
Over the years the villages expanded to include the North Pole, Dicken’s Village, Disney Village, etc. with new additions each year. Create stunning, memorable displays that reflect your style and imagination. From the quaint Dicken’s and Snow Villages to the magical North Pole to spooky Sleepy Hallow, Department 56 villages are thoughtfully created using hand-craftsmanship and the highest level of architectural detail to achieve authenticity. And what better place to put together the village of your dreams than our very own Little Traveler building in the picturesque village of Geneva, Illinois?
If you visited the back of the store this summer, it was hard to miss the work going on in our Dept. 56 village room. Every single display got a makeover! Intricately-detailed Dept. 56 pieces have long captured our imaginations and now our comprehensive collection is even more captivating as it sets amid sparkling hills, cascading rivers, and shining mountains.