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Decorate Your Home for the Holidays With Department 56 Collectibles

If you are tired of the same old holiday decorations, then new and preowned Department 56 collectibles that you can find on eBay may be the answer. These villages are designed to mimic real-life holiday locations. You may also want to keep the fun going all year long with villages based on different geographic areas or your favorite movie characters.

What types of Department 56 Christmas villages are available?

Department 56 released their first Christmas village in 1976. Called the Original Snow Village, the set consisted of six pieces. It has now grown to include more than 250 parts and beckons people to step back in time to an American Christmas of the 1950s or 1960s. Department 56 also created a subseries called Christmas Lane that shows typically American decorated homes. There are other villages now, including:

  • Dickens Village: Released in 1984, this village showcases the time of Charles Dickens, and each piece relates to one of his stories.
  • New England Village: Released in 1986, this village showcases Christmastime in New England and depicts many well-known landmarks.
  • Alpine Village: Released in 1986, this village depicts a small mountain hamlet at Christmastime.
  • North Pole Series: Released in 1990, this series showcases where St. Nick lives.
  • First Frost: Released in 2016, this nature-inspired village shows a wooded setting as the first frost arrives.
Department 56 villages with other themes

Check out the Department 56 Halloween village that is sure to bring you spooky delights. If you have a Disney fan at your house, then take a look at their Disney village. If you can't get enough of Charlie Brown and his dog, Snoopy, then you will adore the Peanuts village. You may also want to consider their Harry Potter village or Hot Properties villages featuring Batman's cave, Dracula's castle, or the Addams Family's house and crypt. You can even purchase your own Margaritaville village featuring lighted palm trees, a pirate and his treasures, and a bar and restaurant inspired by Jimmy Buffett songs.

Differences between the Original Snow Village and the Heritage Villages

The Original Snow Village is slightly larger than the Heritage Villages. It is also made of ceramics, while designers use porcelain for the Heritage Villages. The finish on the Original Snow Village is shiny, while the other one is matte.

Does Department 56 offer accessories to go with the villages?

Yes, you can find many different accessories on eBay to go with Department 56 Christmas villages. You can use them to create a unique look that allows you to have a village like no other.

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