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Frequently Asked Questions About Department 56 Snow Village Collectibles

Department 56 Snow Village collectibles consist of miniature winter and Christmas-themed porcelain and lit ceramic buildings, houses, people, and other accessories. They started as a small collection of just six houses in 1976 and have since grown into a collection of thousands of pieces. Department 56 routinely releases new series, and both the old and new series are available on eBay at different price points.

What collections make up the Department 56 Snow Village?

The Snow Village includes several collections, all with different themes depicted. The collections on eBay include:

  • The Original Snow Village: The first collection, created in 1976, included six houses. It eventually expanded to include over 225 pieces.
  • Christmas Lane: This is a group of homes adorned with Christmas decorations. A contest winner got to have an actual replica of their decorated home created for inclusion in this collection.
  • Heritage Village: This series includes the Dickens Village, modeled after Charles Dickens' characters.
  • New England Village: This series of New England-themed buildings and characters evokes a time when life was simpler and traditions were being created. Churches, stores, and pieces for seaport and garden themes are available.
  • Alpine Village: This is a smaller collection that depicts a mountain setting. A ski lodge, alpine shops, a traveling band, and an alpine nativity scene are some of the options available.
  • Christmas in the City: This is a collection of city buildings, including stores, a theater, a hotel, a church, and more. The series was created to call to mind the 1930s and 1940s.
  • North Pole Series: This is a series including Santa's Workshop, a Reindeer Barn, and other North Pole buildings.
  • Little Town of Bethlehem: These 12 pieces depict the nativity scene.
  • Newer collections: Various collections have been released in the 2000s. They include First Frost, Holiday in the Woods, Disney Mickey's Christmas Village, Peanuts Village, Grinch Village, Nightmare Before Christmas Village, Margaritaville Village, and more.
How should you select these Snow Village collectibles on eBay?

eBay makes shopping for Department 56 snow village collectibles easy. You can shop by categories such as buildings, accessories, mixed lots, and other snow villages. Buildings come in options like the Wonderland house, Griswold Holiday House, and the Panda Palace. You can look through best-selling Snow Village collectibles, too.

What special features do the Snow Village collectibles have?

The Snow Village houses have a number of different features. Some of the houses have light harnesses to help the lights stay attached to the structure. Others have fiber optic lighting. Some of the Snow Village collectibles even contain fun 3D elements, like window scenes, trees, signs, and snow. Many of the houses available on eBay include additional accesories like people, cars, or decorative structures.

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