Department 56 Villages
Downton Abbey Village Series
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 the 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.
Department 56 houses, characters and accessories create memorable scenes that will reflect your style and imagination. Complete villages or small vignettes make stunning displays for family and friends to enjoy at the Holidays or all year long. From small town America to the streets of New York and from Victorian England to the sparkling winter wonderland of the North Pole, our Department 56 villages are imaginatively created using hand-craftsmanship and the highest level of authentic architectural detail.
Halloween Village Series
Dickens' Village Series