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.
This piece includes lighting and spooky train sounds. The porcelain building was designed and manufactured for the Snow Village Halloween by Department 56. Adapter included. 11.5 x 8.25 x 8"
Frightfully fun and painstakingly detailed, the haunts of this Halloween Village will give you shivers of excitement. Add some spooky accessories and your Halloween will take on a life of its own! An attached lit gate and tri color lighting are main features that elevate The Last Laugh Asylum to one of the best Halloween designs that Scott Enter has ever created. This old decrepit mansion has faded from glory days past to haunting nights now. About Department 56: Over thirty years ago, Department 56 began as part of Bachman's, a premiere retail florist in Minneapolis. Bachman's used a numbering system to identify each of its departments. The number assigned to wholesale gift imports division was, you guessed it, 56. Now headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, Department 56 has become a leader in the giftware, collectibles and holiday decorating industry and is best known for our hand-crafted lighted villages, Snowbabies figurines and extensive lines of holiday and home decorative products.
Our new Harvest category add the perfect decorative touch from Labor Day to Thanksgiving. The highly detailed, brightly colored gazebo takes center stage. Add the included scarecrow, and maple tree in peak color. A sprinkle of leaves completes the scene
The sculpting of this piece is artistic and highlights the metal looking grates at the rose windows. Interior texture and color application give dimension to the light. Church looks more like it’s fallen ruin to centuries of time, rather than haunted.
The most horrifying place on Halloween night: the cemetery next to the Haunted Church. This cemetery shed holds tools, a wheelbarrow, coffins, headstones and decorative flowers, all used as the grounds are prepared. The green light casts a creepy glow.
Part of “Witch Hollow” sub-series. Meet the ladies of Witch Hollow. Casting spells and providing mysterious spook in each and every witch-hat capped cottage. The spiteful witch that lives here continues to transform ex- boyfriends to frogs.
From the Halloween Series of Snow Village. The haunts of this grouping will give you shivers of excitement. Note the challenging craftsmanship of the rearing horse and lit head perched on the rider's hand. Hand-crafted & hand-painted resin figurine.