Dept 56 Villages
Dept. 56 Highlights
Department 56 knows the importance of celebrating life’s extraordinary moments. From villages and Snowbabies figurines, to special collections and holiday décor, they offer unprecedented designs of the highest quality.
At Wight’s we pride ourselves in our unique and inspiring Department 56® Village Displays. Each village is designed with a variety of fun “props” and creative touches to get you excited about displaying your collection. You won’t need to go far to find the “extras” that you’ll need to make your village spectacular because many of the props and unique accents that we use in our village are are available for purchase here at Wight’s. Stop in and view our 200 sq. ft. village display for new ideas, inspiration and advice.
If you are looking to add a new building or accessory to your special village this year, Wight’s is the place to go. Because we are Gold Key Dealers of Department 56 villages, we have the best selection in the area. You’ll find popular favorites like the Original Snow Village™, Dickens’ Village and the North Pole Village. We also carry several smaller villages including: New England Village, Christmas in the City, Alpine Village, Winter’s Frost and The Christmas Story™ Village.
The Village- A brief History…
Dept 56 lighted villages, began delighting generations of collectors in the 1970’s. The creators described the inspiration this way:
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.