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Department 56

This famous American brand is particularly well known for its wonderful lighted villages and unique seasonal giftware ranges.
We are pleased to offer one of the largest selections in the UK and Europe.



It all began in 1976

The origins of Department 56 began one Christmas evening where a group of friends stumbled across a quaint little village, full of old fashioned charm and Christmas spirit. This beautiful sight began a trip down memory lane for this group of friends, and that night the idea of a lighted holiday village sparked their imaginations. In 1976 that spark became reality with a collection of six ceramic hand painted houses, which later formed the basis for the Original Snow Village series. Since this moment in time, the Department 56 village collection has continued to grow, innovate with new technology and production methods, and adding a host of popular licenced villages.

With a history of over 40 years, Department 56 has become one of the most renowned speciality giftware and lighted village brands, with a worldwide following. Based and headquartered in Minnesota, USA Department 56 produces some of the most innovative and imaginative lighted village and giftware lines today. As an authorised retailer FestiveHomeGifts.com, is thrilled to present a wide selection of these available in the UK and Europe for the first time. Explore our selections today.