Exciting News from Department 56!

Exciting News from Department 56!

An Exciting New Addition to Our Christmas in the City Series!

by Deanna Pietrzak on 05/24/21

FAO Schwarz is an experience unlike any other. An adventure larger-than-life that sparks the imagination in all of us awaits every time you step through the doors. Our tribute to this marvelous, bountiful toy emporium features the iconic clock face that sparks fond memories of holiday shopping within the magical store.



New Products Have Arrived!

by Deanna Pietrzak on 04/20/21

Exciting news at The Village Shoppes...announcing the mid-year arrival of two new Department 56 collections...Ghostbusters and Game of Thrones!


Ghostbusters will be a great addition to your Halloween display or your Christmas in the City village...



and Game of Thrones will be a great display all by itself!



Get your orders in for the mid-year introductions today! Call 800-697-4711 and ask for Deanna, our Department 56 Collection Specialist!

Never Forget...

by Deanna Pietrzak on 03/23/21

Each year, the blue lights represent the two towers that fell that fateful day in 2001. 




Department 56 pays tribute to the work and sacrifice of those who fought and saved so many 20 years ago at the World Trade Center in New York City. We will never forget! (Call Deanna to reserve yours today at 800-697-4711.)

Oxford's Architecture

by Deanna Pietrzak on 02/22/21

Introducing one of the newest and most exciting additions to Dicken's Village...Oxford's Radcliffe Camera!




As part of the second oldest university in the English speaking world, the Radcliffe Camera is a focal point at Oxford University in Oxford, England. The name "camera" comes from the Latin, "room". The building was named for John Radcliffe who died in 1714 and bequeathed the funds to design and construct the building. The architect, James Gibb, also designed the famous "St. Martin-in-the-Field" church.

Reserve yours today from The Village Shoppes! Call 800-697-4711 and ask for Deanna, our Department 56 Collection Specialist.

45 Years of Family Tradition!

by Deanna Pietrzak on 01/26/21

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 year, Department 56 celebrates 45 years of The Original Snow Village! It all began back in 1976, with the introduction of four lighted houses and two churches. Department 56 takes pride that their artists have been designing in American since 1976 and everything they make continues to be crafted with meticulous attention to detail. Their talented artists bring to life the warm memories of connecting with others and sharing the holidays together. It's time to bring home that oh-so-festive feeling for The Original Snow Village collection from The Village Shoppes and join us in the celebration with warmth, tradition, and style.


The Village Shoppes, Inc.

129 E. Michigan Street
New Carlisle, Indiana 46552
574-654-8352 or 800-697-4711
Fax:  574-654-3910
info@thevillageshoppes.com

Store Hours
Monday - Saturday:  9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday:  Closed