Exciting News from Department 56!

Exciting News from Department 56!

We're Having a Holiday Skating Party...Department 56 Style!

by Deanna Pietrzak on 09/30/19

Dickens' Village, North Pole Series, and The Original Snow Village have all just released a new, limited edition "Holiday Skating Party" gift set in time for the holiday season! Each set features a lighted warming house, an ice rink, and two village skaters. These sets have a retail value of $135 each but are specially priced at only $99! At this price, they won't last long so reserve yours today!

Dickens' Village
As the London snow gently falls, the Chelsea Pond warming house welcomes skaters back for the season. The warmly-lit windows allow those cozying up inside to watch over friends on the rink. Out front, a wrap-around bench provides the perfect spot to easily strap on skates while the lit lantern overhead helps illuminate the pond for a romantic twilight skate.


North Pole Series
Santa's elves take a break from toy building and head for the Elfin Warming House for some skating fun! Inside, the stove is kept stocked with wood, creating a warm place for the elves to put on their skates while the convenient flame-lit barrel out front provides rink-side warmth for the elves.


The Original Snow Village
Look inside this cozy warming house where benches invite skaters to warm up with a cup of hot cocoa and fresh baked Christmas cookies. The large overhead door makes for an easy transition between the rink and a fireside seat.

Taking Pre-Orders Now on New Dept. 56 Items!

by Deanna Pietrzak on 08/26/19

Christmas is right around the corner and, as always, The Village Shoppes is on top of things! We're now taking pre-orders on yet-to-be-released additions to some of Department 56's most popular lighted villages...National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation & Harry Potter, AND a brand new collection...The Munsters!


The Munsters



National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation



Harry Potter



You can rest assured that your order will be here before Christmas if your pre-order now, so pick up the phone today and call Deanna, our Dept. 56 Collections Specialist, at 800-697-4711! 

Delight someone on your gift-giving list this Christmas with the very latest Dept. 56 lighted village collectible!

Dept. 56 Offers More than Lighted Villages!

by Deanna Pietrzak on 07/22/19

Many people don't realize that the Department 56 collection includes Snowbabies!




Introduced in 1986, Snowbabies were inspired by antique figurines from Germany and Japan. Snowbabies are porcelain figurines depicting small children in snowsuits poised in a precious, sentimental scene.  Each Snowbabies figurine is carefully designed to ensure a expression of love, friendship, and inspiration. Although their wintry surrounding makes them a cherished gift for the holiday season, they are popular to give and collect all year long! 



Each Snowbabies collectible tells its own story and it's that story that makes each figurine special and unique! 


Save BIG on Department 56 Villages & Accessories!!!

by Deanna Pietrzak on 06/24/19

It's a great time to shop for Department 56 merchandise at The Village Shoppes! Not only is new stock coming in almost daily, including trees of every kind to accentuate your village scenes, but, during the month of July, EVERYTHING in the Department 56 Clearance Corner is  75% off!  That's right...75% off! Also, there's still an outstanding selection of recently retired Department 56 merchandise marked at 25% off! So, if you're a collector of Department 56 (or buy gifts for someone who is)...WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?! Come in and explore the new arrivals, check out our recently retired inventory, and save BIG in the Department 56 Clearance Corner! 

New Additions to the Addams Family Collection!

by Deanna Pietrzak on 05/20/19

Introducing the Addams Family crypt...the perfect complement and outbuilding for your Department 56 Addams Family collection!




The Addams Family crypt bears the family name and is designed with the same architectural cues as the house. If only we knew whose hand is keeping the door ajar!

New introductions to the Addams Family collection also include:



Lurch - The lumbering butler is loyal and takes pride in the work he does serving the Addams Family.

Cousin It - Known for his floor-length hair and squeaky voice, Cousin It prefers to enter the Addams Family House via the chimney.

Granny Frump - Mother to Morticia, Granny rounds out the family, contributing to the antics. An older witch, Granny creates potions and spells and can even tell your fortune.

Come in to The Village Shoppes today to add the newest mysterious and spooky releases to your Department 56 Addams Family collection!

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