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Department 56

We're a Department 56 Platinum Key Dealer

Our status as a Platinum Key Dealer means we’ll get delivery on key Department 56 pieces earlier than other retailers and will also receive limited edition pieces with special embellishments only available to Platinum Key Dealers. Follow us on Facebook and join Club 56 to be among the first to know when special items are headed our way.

History of Department 56

The Department 56 Snow Village was inspired one Christmas evening when a group of friends went out to dinner at a small country inn nestled in a quiet river town. The lights sparkled on the new-fallen snow, inspiring the visitors with Christmas memories. From the desire to preserve the magic of the moment, the idea for a miniature Christmas village was born.

Over the years the villages expanded to include the North Pole, Dicken’s Village, Disney Village, etc. with new additions each year. Create stunning, memorable displays that reflect your style and imagination.  From the quaint Dicken's and Snow Villages to the magical North Pole to spooky Sleepy Hallow, Department 56 villages are thoughtfully created using hand-craftsmanship and the highest level of architectural detail to achieve authenticity.

The Little Traveler's Collection

What better place to put together the village of your dreams than our very own Little Traveler building in the picturesque village of Geneva, Illinois. Our Department 56 collection is one of the most complete you'll find, and we have all of our buildings and accessories set amid sparkling hills, cascading rivers, and shining mountains.

Our Halloween Village collection has grown so much, it has its very own room.


Little Traveler

Fair Trade Federation Conference

Every year, our Fair Trade buyer, Annette Shamloo, attends the Fair Trade Federation Conference. In March 2018, the conference was held in Westminster, Colorado. Even though our Fair Trade+ Gallery is only four years old, The Little Traveler has become...

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