Department 56
Department 56 Dicken's Village Series

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Victorian England at the time of Charles Dickens was a center or culture for the world, where many traditions we celebrate today took shape.
Charles Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol” was one of the single greatest influences in rejuvenating the old Christmas traditions of England. Honor Christmas in your heart and home with this classic collection.

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Olde Bramling Oast House
Item Sku: 4056639
Olde Bramling Oast House

$90.00

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Oast House Hop Harvest
Item Sku: 4056646
Oast House Hop Harvest

$28.50

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The Merry Fir Advent Wreaths
Item Sku: 4056636
The Merry Fir Advent Wreaths

$100.00

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Turnabout Is Fair Play
Item Sku: 4056645
Turnabout Is Fair Play

$26.50

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The Hansom Cab Co.
Item Sku: 4056644
The Hansom Cab Co.

$90.00

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Holiday Cab Ride
Item Sku: 4056638
Holiday Cab Ride

$47.50

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The Oxford Arcade
Item Sku: 4056637
The Oxford Arcade

$95.00

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Ladies Auxiliary Brass Band
Item Sku: 4056643
Ladies Auxiliary Brass Band

$28.50

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Combs Honey Cottage
Item Sku: 4056635
Comb's Honey Cottage

$80.00

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Honey Harvest
Item Sku: 4056642
Honey Harvest

$25.00

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Eight Milkmaids Crock
Item Sku: 4056634
Eight Milkmaids Crock

$85.00

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Victorian Milk Maid
Item Sku: 4056641
Victorian Milk Maid

$28.50

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Criterion Magic Lantern Theatre
Item Sku: 4056633
Criterion Magic Lantern Theatre

$95.00

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The Amazing Magic Lantern Show
Item Sku: 4056640
The Amazing Magic Lantern Show

$32.50

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Great Yarmouth Lighthouse
Item Sku: 4059380
Great Yarmouth Lighthouse

$140.00

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Yarmouths Discovery Bay
Item Sku: 4059381
Yarmouths Discovery Bay

$37.50

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Dickens Village Home for the Holidays Gift Set
Item Sku: 4059379
Dickens Village Home for the Holidays Gift Set

$99.00

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Christmas Carol Poulterers Shop Box Set
Item Sku: 4056648
Christmas Carol Poulterer's Shop Box Set

$125.00

Christmas Sweets, Dickens Village
Item Sku: 4054961
Christmas Sweets, Dicken's Village

$89.00

The Swan and Trumpet
Item Sku: 4054962
The Swan & Trumpet

$85.00

Swan and Trumpet Beer Wagon
Item Sku: 4054965
Swan & Trumpet Beer Wagon

$47.50

The Harbourmaster House
Item Sku: 4050932
The Harbourmaster House

$85.00

From Across The Pond
Item Sku: 4050940
From Across The Pond

$26.50

The Dukes Wheel Cheese Shoppe
Item Sku: 4050930
The Duke's Wheel Cheese Shoppe

$95.00

Cheese Samples For All
Item Sku: 4050938
Cheese Samples For All

$22.50

Fezziwigs Holiday Dance
Item Sku: 4050944
Fezziwig's Holiday Dance

$125.00

St. Clives in the Dell
Item Sku: 4054963
St. Clives in the Dell

$90.00

First Christmas Eve Service
Item Sku: 4054966
First Christmas Eve Service

$22.50

The London Gallery
Item Sku: 4050929
The London Gallery

$110.00

Rossetti and His Muse
Item Sku: 4050937
Rossetti & His Muse

$28.50

Frost Fair Roasted Ox
Item Sku: 4050928
Frost Fair Roasted Ox

$90.00

Frost Fair Treat
Item Sku: 4050936
Frost Fair Treat

$20.00

Anniversary Gazebo, Dickens Village Cheers to 40 Years!
Item Sku: 4050926
Anniversary Gazebo, Dickens Village Cheers to 40 Years!

$99.00

Dickens Town Tree
Item Sku: 4044820
Dicken's Town Tree

$59.00

In 2009, Department 56 celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the Dickens' Village, a Village which began in 1984 as a series of drawings presented to Department 56 by artist Neilan Lund, an established graphic artist from Minnesota. His idea was to publish note cards and paper products with images inspired by the words of Charles Dickens from his immortal classic, "A Christmas Carol." With the growing success of the ceramic Original Snow Village Series of lighted houses and accessories, these drawings inspired another style of lit Village made of porcelain.

This was the birth of the "Shops of Dickens' Village" which later became the Dickens' Village Series, seven small and simple designs representing the core elements of an English town in the 19th Century - the butcher, the baker, the candle shop, blacksmith, inn, green grocer, and the brush and basket shop. In 2010, the final two pieces have been remade as special 25th Anniversary pieces: the Candle Shop and the Green Grocer join Bean and Son Smithy, the Brush and Basket Shop, the Crowntree Inn, the Golden Swan Baker, and the Abel Beesley Butcher, completing the 25th Anniversary remakes of the original Dickens' Village pieces. The Neilan Lund Gallery 25th Anniversary piece pays tribute to Neilan Lund, the original artist whose drawings inspired the Dickens' Village. Other Dickens' novels inspired churches, pubs, and businesses which grew Dickens' Village into one of the most popular and best loved collectible series we know.

We are often drawn to objects reminiscent of a bygone era. During Dickens' lifetime, England was a cultural center for the world, and a place where many of our current holiday traditions were formed. Let the finely-detailed, hand-painted porcelain lighted buildings and accessories of this series inspire your feelings of Christmases past and Christmases yet to come.