40th Anniversary

40th Anniversary Department 56

Happy 40th Anniversary, Department 56!

Department 56 was founded by a group of friends 40 years ago one Christmas evening in a small river town. The town was flocked in snow and the storefronts were lit up with holiday lights and decorations. Carolers singing, shoppers scurrying from restaurants, shops and homes preparing for the holidays. The friends looked at each other over dinner and wondered - how do we recreate this magical scene?

Today, and 40 years later, we honor that same story and those warm memories of connecting with others and sharing the holidays together. It is also why they design lighted villages, holiday decorations, and accessories. All of their artists have been designing in America since 1976 and everything they make continues to be crafted with meticulous attention to detail. The quality is uncompromised.

Department 56 has stood the test of time for 40 years. They have done this together, with you, our customers. We appreciate all of you who have brought Department 56 into your homes and shared the tradition with your family and friends. Please celebrate with us and Department 56 and enjoy the commemorative anniversary products that can be enjoyed and shared with each other for another 40 years.