October 2017

Wednesday, October 18: German Smoking Men Are Here!

  • They’re here! They’re here!
  • Approximately 50 styles will be in stock but most will be “onesies”
  • SOOO…if you’re looking for a unique handcrafted gift, this might be it!

Friday - Sunday, October 20 - 22: Jim Shore Department Store Trunk Show

  • We’ve secured just ONE EACH of a dozen or so different exclusives that Jim Shore did for some city department stores.
  • Available this weekend on a first-come/first-served basis
  • Designs include Santas, Snowmen, and Angels (plus one toy soldier nutcracker)
  • Ask about our 50% off the Silent Santa w/Toy Bag with any Jim Shore Purchase (reg. $30)
  • SORRY, no discounts or coupons apply for these special pieces

Saturday, October 21: Jillian Visits The Christmas House

  • 1–3pm
  • ask about our special 35th Anniversary celebration piece by Jillian
  • FYI: Special orders will be available but delivery won’t be until January 2018

Starts Friday, October 27: Halloween Countdown (and Sale)

  • Spooktacular Savings on Halloween Decor and “select” retired Department 56 Halloween Village buildings and Accessories
  • Friday, October 27: 35% off
  • Saturday, October 28: 40% off
  • Sunday, October 29: 45% off
  • NOTE: Teardown begins on Monday to prepare for fall in those areas:-)

November 2017

Friday - Sunday, November 3–5: Introducing the 2017 Blue Lustre Fall Collection

  • Sparkling savings are even better than the regular kind (the entire new collection will be 50% off)
  • This line of sparklies looks like the real thing (they’ll never k now!) Plus who doesn’t like some new bling!
  • So grab your girlfriends and stop by and take a look
  • Layaways are available if you’ll feel tempted to keep it rather than give it:-)

Friday - Sunday, November 3–5: Department 56 Retirement Weekend

  • Get ‘em, Get ‘em, Get ‘em, while we’ve got ‘em, got ‘em, got ‘em:-)

Thursday - Sunday, November 9–12: Lizzy James Event

  • You’ll agree that the Lizzy James line of convertible necklaces/bracelets fit EVERY female on your list
  • Stop by during our event weekend to find the perfect one for YOUR favorite someone
  • OH! Don’t forget to sign up to win a Lizzy door prize!

Neighborhood Toy Store Day (Saturday, November 11)

  • Join us at Happy Hippo (Center Court at Arnot Mall) for a fun day!
  • Facepainting from 12:30 - 2:30 by Painted Love (Jennifer Sekella)
  • plus story telling (with a 50% off discount for select books), hippo cookie decorating (11am til gone), self-serve puppet shows and crafts (make a Thanksgiving Day card).
  • Bring your cameras for our Wild Kingdom Selfie Station photo

Sunday, November 19: Welcome Stefano Fontanini to The Christmas House

  • Stefano will be coming to us from Italy (YES!) for a meet & greet and signing event from 2–4pm
  • Seth, a special tour piece only available where a Fontanini member is visiting, will be available for purchase
    • if you can’t make it in but wish to purchase Seth and have the piece be signed, call us (607–734–9547)
  • Other special pieces include this year’s Limited Edition and a wonderful new Event Ornament you’re sure to love
  • Door Prizes
  • Refreshments

Black Friday Weekend Specials: Kicking off on Friday, November 24

  • It’s a secret until closer to the event. I know we’re bad for teasing you:-)

Saturday, November 26: National Leggings Day

  • Our colorful patterned leggings will be Buy 1, Get the 2nd for $1.00

December 2017

Welcome to a Delightfully Delicious December: December 1–3

  • Our Tasting Station will be well stocked with holiday favorites
    • Think holiday entertaining, baskets, stocking stuffers and Secret Santa gifts!
  • Enter to win one of TWENTY (20) of the fun cookbook, “America’s Most Wanted Recipes: Delicious Recipes from Your Family’s Favorite Restaurants”