The architecture, customs, and history of Victorian England pervade the pieces of the Dickens Village collection by Department 56. We are pleased to offer a wide selection of distinguished and quaint shops, cottages, and other snow-topped buildings with period charm and holiday style. Our Dickens village shops include a tea room, an engraver, a luthier shop, several pubs, a solicitors office, a millinery, and more. Other fun structures range from a theatre to a chapel to a distillery, offering plenty of options to add character to your miniature town. Many of these pieces can be plugged into an electrical outlet to spread a cheery glow throughout your wintry scene, and several offer additional animation or audio features that make them truly amazing collectibles. These illuminated porcelain buildings feature bright colors and intricate detail perfect for any holiday village display.
A beautifully hand painted and elegantly crafted tribute to the famous Victorian author Charles Dickens and his wife, Catherine, the Anniversary Gazebo is a collectible statue by Department 56, part of the Dickens Village collection.
Originally built as a hunting lodge in the 14th century, Balmoral Lodge was purchased by Prince Albert as a retreat for his bride, Queen Victoria, and their young family. The illuminated building includes a switched cord with bulb.
Before the zenith of the Industrial Revolution in Europe, the miller would grind corn for his neighbors in Brandon Mill at the end of a dusty village road. This illuminated porcelain watermill features a wheel that actually turns.
A welcome establishment for the local gentry to indulge in a pint or two after a hard day of work, the E Tipler Agent Wine and Spirits pub possesses excellent detail down to its snow-topped roof and intricate stonework.
Celebrate the festive season with a gorgeous Victorian town display! The Five Gold Rings Engraver hosts gold and silver smiths who craft an extraordinary selection of hollow-ware and serving pieces for the Dickens village.
This charming Four Calling Birds Shoppe includes a specially developed sound chip of song birds to provide ambient background noise to your festive village scene. Birds were extremely popular pets in 19th century England.
The Frost Fair Roasted Ox statue, part of the Dickens Village collection by Department 56, celebrates the historic traditions of the Frost Fair, a winter celebration once held along the Thames where rumors say oxen were roasted whole.
With the arrival of the Age of Industrialization, the number of coal burning chimneys vastly increased in urban England and so did the need for chimney sweeps like those employed by the Hampshire Sweeps shop of Joseph Glass.
A thatched roof makes the Hollyberry Cottage a special piece to include in your miniature town. The illuminated porcelain residence possesses plenty of quaint charm with its holiday decorations and colorful door and windows.
During the 1800s, speculating on which clipper ship carrying tea from the Far East would arrive first in Londons harbor was a popular pastime. The side of the Joseph Edward Tea Shoppe includes a sign announcing the race updates.
With its inviting, hand painted colors, Kings Cakes - a statue from the Dickens Village collection by Department 56 - advertises its delicious wares. Made of porcelain and zinc alloy, this collectible depicts an extravagant bakery.
This delightful cottage holds a prospering business. The front courtyard of the Lily Bros Gazing Balls shop is surrounded by 3 arch-capped French doors, allowing light to spill out and reflect off of the mercury balls on display.