This year, Department 56 celebrates 45 years of The Original Snow Village! It all began back in 1976, with the introduction of four lighted houses and two churches. We take pride that our artists have been designing in America since 1976 and everything we make continues to be crafted with meticulous attention to detail. Our talented artists bring to life the warm memories of connecting with others and sharing the holidays together. It's time to bring home that oh-so-festive feeling from our The Original Snow Village collection and join us in celebration with warmth, tradition, and style.