Start Collecting

Want to know more about collecting Department 56 products? You might want to first explore our Villages or Snowbabies to find a theme that suits your personal style and interests. Join a club and meet other collectors. This page is your one stop resource for getting started.

Family Tree

Department 56 Family Tree

It started with our Original Snow Village® introduction in 1976. See how our Village family has grown to help you celebrate traditions past and present. Learn More >


Decorate your home with lighted buildings and accessories.


Handy Items to Have When Setting Up Your Display

56.55026 AC/DC Adapter - Can be used to power accessories that use a battery box

56.53500 Building & Lighting Accessory System - Great to hide cords and plug in up to 12 items in one display! Also can be used for accessories that require batteries.

56.52175 Tacky Wax - Helpful in securing standing figurines and accessories such as street lights and trees.

Village Snow - Adds a realistic look and is great for hiding cords in your Village display.

Department 56 Brochures - Did you know we have printed catalog for sale? 100+ full color pages featuring all current Village products and accessories.


Connecting with Others

We have a variety of sources to stay connected with other Village enthusiasts.

Know Your Bulbs

Bulbs are not all the same, which one do I need? They come in various wattage and voltages. We've created a PDF to help you to purchase the correct replacement bulbs for your various village cords.



These charming hand-painted porcelain babies begin in the imagination and at the hand of Snowbabies® Collection creator Kristi Jensen Pierro.