Do you recall those childhood holidays in your neighborhood when Santa gaily waved at you and your friends from the rooftops? Back then, those animated Christmas decorations were more simply made, yet still caught the magic of the holidays.
You were as thrilled as your friends were and you counted down the days until the arrival of Santa. You can have some of that same magic in the animated decorations found in retail stores and in online shops. These decorations aren’t as simple as the ones from years ago. They’re livelier, brighter and built to last for many Christmas celebrations.
These delightful animated decorations can turn any yard and any home into a place of wonder and awe. You can thrill your own family and anyone passing in front of your home by setting up an animated display. Continue reading
One Christmas evening, a group of friends set off to enjoy a dinner of celebration at a small country inn nestled in a quiet river town. As they rounded a bend in the road, they saw the small, old-fashioned village decorated for the holidays. The lights, like fairies, glowed and sparkled amid the freshly fallen snow. All evening, the conversation was full of Christmas memories and the visions the tiny town had evoked. Amidst the jovial banter and magical memories, the idea for a lighted Christmas village was born. That spark of an idea became a reality when, in 1976, Department 56 introduced a series of six hand-painted, ceramic buildings. The rest is history.
GEMY1168 Features Airblown collection Material: 70pct Fabric, 20pct plastic and 10pct metal Flower's petals bloom Lights up and self-inflates in seconds Quick and easy set-up Collapses down for off-season storage Decoration Type: Inflatable Color: Multi-colored Theme: Holiday character Location: Freestanding Holiday Theme: Yes Seasonal Theme: Yes Holiday: Christmas Season: Winter Dimensions Overall Height – Top to Bottom: 72.05'' Overall Width – Side to Side: 59.06'' Overall Depth – Front to Back: 37.4'' Overall Product Weight: 8.38 lbs
A dazzling addition to any collection of holiday village miniatures, this animated roller coaster combines lifelike realism with whimsical, fanciful charm. The beloved amusement-park ride features tiny cars that lock onto its extra-long, looping track, providing its riders with the thrill of a lifetime. Multiple support posts dotted with color-changing LED lights add a touch of carnival-worthy excitement, while the death-defying main drop and entrance gate both proudly declare, "World's Fair Cyclone." Additional highlights include a miniature ticket booth, decorative side paneling, and an amusement-park-style building–complete with a red-and-white, candy-striped roof. Accompanied by 25 Christmas carols and 25 year-round classics, the lively scene serves as a wonderfully nostalgic and delightfully timeless collectible. Even more, it makes a great addition to a child's room when the holidays are over so the fun never ends. An A/C adapter comes included. Scaled to complement other Gold Label World's Fair and village pieces for those who want to build a complete display, the UL-listed roller coaster measures approximately 8 inches deep by 16 inches wide by 17 inches tall.
This decorative festive elf is ready to help Santa make toys this Christmas season with his saw and ruler in hand
Head and arms move
Life-like face, proportionally sized and finely detailed
Stands upon a white base
Heavy duty motor for smooth motion and long running display
UL listed for indoor use only