Dickens’ Village Series Accessory – A Dance With Belle


A young Scrooge dances with Belle, the love of his life, at Fezziwig’s Christmas party. A vision of Christmas past from A Christmas Carol.

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The Dickens’ Village Series® commemorates the architecture, customs and history of Victorian England. These distinguished and quaint buildings and accessories are an inspiration to all who make them part of their holiday traditions. With Department 56 Dickens’ Village houses and accessories, you step back into the festive holiday season of 19th Century Victorian England. At the time of Charles Dickens, England was a center of culture for the world, and many traditions we celebrate today have their origins to that period. Introduced in 1984, the Village and accessories were inspired from Charles Dickens’ classic novels, like A Christmas Carol, Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickleby, David Copperfield and Great Expectations.
Their Story:

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.

The company behind the villages.

Over thirty years ago, Department 56 began as part of Bachman’s, a premiere retail florist in Minneapolis. Bachman’s used a numbering system to identify each of its departments. The number assigned to wholesale gift imports division was, you guessed it, 56.

Now headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, Department 56 has become a leader in the giftware, collectibles and holiday decorating industry and is best known for our hand-crafted lighted villages, figurines and extensive lines of holiday and home decorative products.

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Additional information

Dimensions 2.91 x 1.26 x 2.6 in