Department 56 Christmas in the City Deerfield Airport

Department 56 Christmas in the City Deerfield Airport

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Christmas In The City - a collection from Department 56 - with all the hustle and bustle, this series captures the elegance and excitement of the city. Department 56 Christmas in the City Deerfield Airport, hand-crafted and hand-painted porcelain lit building. Includes light cord & bulb.

This art deco building lends beautifully to the early aviator decorating statements found in current home furnishings and wall decor. Many art deco motifs are carefully sculpted in the porcelain including flight wings and leaping stags that remind us of reindeer at the holiday season. Doors and window treatments continue the art deco style. The back of the building has 2 large doors specially designated for Arrivals and Departures. Frosted windows emit light in the top of the control tower. A hatch door to the roof allows roof access to the radio antenna and warning light. Framed posters at the main entrance advertise that Santa flies the local airline this year. Of course the large clock out front is set at 5 to 6.

  • Introduced January 2013
  • Retired November 2015
  • Lighted Buildings

 


  Department 56
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.
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.