Department 56 Halloween Display Tips for Decorating the "Spooky" Season
Halloween is the “spooky” season but decorating for this popular evening doesn’t have to be a one-night affair. Halloween village buildings feature haunted sounds, spooky lights, and flying witches! There's a Halloween style for just about everybody.
Original Dept 56 Halloween Village
In 1998, Department 56 introduced the first Halloween village collection. Department 56 Halloween Village features spooky castles, flying witches, skeletons, and gravediggers.
Many of the buildings are lighted with fiber optic light effects, that flicker and blink in concert with ghostly Halloween sounds.
Halloween Display for Kids
If spooky isn’t your thing, there are Halloween displays for kids featuring cute trick-or-treaters, chubby pumpkins and cuddly Halloween Snowbabies, all very collectible and sure to be enjoyed by all ages every year.
Use these accessories singly, or group them together in a centerpiece on the kitchen or dining room table where the kids can see them every day as Halloween draws near. At mealtime, the kids will love making up their own stories about what the little figures are doing.
Historical Halloween—All Hallows' Eve
All Hallows' Eve from the Dickens Village layout celebrates the origins of our modern day Halloween festival. On Hallows' Eve, that is the night before the Catholic All Saints Day, the spirits and ghosts of the past would walk among the living. Believers would wear scary masks and dress in costume hoping to frighten the dead away.
The village buildings are in the Victorian gothic style, like "All Saints Church" and "Theatre of the Macabre".
If you like history and the Victorian time period in particular, that these are Halloween village buildings and accessories for you.
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