Saturday, November 21, 2009

National Christmas Center



Today we went to the National Christmas Center. It's only about 20 minutes away in Paradise, PA. You may have even seen this place on TV, on shows like Martha Stewart. It's a wonderful museum for the Christmas lover, young and old. This is a short video I took of one of my favorite rooms, the 5 and 10 store.



Some more pictures...

Display cases of old feather trees with antique ornaments.


Huge model train room is really amazing. I love the tree coming out of the center with hundreds of glass ornaments on the ceiling!


Zoe loved looking at all the old toys.


Santa's Workshop complete with animatronic elves and animals.


Old Toy Shop


German Santa in the Christmas around the world room.


Candy shop display.

15 comments:

GYPSYWOMAN said...

oh, wonderful tour that i otherwise certainly would not have been able to take! thanks so much for making it possible - a really magical tour! have a great day!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Wow - a Christmas feast for the eyes! Looks like you had so much fun - thanks for sharing the photos (I hoped you would). :)
Theresa

Sares said...

This looks like it would be so much fun. How could you ever see everything all at once? How delightful. I love all things Christmas!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Oh that looks like so much fun and I could spend so much time and $$$ there.

Zan Asha said...

Hehee, yet another reason to move to PA! Wonderful stuff, better than any display window over here! :)

Suzie said...

Oh my! What a feast for the eyes, and the heart! Almost an overload, but not quite! lol

Thank you so much for sharing your magical adventure with us!

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

I was saying "WOW" just from the photos I can't imagine how much more amazing it is in person! :D

jane augenstein said...

WOW and double WOW!!! Amazing!!!!!

Danielle Barlow said...

This looks like such an amazing place! We have nothing like that over here. Thankyou for sharing your pictures!

Janine said...

Oh haw lovely. I want to be there.
What a great place. I guess, everybody who steps through the door, will become a child again immediatly.

Ann Sizemore said...

This is indeed an amazing piece of history. I've been there. Jim Morrison who is the driving force behind this museum is a member of the Golden Glow of Christmas Past (as am I) for collectors of pre-1965 Christmas. Here is their website: www.goldenglow.org. You all should join us!
Ann
www.hometraditions.com

Sonia ;) said...

Lovely...Love the pic of Zoe with amazement on her face.

Nishant said...

Almost an overload, but not quite! lol.........

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Cheryl Kugler said...

That is a neat place. Hubby and I visited it a few years ago. They have everything you can possibly think of related to Christmas! Thanks for sharing the neat photos.
Cheryl

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

I've never heard of that place before, but it looks like a destination all on it's own. The train room with that huge tree is amazing!

Thanks for sharing,

~Lisa