New York November 29, 2016
The Christmas Store In New York That’s Simply Amazing
Looking to get a start on your holiday shopping or just want to find more decorations to fill your home with holiday cheer? Whether your’e shopping for yourself or someone else, it’s always wonderful to have the perfect Christmas store that you can revisit for the holidays each and every year. A local favorite, The Christmas House is one store that’s simply amazing and full of charm.
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Just below our Finger Lakes in the Southern Tier of New York, The Christmas House in Elmira is a seasonal store that's a dream for the holidays.
The actual house itself is a treasure of Elmira, one with a fascinating and wonderful history. The Victorian home was built back in 1894, with the original owners of the store buying the property in 1983. Starting out as a three-room shop, the current owners purchased The Christmas House in 1993 and have continued to run the seasonal business. The property sits on Maple Avenue, a charming street in Elmira that's lined with, you guessed it, beautiful Maple trees.
Another reason we love The Christmas House? It's the regions most photographed mansion! The Painted Lady is made up of sixteen different colors (a paint job that was done back in 1988 by a local artist) and has even been featured in the book
America's Painted Ladies
by Elizabeth Pomada!
Open from now until December 23rd, you can stop in to enjoy this seasonal shop daily.
Detailed on their website
, you can see the specific seasonal hours that The Christmas House keeps all year long. Currently for the season the store is open during the week from 10AM until 9PM, with Saturday and Sunday's hours being 10AM (or sometimes earlier) to 5PM.
Aside from numerous Christmas trees that you'll find all throughout the store that will give you inspiration when it comes to decorating your own, you'll also find tons of other holiday delights.
Open the door and step into the magic where you'll be able to find the largest collection of ornaments in the region.
Is your tree feeling a little bit bare? Then it's time to make a trip to The Christmas House to stock up on new ornaments! The shop even has quite an impressive blown glass selection of ornaments that are waiting to be taken home to go up on your tree. To see a list of the variety of ornaments that the store carries,
While you can't go wrong with coming here to shop for new ornaments, it's their extensive Christmas village collection and display that we love the most!
Even if you have a large enough Christmas village of your own at home, there's nothing like seeing the wonderful display of village sets that this store has out every year. To see a bigger list of items that you'll be able to find while shopping around The Christmas House,
More than just a Christmas shop, The Christmas House also features other non-holiday items that are unique to this region and serve as the perfect gift to give a loved one!
From comfy slippers and scarfs that will keep you warm all winter long to tasty regional treats from the Finger Lakes and Mark Twain Country that anyone would love, this store is a great place to get your holiday shopping done. The Christmas House even has a section of their website dedicated to
, if you need inspiration!
How to get here:
361 Maple Avenue Elmira, NY 14904
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