Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Enchanted Village



at Jordan's Furniture


JenniSixx and I have a holiday tradition of going to visit the 

While we have seen it many times, 
we still enjoy going to see it.

It's just so adorable that I had to share about it again.
There is something so magical about this place.

















The Enchanted Village is a holiday display that was created in 1958 by a Bavarian toy maker. The former Jordan Marsh Company commissioned a Bavarian toy maker to create 28 holiday scenes with "magically" animated figures. 

 It is the holiday version of It's a Small World.
  
Throughout the 1960s and into the 1970s, Jordan Marsh displayed the Enchanted Village in its Downtown Crossing store. The heart-warming display quickly became an integral part of New England’s seasonal celebrations. Until 1972, when Jordan Marsh closed the display, a trip to The Village was a traditional event. The Enchanted Village remained closed from 1972 until its rebirth in 1990. Then, in 1998, when Macy’s purchased Jordan Marsh, the Village was sold to the City of Boston for a City Hall Plaza display. In 2003, a lack of funding forced the Village to move to the Hynes Convention Center. By 2006, Boston stopped displaying The Village altogether. In 2009, the Village was put up for auction. Jordan’s Furniture purchased the surviving pieces of the Enchanted Village at auction in May of 2009 and restored the vintage collection to its former glory. The surviving collection includes 59 mechanical figurines and 18 vignettes.


 The best part of all is that it is free to the public. 
Who doesn't love that??

While there, you can also pick up some of the famous
Jordan Marsh Blueberry muffins now renamed, Jordan's Muffin's.

If you are looking for a free holiday event, this is the place to go.
And as you walk around, it also "snows", making it even more magical.

For more information visitThe Enchanted Village

What's your holiday tradition??
Let me know, I love hearing from you!!
Best, Mree




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21 comments:

  1. That's AMAZING!!!!!!! Sooo fun and hooooray free!

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  2. Very cool- and very festive!

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  3. I've always loved this display but had completely forgotten about it- thanks for the reminder to go see!

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  4. I've never gone to see this - but it looks really cute!

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  5. This looks so fun!!
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  6. Those muffins just totally brought me back! My mother use to totally make those! Awwww that looks like such a perfect way to get in the holiday spirit!

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  7. This sounds like so much fun!!!!!!!! And it snows? Even better!!!!

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  8. Idon't think I have ever been to the enchanted village. it looks beautiful though.

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