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What Are Department 56 Retirements?

The end of the each year means the retirement of some of our most beloved products. Each year, certain pieces are selected to be retired from production. Once that decision has been made, the mold is broken. This limits the number of pieces and allows our artists to explore and create new design ideas.

The prices listed on this website reflect the suggested retail prices when these pieces were current and available. As the manufacturer, we are not involved with setting the current market values of any of our products. To purchase retired products, please check secondary markets, eBay, Craigslist, or Facebook groups.


The Original Snow Village
The 6 Original Snow Village Buildings. Introduced in 1976. Retired in 1979.