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New Disneyland 60th Building = A Christmas Village Addition

It's never too early to think about Christmas...decorations. Half the fun for my family is decorating for the holidays. So when I saw this new decorative building at Disneyland yesterday, I knew exactly what I want to do with it. 

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We've had a Christmas village, "Sparksville," since my kids were small. We've added many pieces to it throughout the years. It's not a specific collection from one brand or company. We have buildings that represent a story, a family moment, or maybe a hobby. It's pretty large and usually takes up the entire studio table that sits in our living room.

My husband and our two kids are mainly responsible for putting it together. Since the kids have gotten older, they have become very active participants when it comes time to set up. They love to reconfigure Sparkville every year centered around their favorite buildings and figures. There are so many memories and moments that are shared when this Christmas decorating tradition begins. 

Here is a photo of a small corner of our Christmas village. You can see that we already have some Disney items 

Sparks Christmas village 2013

Sparks Christmas village 2013

So I think that I need this new Disneyland 60th building and maybe create something different this year. I noticed that it lights up and the size will work for Sparksville. The Castle is pretty is the silver and blue Disneyland Diamond motif. 

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In 1994, Department 56 released a Disney Parks series of Disney Christmas buildings and figures. This particular series was retired in 1996. You can do a search on eBay and see some offered at some really good deals. I have the Disneyland Emporium (not Dept 56) and Firehouse so this new Disneyland 60th castle would be a perfect addition to our Christmas village. 

Dept 56 Disneyland Firehouse and Disneyland Emporium (not Dept 56). Disney Parks figures of Mickey & Minnie with Disney Parks family (Dept 56)

Dept 56 Disneyland Firehouse and Disneyland Emporium (not Dept 56). Disney Parks figures of Mickey & Minnie with Disney Parks family (Dept 56)

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The Disneyland 60th castle is a premium decoration with a steep price tag. It's pretty equivalent to what collectible Department 56 Christmas village houses usually go for. I might have to re-think and convince my family to go all out and do a Disneyland 60th Christmas village or I might have to create a special corner display. 

There are less than 80 days until Christmas!

-Daisy