|Since 1976, Department 56 has been a leader in the giftware, collectibles and holiday decorating industry, offering nearly 3,000 different products. Showroom tours are conducted by Consumer Services staff members in June, July and August at the Eden Prairie, Minnesota facility. The 10,000 square foot showroom features a 90 foot historic diorama of The Original Snow Village and beautifully designed displays of all other current Villages. Besides the Villages, visitors see the Snowbabies collection and all the current Department 56 brand giftware. Everyone who visits leaves with many new ideas for home decorating and tips for their Village displays.