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The Christmas House

361 Historic Maple Avenue, Elmira, NY 14904
607–734–9547
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Ranked #2 of 19 Attractions in Elmira
Type: Specialty Shops
Owner description: You'll find favorites for not just the holidays but EVERYday in our seasonal Queen Anne Victorian Shop. Check our on-line calendar of events as we... more » Owner description: You'll find favorites for not just the holidays but EVERYday in our seasonal Queen Anne Victorian Shop. Check our on-line calendar of events as we almost always have something fun going on or become our Facebook friend to know the latest and greatest! « less
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

It was enjoyable, neat ideas for gift giving. I give it a two thumbs up! Will go back time and time again!

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Elmira, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I just love walking around in this store. seeing all the different Christmas tree decorations. very neat store for any kind of gift.

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Waterford, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

My husband and I stopped on the way home from a visit to the Finger Lakes and found Elf Julie, as the owner likes to call herself, just getting ready for the 2014 season. She let us browse the many rooms in this lovely Victorian mansion (featured in the book America's Painted Ladies). we got a bit of a history... More

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11 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

I love Christmas so I was excited there was a store near me dedicated to it. I liked that the house was a real house and each room brought a different feel. Great if you need ornaments or if you collect Christmas villages. I bought several things and the staff members were very helpful. Willing to order items if I... More

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Elmira, New York
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22 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

So, how many ornaments do you really need? If you need ones that are for special occasions then this is the place to find them, otherwise it's not worth the time or expense. The place is very crowded and it is hard to navigate the different rooms. The Staff is very friendly but I would not go out of my... More

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Jed361, Owner at The Christmas House, responded to this review

Dear Brooke, We were disappointed that you didn't have a better experience with us but glad that you think we're the place to go for ornaments! As you can imagine, we listen to what our customers ask for and search far and wide for those "unusual" ornaments! Yes, we sure can get crowded (especially in November and December...and especially on... More

Elmira
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

So many fun and interesting things to see and buy at The Christmas House! They have a huge selection of Christmas ornaments, Department 54, crèches, etc. But they also carry decorations for other holidays, plus jewelry, scarves, gourmet food, toys, teddy bears, etc. etc.. A very fun place to shop!!

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Jed361, Owner at The Christmas House, responded to this review

Dear Betsy, thanks for the lovely review. We sure do appreciate it! We often hear the comment about how much there is to see! Some customers think we're running around behind them putting out new treasures when they discover something they didn't see the first pass through....and that's not far from the truth! LOL We always look forward to our... More

Elmira, New York
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Lots of holiday items, but many are a bit overpriced. So hard to walk around inside because of a lack of space.

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Jed361, Owner at The Christmas House, responded to this review

Dear nimicholas. Thanks for taking the time to post but we sure are sorry to hear we aren't all that you hoped we would be. We'll agree that we sure could use more room...especially come November and December! Maybe we'll talk to Santa about that:-) We are open in July each year so I encourage you to check out our... More

Elmira, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Great place for local ornaments and general christmas items, great staff, very helpful and friendly.

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Dover
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33 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

We were unsure of what the place held but decided to visit before going on the wine trail along Seneca Lake. My wife and sister in law loved the place, plus they had Xmas village pieces going back some years, many of which were retired. Then there was every possible ornament you could think of. I even was able to... More

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Jed361, Owner at The Christmas House, responded to this review

So happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit...and thanks for writing! We DO get stumped with some ornament requests but you're right....we carry 1000s of different things so we absolutely LOVE it when someone has a specific one they are looking for (like your Corvette) and we can have it. I'll share your nice comments with the "elves":-) Julie... More

Elmira, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Everything you could possibly want to decorate for Christmas all wrapped up in a painted lady Victorian home. Not to be missed

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Jed361, Owner at The Christmas House, responded to this review

Thanks for your nice review. We're glad you enjoyed your shopping experience and hope we'll see you again:-) More

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