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Address: 361 Historic Maple Avenue, Elmira, NY 14904
Phone Number: +1 607-734-9547
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Mon 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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You'll find favorites for not just the holidays but EVERYday in our...

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!

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Great place to browse and get the unusual and traditional

The Christmas House is a tradition in Elmira. My wife and I have a routine to visit after Thanksgiving and just browse. The management is friendly and know where everything is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
RayMargeson
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Elmira, NY

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Elmira, NY
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335 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Christmas House is a tradition in Elmira. My wife and I have a routine to visit after Thanksgiving and just browse. The management is friendly and know where everything is located. We always find something special to bring home.

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Thank RayMargeson
New Milford, Connecticut
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27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

OK - the ornaments were great - but I did stump them because I was looking for some very specific ones that they didn't have - but they had hundreds. They offered these amazing crackers that you spice yourself - that alone was worth the drive. The staff was very friendly and helpful.

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Thank Kathy M
ElfJulie, Owner at The Christmas House, responded to this review

So you stumped us, huh? Darn! I hate it when that happens because, as you noted, we sure do try to carry a great selection. Oh....those Savory Saltines ARE wonderful. Although we now carry other flavors of saltine mixes, the original is still the favorite. You can also use the mix with oyster crackers (though the flavor doesn't seem to... More 

Columbus, Ohio
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55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Phenomenal place for Christmas shopping. Superb customer service. Gorgeous architecture. Really fun to explore all the different rooms.

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Thank Erik W
ElfJulie, Owner at The Christmas House, responded to this review

I just loved your heading of the review. I have a sign on my door that says "I will honor Christmas in my heart and try to keep it all the year". So we think alike! Thanks for the wonderful review and we're so glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

Silver Creek, New York
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159 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

The structure of the house itself is beautiful. It is a wonderful Victorian house which has been painted in a combination of colors that emote a very special appearance. The staff is so helpful and very friendly. There is absolutely everything you could ever want for a Christmas decoration. Room after room of wonder. Well worth the time to stop... More 

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Thank Diana C
ElfJulie, Owner at The Christmas House, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Diana. I'm glad you enjoyed the building, our wonderful staff, and our gifts and decorations. We call it beauty (building) AND brains (the rest of it). :-) Thanks for taking the time to stop and shop and for encouraging others to do the same! More 

Hawley, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

The building is beautiful. The historical factor is amazing. I am SO glad I begged my husband to stop here. We were just driving around in Elmira one afternoon over the summer during a camping trip in Troy, PA. Went over the border to Elmira and were amazed at some of the buildings and quaint shops. As we passed the... More 

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Thank celticpriestess77
ElfJulie, Owner at The Christmas House, responded to this review

Your story sure made us chuckle. No...not chuckle....laugh out loud!!! So glad your begging worked! Thanks for stopping to shop with us and especially for the fun review. More 

Palmyra, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

Enjoyed viewing every room! This place was not only Christmas items but that is the majority of the items. Owners couldn't have been more accommodating, even offered a nice seasonal drink while shopping.

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Thank Lizzard67
ElfJulie, Owner at The Christmas House, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping to shop. Yes, we love Christmas (as you could tell) but it's been fun dabbling into gourmet foods, ladies accessories, jewelry and other areas. We're glad you enjoyed your refreshment while shopping. They are delicious AND pretty:-) More 

La Crosse, Wisconsin
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94 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

The store is located in a residential area with off street parking. Beautiful Victorian "Painted Lady" at its finest. I love architecture and the details both inside and out are worth the stop alone. The inside is comprised of the original rooms each filled with seasonal and everyday goodies. There's jewelry, gourmet goodies, fun gifts and a beautiful collection of... More 

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Thank TikiDreams
ElfJulie, Owner at The Christmas House, responded to this review

What a wonderful review...and I love your "title"...Architecture Meets Santa". I might need to borrow that! I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit. Thanks for stopping in and perhaps we'll see you again. More 

Elmira, United States
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

What ever you enjoy about Christmas you will find here! and the store clerks are super helpful! If you want a tuba ornament ....they will bring you to one! but it is more fun to just roam about and see all the goodies. They have have local foods and some travel essentials too!

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Thank Christine B
ElfJulie, Owner at The Christmas House, responded to this review

I remember who you are (the request for a tuba ornament gave you away!) LOL Thanks so much for visiting us and for the wonderful review. We sure do appreciate...BOTH! More 

Rodney, Canada
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276 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

Lots of christmas stuff here but asked for one specialty item and they did not have it, my wife would rate this place a 5 I'm sure but not for me

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1 Thank TheBugGuy
ElfJulie, Owner at The Christmas House, responded to this review

Just curious what you asked for that we didn't have. Of course we can't carry "everything" but if you wanted something, I'm betting others might too. Tell me more! More 

Elmira, New York
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53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

We live in Elmira, NY and have visited the Christmas House several times. It's open year round and just PACKED with unique and interesting Christmas related items. Fun place to visit where you can lose tract of time. Strongly suggest.

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1 Thank Charles M
ElfJulie, Manager at The Christmas House, responded to this review

Thanks for your wonderful review. We've heard other people comment how fast their time goes when they are here. All of us (the "elves") are shoppers so we always think about what makes us want to shop somewhere. Thanks for shopping locally and, specifically, shopping with us and encouraging others to do so. More 

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