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The Christmas House

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Address: 361 Historic Maple Avenue, Elmira, NY 14904
Phone Number: +1 607-734-9547
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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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Every year, my husband and I would go to The Christmas House for ornament gifts. We buy each of our kids and ornament based on their collections. We moved to Fayetteville NC and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Crystal Y
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Every year, my husband and I would go to The Christmas House for ornament gifts. We buy each of our kids and ornament based on their collections. We moved to Fayetteville NC and still go back for this tradition. You will find an ornament for every one and the entire staff treat you with respect and caring!!!

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

Thanks so much for the lovely review but, more importantly to us, that you have made The Christmas House an annual tradition for your family. Those are the types of family traditions kids don't forget (no matter how old they get!) More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I just love coming here around the holidays to see all of the amazing villages set up. It's a great place to buy Christmas decorations and classic children's toys

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

Thanks for writing and giving us such a nice rating. We have the villages set up from July 1 - closing each season (though the Halloween village does come down the end of October). Yes, we also love those classic children's toys. It's fun to be able to buy toys that WE played with. Thanks again and we hope to... More 

York, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

We visited the Christmas shop while in Elmira having seen it from the Trolley tour. The shop is packed with Christmas things, but also Halloween and other gifts. It has a huge range of Christmas and Halloween light up villages and displays. Well worth a visit.

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

Thanks for taking the time to write such a nice review for us and for also mentioning that you found us because of the Mark Twain Country Trolley Tour. Isn't that tour something? Even living here locally we learn things each time we ride. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit and thanks for recommending us. More 

Roxbury, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

I was actually a little disappointed at this stop on our trip. We always find the Christmas store when we take a vacation to get an ornament from the area for our tree. They didn't have anything local. Nothing said finger lakes or Seneca Lake. The best thing we could find was Mark Twain Country. The house is really well... More 

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

So sorry to hear that you didn't find (and we didn't show you) our selection of regional ornaments (which are fewer in number than our Mark Twain Country ornaments since that is right here locally but which we try to carry some for visitors to Finger Lakes Wine Country). Thanks for letting us know and we have reordered some that... More 

Elmira, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

This historic home has beautiful Christmas decorations for all budgets! It's fun to poke in the corners of this huge older home and find hidden treasures.

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

Thanks for writing! You can bet we have great fun finding all of the treasures we carry. Plus we have expanded, as you probably noticed, into many more "non"-Christmas lines like gourmet food, jewelry and ladies accessories. Thanks for stopping by and we are glad to hear you enjoyed "poking in the corners". There sure is a lot to see! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

If you can't find something in there for anything related to Christmas then there something wrong.....the selection is unbelievable I love it...my mom can stay there for hours lol highly recommended!

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

You review made me laugh! I WILL admit that we do occasionally get "stumped" when looking for a particular themed ornament but we shop many different markets to give as great of a selection as this old Victorian Lady can hold. So the next time you mom, who can stay for hours, is here, we probably need to order her... More 

Elmira, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

This business is fun to look threw and the owner is very helpful when you need something that is out of stock.. They will also be y to help you get pieces that are retired..

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

Thanks for the nice review Moniqquee:-) We sure do aim to please and be helpful so thanks for taking the time to write about that. That's one of the great things about "shopping small". Again, thanks for writing and we hope to see you soon! More 

Herndon, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We looked on TripAdvisor, and we saw this Christmas House was highly recommended, but wasn't open until July. It was June 1st, but it said to call if you were in the area. We called, and they said come on over. Such nice ladies in the shop, and they had a lot of items already out. We browsed for a... More 

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Thank Lisa T
Jed361, Owner at The Christmas House, responded to this review

Thanks for writing Lisa and I'm so glad you found us in the store (we're busy little elves this time of year:-) I hope when you're in the area you'll be able to stop back and see the store in true beauty! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

In a "painted lady" style Victorian that's been beautifully and lovingly restored, The Christmas House offers a true gamut of Christmas decorations and gifts - ornaments for every hobby, career, interest, and personalization; collectible Christmas villages; smokers; nutcrackers, and so much more! Plus, there are foods, drink mixes, jewelry, scarves, socks...and just so many fun items to choose from! In... More 

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

Thanks for the kind words. We truly believe in the "many hands make light work" (along with "we're all in this together":-) so we gladly help where and when we can. We are so grateful to the community, our co-workers, and visitors to our area, who help provide the support to do so. On another note, thanks for mentioning that... More 

Elmira, New York
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

The Christmas House is a must-shop attraction in Elmira, starting on July 1st each year. You can find unique gifts for young and old, for any special occasion, (not just Christmas). The owners are welcoming and the staff of "elves" are a joy. Of course the Christmas House is your one stop shop for all your decorating needs for the... More 

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Thank BT-UpstateNY
Jed361, Owner at The Christmas House, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the great review. I'm in 100% agreement when you refer to the elves as a joy. They make my life so much easier and are such a great (and fun) team to work with. I don't know what we would do without them. I hope you'll stop by once we reopen to see our great new... More 

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