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Visit to the National Christmas Center

My husband and I were in Pennsylvania on Thanksgiving weekend, and we visited the National Christmas Center. I thought I would share some pictures with everyone, as I had not seen it mentioned on the forums.

Here it is! Doesn't look like much from the outside....



Here's La Befana from the International Room...



And a Cotton Wrapped Tree (evidently an old custom. I had never heard of it.)

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Here are some Czechoslovakian ornaments. I had to take a picture; my Bubbie came to the USA from Czechoslovakia when she was 16.



Woolworth's! The whole room was done up like an old Woolworth's store.



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Antique Trees...



Santa masks....



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China...it had the prettiest Holly pattern on it.



Vintage Tree Stands...



The Reindeer barn, from the North Pole display...

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This was from a display for children, that told a story. I loved the little froggy-snowman. Of course, the lights were all green.



Vintage decorations...



Old toys and games. I had Lincoln Logs when I was a kid!

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Those wonderful little cardboard houses, covered in glitter!



Events from Jesus' Nativity...



A Putz scene. This thing was about 12 feet wide.

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The Toyland Train Mountain.



There's an admission fee, but it's definitely worth it. If you want to go see it, you can get information here.
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Thanks for sharing!!!!! I've saw it on TV a couple of years ago and I've wanted to go there ever since. One of these days when I get back to visit all of my relatives in Altoona I'll have to head over there.
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Looks really neat. I never knew anything like that existed.. I'm going to find out where its located and make a visit there. Thank you!
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