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Sunday, December 6, 2009

A visit to the Enchanted Village

The holiday season is here and we are always super busy this time of year. We really try to make a point to enjoy some of the wonderful festivities that go on locally. Of course having two kids now we really want to make their childhood holiday memories enjoyable ones.

Over the weekend we took the kids to The Enchanted Village. It’s a village with animatronic displays that you walk through. It was a staple here in New England in the 1960's -70's at the Jordan Marsh Department store in downtown Boston. Jordan's Furniture recently acquired the village through an auction and refurbished it and put it up for display in their Avon furniture store.

We thought it would be fun to bring the kids. The line was extremely long. I think we waited approx 2 hours... not so much fun. The gentleman in black with the glasses is Eliot of Jordan's Furniture. He was greeting the people waiting in line.

Here is a brief history of the exhibits

Here is the sweet shop. It is definitely a throw back to when we were kids. It brought back lots of memories. Growing up in the North End, I remember visiting Jordan Marsh frequently and seeing the Enchanted Village.

Walking through the displays, every few minutes fake snow would be pumped out which the little loved (we believe the snow was made of some kind of shaving cream soap because our oldest kept trying to catch them on his tongue)

As you exited out of the exhibit old St. Nick himself was there to greet the kids. We waited for a few minutes so the kids could chat it up with Santa. Knock on wood, the littlest one didn't cry she just gave Santa a strange look.
~Happy Holidays!
Lianne & Paul

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