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The Christmas House

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Address: 361 Historic Maple Avenue, Elmira, NY 14904
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+1 607-734-9547
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Mon 10:00 - 17:30
Wed - Fri 10:00 - 17:30
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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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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There cannot possibly be a more fascinating place to spend a few hours that the Christmas House. Exquisite decorations to purchase. The staff is extremely helpful and if they do... read more

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Reviewed today NEW

There cannot possibly be a more fascinating place to spend a few hours that the Christmas House. Exquisite decorations to purchase. The staff is extremely helpful and if they do not have a item in stock they will try their best to locate it for you.

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Columbia Cross Roads
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 March 2017

You will enjoy the Christmas collections on display. And the owners and staff: Wonderful and pleasantly helpful.

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Thank Jonathan S
Rochester, New York
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43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Spent a few hours perusing the very extensive collection of Christmas stuff. They have just about everything you could imagine and things you never thought of. Prices were reasonable and the staff went out of their way to be helpful with suggestions and directions. Worth a visit and we will be back again next year.

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

Thanks so much for stopping by The Christmas House. We were glad that you were so happy with us...and especially that you shared it with the TA world:-) We are open July - Early January (though we are often here in June working so a sneak peek is sometimes available:-) so I hope we'll see you again! More 

Elmira, NY
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361 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

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

Thanks for making us part of your annual holiday tradition. We just love hearing these stories! We'll see you next Thanksgiving-ish...if not before! More 

New Milford, Connecticut
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27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 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 KathyM1986
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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56 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 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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177 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 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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66 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 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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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 October 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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214 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 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 

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