Olde World Canterbury Village
Olde World Canterbury Village, a designated historical landmark in the State of Michigan, extends over 21 acres on part of the old Scripps Farm. It is host to 18 specialty shops and wonderful features. With 90,000 sq. ft. of holiday retail space, Aldridge's Always Christmas is one of the largest and most unique Christmas stores anywhere!
Olde World Canterbury Village houses one of the World's largest collections of Department 56 items. We have village displays setup throughout the Department 56 area including the Dickens Village Series, Christmas in the City Series, The Original Snow Village Series, Alpine Village Series, North Pole Village Series, New England Village Series, Halloween Village Series and a mixture of them all in our giant 70' x 10' main display. We also have one of the World's largest Nativity displays showcasing our vast Fontanini collection as well as large displays of our Boyd's Bears, Precious Moments, Cherished Teddies, Possible Dreams, Circle of Love and Lenox products.
The main facilities were built with olde world craftsmanship with rich, luxurious quality and ornate furnishings. The integrity of your experience is enhanced by oak paneling and carvings from France, European armor, tapestries and an antique stained glass window from Scotland. The antique fireplace in the King's Court Castle was shipped from England creates an olde world ambience.
Whether it is a family vist, a fairy tale wedding in an elegant castle ballroom or a corporate banquet the elegance, allure and ambience are produced by our dedicated staff to create memories that will last a lifetime.
It had become our annual pilgrimage near Christmas time, picking out a special ornament that celebrates the unity of our precious family, and to find gifts for others, and to enjoy the spirit of the evening with others. This has such a great place for those times, I've never once been disappointed. I should add that we weren't able to attend last year, and I'm reading that there are some changes being made. Looks like we'll find out real soon what changes are in place.
Unique place that has beautiful walking paths around interesting buildings. One building known as Kings Court Castle yhat is open for special events. There's a covered carousel that makes a visit special. I also stopped in at the Yates Cider Mill store that is worth a visit all on its own. A few boutique shops are there as well as the well known Christmas store that sells Christmas ornaments and displays all year round.
Knight of His light
Good number of shops offering many things to get ready for the holiday season. Make sure to plan to be here a good portion of the day to see what all is offered here. Prices are lower than you'd think for specialty shops.
I have been coming here for years, it’s not the most popular shopping place, however, it is an up and coming, RE-Vamped, Hip attraction!! New shop owners are on their way in (like me)... Come in and say Hi, you’ll find me at PIECES Art Studio, (and soon PIECES Pastry Studio)!! Many of the shops will be open later to accommodate 9-5’ers and their families!! Looking forward to meeting everyone, including CT VLOGS :0) ✌🏻❤️🎨🎂
I used to love this beautiful place. Now, it is a church and designed to cater to weddings. Gone is the toy store, and cute candy shop... replaced by a salon, a chocolate store that makes wedding favors, and a photographer. Still beautiful and worth a stop if you haven't been, but not what it used to be. The Christmas store is a church and moved to 4 smaller buildings.