So many people display a Christmas village under their trees, on top of a mantel or even on top of a piano, but when it comes to Halloween they were feeling like something was missing besides the old classic haunted house. Collectors were looking for the village houses, accessories and scenery often seen in other holidays so they could create a little Halloween Village or tabletop vignette. Department 56 knew that Halloween was growing in popularity, so they listened to the people and the Halloween village was born in 1998! Collectors who love the holiday where adults and children alike could dress up and get a little silly were so excited to start collecting another group of spooktacular buildings. They could start decorating as early as September to get their family excited about the coming holiday of Halloween. Frightfully fun and painstakingly detailed, these Department 56 Halloween pieces have the same high quality that you will find in their Snow village line. There are even licensed vignettes like the Addams Family and the Munsters that make it even more fun! Just add some spooky accessories and your Halloween village will take on a life all on its own!