If you’re looking to immerse yourself immediately into the vintage Christmas spirit and aren’t near a REAL 5 & 10 store, you won’t want to miss the vintage Woolworth’s display at the National Christmas Center on Route 30 in Paradise, PA. It’s like stepping back into another era, with the holiday seen through the eyes of a child – or a holiday shopper!
The display area is chockablock full, from top to bottom with vintage holiday items that were available at Woolworth’s from the 1930s to the 1950s. Ornaments, toys, trees, signage, display cases, everything – the mind boggles!
Alas, for those of us who love old stuff as much as old places, none of these items are for sale. I know, bummer, right? So many cool things!
But what a great opportunity to see just a fraction of what was available at your local five and dime – and to keep an eye out when you’re antiquing or thrifting!
I love to decorate the Hacienda with fun vintage Christmas ornaments and decorations, and was delighted to see this plastic Santa Claus on display:
Here’s a video of the entire display from YouTube vintage Christmas fan “ChristmasMemories1“
They do have more vintage Christmas items scattered throughout the museum, so if you want to get in the holiday spirit real quick this is your place.
Vintage Woolworth’s at the National Christmas Center
3427 Lincoln Highway East (Route 30)
Paradise, PA 17562
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