The weeks after Christmas are always a bit sad. The colorful, sparkly decorations are taken down and tucked away in attics, basements and garages; the weather is cold and grey; and there isn't much to look forward to until spring.
If you are mourning the passing of the holiday season, why not head to the place where it's always Christmastime - the Yankee Candle Village in Deerfield, MA!
This massive compound of joy is packed with food, family-friendly activities, a year-round Christmas shop, and of course, more than 200,000 of America's favorite candles!
Yankee Candle is known for its high-quality candles and accessories in more than 200 fragrances.
The company's humble beginnings date back to Christmas 1969 when sixteen-year-old Mike Kittredge melted crayons to make his mother a candle.
There are now more than 500 company-owned retail stores nationwide, including two village stores in South Deerfield, MA and Williamsburg, VA.
The Massachusetts shop is tucked away in the beautiful Berkshires. It is a cozy, fun-filled spot to spend the day with family and friends.
Shop for candles, home goods and gifts in the retail area. You'll find the massive candle emporium, a General Store, and a kitchen/garden shop.
The Christmas shop offers your favorite seasonal fragrances all year long, plus ornaments and more.
A 25-foot Christmas tree and a 6-foot nutcracker stand watch over the store no matter the season, and model trains make their rounds across the perimeter.
Kids can even get started on next year's wishlist in Santa's Toy Shop or build a new best friend at Build-A-Bear Workshop!
Ready to get creative? Head to Wax Works where guests can make their own custom candles molded from their hands or favorite shapes!
For a wonderful family keepsake or personalized gift, create your own photo candle!
All the fun and creativity is sure to build up your appetite. Enjoy lunch at Au Bon Pain or Hillside Pizza Cafe.
Just need a snack? How about Ben & Jerry's or Popcornopolis? You can even grab some candy and fudge to take home!
The Yankee Candle Village is more than just a joyful family experience. Your purchases help support Yankee Fundraising, which helps generate millions of dollars for more than 12,000 local and national groups each year!