Apple Tree Gallery to host gathering of Christmas Collectors.

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For More Information Contact:  Gary Anderson, Apple Tree Gallery 773-1801


Apple Tree Gallery, downtown Piqua’s Christmas and Halloween store, will be hosting a really fun and unique Christmas shopping event on Saturday, April 14 and the event is open to the public. This special day-long event allows attendees to browse and purchase rare and collector Christmas and Halloween items, as well as attend lectures given by expert Christmas collectors. Apple Tree Gallery is located at 405 N. Main Street in downtown Piqua.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 14 there will be vendors from across the Midwest selling Christmas and Halloween items from the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s as well as early 1900’s Santa’s, postcards and older Radko ornaments.  Other items available include Dept. 56 houses, artist-made spun cotton ornaments, paper houses and other vintage collectibles.  This is the sixth year Apple Tree Gallery has hosted the event.

In addition to the shopping opportunities there are three informational presentations scheduled throughout the day.  Dennis Smith will talk about White House Christmas Cards, feather tree expert Dennis Bauer will speak about the history and development of the lighting of the Christmas tree and Dan Livesay will present on the topic of patriotic Christmas.

This event is a unique opportunity for Christmas collectors and fans to mingle and shop for unique Christmas items and learn from real experts and long-time collectors of vintage Christmas items.  The cost to attend all the educational sessions plus the marketplace is $5 per person, payable at the door.  For a schedule of events and more information about the event call Apple Tree Gallery at 773-1801.

This special marketplace is being held in conjunction with the Ohio Friends of Christmas’ Christmas meet.

Lorna Swisher