Dickens is no stranger to Christmas at Vaillancourt Folk Art. Since 2009, Gerald Charles Dickens has made the flight from England to take stage at Vaillancourt’s in Sutton, MA to perform his one man performance of A Christmas Carol—in a similar fashion that his great-great grandfather, Charles Dickens, did during his American readings. Each year Read More »
When German immigrants from the Rhineland came to the Pennsylvania area in the 18th century, they brought along their Christmas traditions of the Christmas tree, exchanging gifts and folk lore including “Pelznickel” or fur clad Nicholas.
At Vaillancourt Folk Art in Sutton, MA we've been hand-painting our chalkware collection since 1984. We are of the firm belief that art is art and the process to create such a highly detailed collectable is necessary to ensure every piece captures the essence of tradition. Our retail gallery and Christmas museum is open seven days a week throughout the year where you can watch our team of artists painting each Chalkware Santa during the week. For more information, please call us toll-free at