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This charming collectible Santa celebrates a treasured annual tradition. He is holding holiday decorations and his back features a fireworks display over the Governor’s Palace. During Colonial Williamsburg’s annual Grand Illumination each December, holiday decorations festoon the doorways, music fills the air, the scent of delicious food wafts from taverns and cider stands, and the whole day is capped with stunning fireworks launched simultaneously from three locations. Though Santa Claus did not become part of New World Christmas traditions until the 19th century, this Santa figurine takes artistic license to cheerfully honor St. Nick. Many examples of chalkware and Santa chocolate molds can be found in the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation collections.
Designed exclusively for Colonial Williamsburg, hand-crafted and meticulously hand-painted in the USA. Signed “Vaillancourt” and dated.
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Vaillancourt is a family owned business located in Sutton, Massachusetts and is best known for their handmade and hand painted chalkware figures. These figures are made using vintage and antique chocolate, candy, and ice cream moulds. The Vaillancourt’s have the largest private collection in the USA and have been creating these heirloom masterpieces meant to be passed down from generation to generation since 1984.