American Christmas in Mt. Vernon Delights Kids and Families
Families can go behind the scenes at a real workshop to see how much of the city's spectacular holiday décor is made
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A Pop-Up Outlet where one-of-a-kind vintage decorations are available for purchase (open weekdays, 10:30am-7:30pm; weekends 9am-8pm)
American Christmas was founded by Marvin Schwam in 1968 as an offshoot of his business selling artificial plants and flowers. It was acquired by MK Illumination in 2017, and creates commercial Christmas displays used by retail stores, building lobbies, corporate headquarters, hotels, malls and more. Services include design and development, manufacturing and assembly, distribution, installation, removal, refurbishment, and storage. The Mount Vernon warehouse has 70 full-time employees but expands to over 400 during the holiday season.
Tickets sales will be donated to several locally based charities, including The Mount Vernon Boys & Girls Club, North East STEM Academy, Youth Community Outreach Program and the Ronald McDonald House.
What You Need to Know About Visiting American Christmas in Mount Vernon
Where is American Christmas located?
American Christmas is located at 30 Warren Pl., Mount Vernon, NY.
When is American Christmas open?
The experience runs through Dec. 23. Santa’s Village is open weekday, 11am-7:30pm; weekends, 9:30am-7:30pm. The vintage pop-up store will also be open through Dec. 23 on weekdays, 10:30am-7:30pm; weekends, 9am-8pm.
How much are tickets?
Tickets are not needed to visit the pop-up outlet and Christmas in America Shop. Prices for Santa's Village are $10 per ticket for a 15-minute time slot during the week and $15 per ticket on weekends. Free parking is available in the front of the building.
Main image courtesy American Christmas