Peabody, MA -- Joan Pappalardo began creating her Dept. 56, North Pole Village years ago with just a few pieces . Some houses were purchased, and some were gifts, but each year her village grew a little larger.
Now, 13 years later, she and her companion, John Murphy, both live at Brooksby Village retirement community in Peabody, will unveil their North Pole Village at 15 feet long and 6 and 8 feet deep.
"John has been putting this together since September", said Pappalardo. "We have collected more pieces over the years. It's even bigger and better than in years past!"
Their two story North Pole Village includes 2 ski slopes and 3 skating rinks and much more.
"Two years ago we had over 1000 people visit us, and this year we expect even more" said Murphy. "People who live and work at Brooksby Village and their families are invited once again to enjoy the Village."
Brooksby Village is a continuing care retirement community developed and managed by Erickson Living. The scenic 90 acre campus is located in Peabody, MA and is home to more than 1700 residents.