Quincy (Kwin' zee), Massachusetts, City of Presidents and Birthplace of the American Dream
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Once called the Enchanted Village of St. Nicholas, the holiday display was originally created in 1958. At that time, Jordan Marsh Company commissioned a Bavarian toy maker to create 28 fully decorated holiday scenes with 250 “magically” animated figures. People from all around New England made the trek to Downtown Crossing in Boston to view the display until Macy's bought Jordan Marsh and auctioned it off. The city of Boston owned it for a short time until funds ran out. Jordan Furniture bought it and have it set up once again.