The Red Sled Christmas Shoppe
148 E. Main Street Port Jefferson, NY 631-331-3444
If you have an uncontrollable urge for a motorcycle-riding Santa in July or a baby's-first-Christmas ornament in October, this year-round Christmas store has you covered with inexpensive to midpriced ornaments. With room after room of fully decorated trees, just about every interest gets a little face time.
Though the store has scaled down under its new ownership, themed trees such as a nautical tree and a food tree remain.
"Having a tree up works well because people get an idea of what the ornaments look like hanging and also may see something different they hadn't considered," says staffer Carmela Greenberg.
The store also has an area dedicated to Department 56 collectibles. Ornaments start at $5 and can be personalized for free.
The shop also has sports figurines, nativity scenes, Karen Didion Santas, a wide selection of Buyer's Choice collectible caroler statues and keepsakes from popular brands Vaillancourt, G. Debrekht and Fontanini.Hours: Mon.-Wed: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thurs.-Sat: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sun: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Credit cards: Accepted