The popular Hallmark Keepsake Christmas Lighthouse Ornament Series started in 2012. It was a big hit with collectors. The ornaments are crafted from high-quality materials and are very detailed. Tracy Larsen is the talented artist who created these beautiful designs.
This series is a great way to celebrate America’s rich maritime history. These beautiful ornaments make a great addition to any holiday decor, and they also make wonderful gifts for lighthouse enthusiasts and collectors.
Each ornament is a few inches high and is made of durable plastic.
The beacon is each lighthouse gleams at intervals, and the residence is illuminated with a gentle light. The Hallmark Magic Cord is required to see the light show; this cord is sold separately.
I like to think that Santa Claus and his friend, Snowball the polar bear, visit a different lighthouse every holiday season. They ensure that both the lighthouse and the residence are ready for Christmas. Snowball is very supportive of Santa. When Santa is putting up the decorations, Snowball watches very carefully and takes steps when he thinks Santa might hurt himself.
These preparations take place just after Thanksgiving. After that, Santa needs to return to the North Pole to get ready for Christmas Eve. The elves have been working hard, but they need their leader. Snowball needs to return to his family for the holiday season. He knows he’ll see his friend again early in the evening on Christmas Eve because Snowball and his family live at the North Pole. Santa and Snowball will wave to each over, knowing they’ll see each other again in the new year.
2023 Santa And Snowball Making Angels In the Snow
The lighthouse isn’t decorated yet, but Santa and Snowball decided to take a break first. They’re making angels in the snow! I hope they don’t get too cold and wet.
2022 Santa And Snowball Deliver The Tree
Santa and Snowball have just arrived at the lighthouse. The keeper has already put up the wreath. That was a nice thought. Snowball is looking cool in his reindeer antlers and he’s back to wearing his green scarf.
Snowball is pulling Santa on his sled. Santa is holding the beautiful Christmas tree and ringing the bell. Snowball has turned around to look at him. You probably would too if someone was ringing a rather large bell in your ear.
The snow is looking particularly glittery this year. Gorgeous.
2021 Santa And Snowball Go Surfing
Santa and Snowball have headed south to a lighthouse where it’s warm in winter. Warm enough to go surfing! You can tell it’s a lighthouse in a milder climate; the residence is a beach house!
Snowball couldn’t wait and he’s already on his board. Santa is ready now and will jump in the water soon. I love that he’s wearing his hat to go surfing!
2020 Santa And Snowball Deliver Gifts
Santa and Snowball are visiting a splendid red and white lighthouse this year. They have just arrived and they’re doing the first thing they normally do when they arrive. They’re delivering Christmas gifts to the lighthouse keeper. Snowball seems to be holding most of the gifts, but this seems to be a good idea, because Santa will do all the talking when the keeper answers the red door.
2019 Santa And Snowball Build A Snowman
Snowball is wearing his snazzy green scarf from last year. He and Santa Claus are building a snowman. The snowman’s future top hat and facial features are set out on the ground beside Snowball. I wonder if the snowman is part of the planned Christmas decorations?
2018 Santa And Snowball Play Ice Hockey
There is plenty of ice around, so Snowball suggested they play hockey. Being a native North Pole polar bear, he knows all about playing ice hockey. He’s defending the goal, all fitted out in his green scarf. As you can see, they haven’t started decorating for Christmas yet. Better hurry up guys!
2017 Santa And Snowball Play Hide And Seek
Santa and Snowball are having a time-out. They’ve decided to get some exercise while there’s a break in the snowfall. Snowball is all the way at the top of the lighthouse. Santa has lost track of where the polar bear is. He thinks he’s somewhere on ground level!
2016 Santa Places The Star; Snowball Gives Him A Boost
The fifth lighthouse ornament in the series depicts a very important moment: the star is being placed on top of the tree. Snowball has very kindly given Santa a boost. He’s looking a bit unsteady, but I’m sure the star will be safely settled soon.
I find this lighthouse very interesting; it reminds me of a church. It’s a very somber-looking building, which is at odds with the glittering snow and Christmas tree.
2015 Santa And Snowball Untangle The Christmas Lights
The 2015 edition of the Holiday Lighthouses is my favorite. I love the grand Victorian style of the lighthouse and I’d love to take a walk around the widow’s walk and see the view.
Santa and Snowball have decided to put up the Christmas lights today. Unfortunately, whoever put them away last year packed them in a big red and green ball. Santa is scratching his head, wondering how they will ever be able to put them up.
The Christmas tree is beautiful, even though they haven’t got around to decorating it yet. The sheen on the glittery snow is perfect. The polar bear’s footprints are clearly visible in the snow; so cute!
2014 Santa And Snowball Go Fishing
The third in the Holiday Lighthouse series shows Santa and Snowball taking a break. They’ve been working hard, and they’re doing a bit of fishing. Luckily, this year’s lighthouse is set on stilts in the sand, and it looks like the tide is in. The polar bear looks like he’s about to dive in to get that fish. I hope he doesn’t; the water looks very shallow.
2013 Santa In A Sling; Snowball Is Looking Concerned
Looking at the 2013 lighthouse, I’m beginning to think that Santa really likes being off the ground. Maybe he misses his sleigh. He’s up on a builder’s sling and he’s helping prepare the lighthouse for the holiday season.
2012 Santa Climbs The Ladder; Snowball Holds It
In the first instalment in 2012, Santa is up on a ladder, very ably placing the Christmas wreath. Snowball the polar bear is dressed for the snow with his red scarf and is holding the ladder steady to keep Santa safe.