The Lope: Kringle's Christmas Land

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Kringle's Christmas Land

Kringle's Christmas Land is a new attraction in Tulsa, Oklahoma, which features vintage store window displays showcased in Christmas scenes. The brainchild of Tulsa media professional Ben Sumner, it employs automations by the defunct David Hamberger Display Company, with a bit of Harold Gale Display Company thrown in.

Here's a little video I put together.

Such a call-back to the window displays of the 1950s and 60s is a rare and precious thing. Kringle's Christmas Land is housed in Tulsa's Promenade Mall, 4107 S Yale, and is open through December 31. See the Facebook page for details.

It's nice to see the press was represented. Sumner said that most of the figures date from the 1950s to the 1990s. Older ones have more detail in the faces.

Santa and Mrs. Claus beckon from a window display in the mall.

One of these creatures was not part of the display. Ace Jackalope had to join in the owl's vigilance.

Here's more of the rather extensive display of motorized Victorian villagers.


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