The Christmas Loft Story
The Christmas Loft is a family business founded in 1980. Richard & Ronnie Vander Veer met each other skiing in Vermont in 1969. They were married 6 months later and shortly thereafter left their jobs to move to a tiny town in Northern Vermont where they opened the Jay Country Store. It quickly became a bustling shop full of delicious food, wine and gifts popular with locals and tourists alike. Above the store in a small loft, they decided to share their love of Christmas with the community by selling Christmas decorations. To their great surprise, it was a huge hit and over the years opened up The Christmas Loft in several locations throughout New England.
Ronnie & Richard love Christmas and their stores have always been about sharing that with their customers by creating a magical experience that is fun for the entire family. After almost 40 years of running the business, in 2016 their son Greg and his partner Stephen took over the day to day operations of the company. They continue to work hard to spread the joy of Christmas to all their customers.
We hope you visit our two special stores in The White Mountains of New Hampshire to experience the magic of Christmas everyday of the year!