The History Behind Dave’s Christmas Wonderland

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Dave’s Christmas Wonderland has been a Buffalo, New York staple for more than four decades. Founded by our owner, Dave Gordon, Dave’s began as National Warehouse Sales in 1977. Since then, Dave’s has changed and grown significantly to become the all-season store we are today! Today’s post covers a brief history of where we’ve been and where we are today. We hope you’ve enjoyed shopping at Dave’s Christmas Wonderland over the years. We plan to keep offering great value and a wide selection of holiday decor for years to come!

From 1977 to the early 2000’s, Dave Gordon was the guy who found great closeouts and bargains on anything and everything his customers were looking for. He found deals on everything from patio furniture to sneakers and eventually, Christmas decorations. As Dave’s customer base grew, he learned that there was a growing demand for Christmas decorations and seasonal decor. As a result, we became Dave’s Christmas Wonderland in the early 2000’s.

Through the years, Dave’s has continued to grow and evolve into an all-season store. In addition to Christmas items, Dave’s offers everyday home decor, outdoor decor, and locally grown flowers and plants during the summer months. When summer comes to an end, Dave’s prepares for the upcoming holidays to come. In 2019, Dave’s began helping its customers prepare for Halloween with costumes, decorations, and more at our permanent and pop-up stores. Soon after Halloween, all stores flip over to our favorite holiday – Christmas!

Are you looking for a place to grab a quick meal or a tasty dessert? Dave’s Deli at its original Cheektowaga location on Union Road offers local favorites like polish sausage, pasta salad, freshly baked treats, and so much more! Need to feed a larger group? We have you covered with our meat and cheese trays too. We’re proud to have all of our menu items made fresh for that perfect taste every time!

Dave’s is always expanding our footprint locally.  Not only do we offer great deals at our three permanent locations in Cheektowaga, Depew and Williamsville, and the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, we also ran successful pop-up Halloween and Christmas store locations in Hamburg and the Boulevard Mall in 2019.

We love when customers come to us in our stores or on social media telling us how much they love their Dave’s products. Christmas gnomes have been a huge favorite these past few years during the holiday season for both our customers and even our employees! When summertime arrives, you will see the majority of the flamingo products fly off the shelves. These are just a few of many customer favorites from Dave’s!

Dave’s continues to grow with plans to offer more pop-up stores for Halloween and Christmas in 2020. We hope you’ve enjoyed the ride as much as we have. We look forward to seeing you at all of our Dave’s stores soon!

Any suggestions on where Dave’s Christmas Wonderland or Dave’s Halloween Superstore should open next? Or, is there a product you’d love to see at our stores? Let us know

Dave’s Exciting New Location!

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In March of 2018, we announced the official opening of our newest location of Dave’s All Season Store at the Fashion Outlets in Niagara Falls, NY. We are very excited to start this new adventure and to serve both American and Canadian customers alike. Our store will open in April 2018. See our official announcement below:


The new store location marks a return to Niagara County for Dave’s Christmas Wonderland,
and is the fourth store for the local chain.

NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK (March 5, 2018) – Dave’s Christmas Wonderland
announces the addition of a fourth store location at the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls in
Niagara Falls, New York. Dave’s Christmas Wonderland is a division of Gordon Companies, a
family-owned and –operated business based in Cheektowaga, N.Y.

Dave’s Christmas Wonderland will occupy an 8,200-square-foot space located at the Military
Road entrance to the Fashion Outlets. It is located next to Aerpostale and Eddie Bauer. The store
is scheduled to open April 2018. Further details and an exact date will be available on the store’s

This is not the first time Dave’s has had a presence in Niagara County. Dave’s operated under
the name National Warehouse Sales in the 1980s when Gordon Companies specialized in surplus
and closeout merchandise.

“We’re very excited to return to Niagara County,” said Dave Gordon, CEO of Gordon
Companies. “This location offers us an opportunity to reach a valuable customer base of savvy
shoppers from both the U.S. and Canadian markets. We are proud to offer a wide selection of
everyday and seasonal merchandise at affordable prices that make it a great fit for the Fashion
Outlets of Niagara Falls.”

The Niagara Falls store location will feature a year-round designated Christmas section featuring
indoor and outdoor decorations such as trees, wreaths, ornaments, garland, and lights. Seasonal
merchandise for all holidays will be displayed with both the Canadian and U.S. holidays in mind.
In the summer months, Dave’s will stock pool and patio merchandise such as pool floats, rafts,
and patio furniture. Customers can also purchase annual plants and flowers in the spring.
Additionally, customers can expect great deals on specialty home decor merchandise such as
pillows, throws, and LED wall art.

“Fashion Outlets is thrilled to welcome Dave’s Christmas Wonderland to the center’s growing
list of new tenants. The store’s wide range of items – beyond just holiday décor – cannot be
found anywhere else in the mall and we’re confident our shoppers will be pleased with the
selection of merchandise available.” John Doran, Property Manager of Fashion Outlets of
Niagara Falls.


Dave’s Christmas Wonderland has been a family-owned and –operated business for over 40
years. Dave’s operates three additional store locations – Depew, Franklinville and Cheektowaga,
New York. Visit for store addresses, phone numbers, hours, and coupons.
Dave’s Christmas Wonderland customers can find tens of thousands of additional products
shopping online at Christmas Central.


A division of Gordon Companies, Christmas Central is one of the largest online seasonal stores
in the country. Since its inception in 2004, Christmas Central has been named on Inc. 500’s list
of fastest-growing companies in the country five times, and has been recognized by Internet
Retailer Magazine as a company to watch. Christmas Central ships regularly to both the U.S. and
Canada, and has shipped seasonal and holiday items to locations around the world. Shop
seasonal and everyday home décor at

This announcement can also be found at The Buffalo News.

7 Wonderful Items You’ll Always Find at DAVE’S Stores!

Versatility is the best thing about DAVE’S stores. You’ll always find a wide array of seasonal and everyday items. Most items we carry come in a range of colors and sizes, so you can pair them together and create a truly unique look that you’re proud of. Aside from season decorations and home decor, we are also your ideal source for party items and supplies. Whenever you have an event, make sure you check out what DAVE’S has to offer. Our Cheektowaga location on Union Rd. also has DAVE’S Market, featuring gourmet cheeses, party dips, chips, drinks, and grocery items. You can get everything you need for any holiday or event right at DAVE’S. That being said, lets look at a few items you’ll always find at our store, regardless of the season!

Novelty Lights in Varying Styles

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Seasonal & Holiday Themed Accents


Vases & Jars in Trending Color Schemes

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Locally Grown Flowers & Plants

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Unique Candle Holders & Lanterns

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Artificial Flowers & Succulents

DAVES silk and succulents

Garden Decor & Statues

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A Brief & Fun History of DAVE’S

DAVE’S has been a WNY staple for almost four decades. Founded by our owner, Dave Gordon, DAVE’S began as National Warehouse Sales in 1977. Since then, DAVE’S has changed and grown significantly to become the all season store we are today! Today’s post covers a brief history of where we’ve been and where we are today. We hope you’ve enjoyed your time with DAVE’S, and we plan to stick around, serving WNY for many years to come.

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From 1977 to the early 2000’s, DAVE’S worked in warehouse sales, featuring closeouts and bargains on patio furniture, everyday items like sneakers, and Christmas decorations. As DAVE’S grew, we dived deeper into Christmas decorations and seasonal decor. As a result, we became DAVE’S Christmas Wonderland in the early 2000’s.

DAVE’S continued to grow throughout the early 2000’s, bringing us to where we are today. DAVE’S has evolved into an all-season store, featuring groceries, home decor, everyday items, and locally grown flowers from our garden center. Though we’ve grown, DAVE’S still continues to pass on our great deals directly to our customers. We hope you’ve enjoyed the ride and will continue to shop with DAVE’S for all your home needs!