The History Behind Dave’s Christmas Wonderland

Dave’s Union Road Store

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