Rikes Holiday Windows - downtown Dayton

Rikes Holiday Windows - downtown Dayton

Experience the magical Wintergarden Wonderland Windows at the Schuster Center.

Event details

Event by: Dayton Live
Address: 1 W 2nd St, Dayton, OH 45402 [Map/directions]
Cost: FREE

Rikes Holiday Windows Nov 24-Jan 3

Wintergarden Wonderland - Rikes Holiday Windows
November 24-January 3
Schuster Center Wintergarden, Second & Main sts.; Mon.-Fri. 6:30 a.m.-5 p.m.,
Sat. 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. and before every performance at the
Schuster Center. Closed for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
(Not accessible during private events. Call 228-7591 to confirm hours.)

Rikes Christmas Windows, Downtown DaytonCome see one of the area’s longest-running holiday traditions — the magical Rike’s department store holiday window displays! 

The Rike’s Holiday Windows will be on display for the public again this holiday season at the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center! This event is free, and no ticket is needed.

The redesigned windows were revealed in 2019 for the enjoyment of families from all over the Miami Valley. Designed by critically acclaimed theatre and opera scenic designer and Dayton native Adam Koch, along with partner Steven Royal, the windows featuring animated elves, animals and other figures have been a holiday tradition for countless Dayton families since the elves first appeared in the windows of Rike’s Department Store in the 1940s.

In 2018, two of the redesigned windows, “The Nutcracker” and “The North Pole,” debuted to the delight of thousands of visitors. Four more windows were revealed in 2019: “Woodland,” ”Silent Night,” “Snow Day,” and “Christmastime,” each with characters from the original windows as well as some newly discovered and donated figures. The boxes were constructed by internationally acclaimed set and stage designers, Scenic Solutions from West Carrollton, Ohio, with costumes created by the Dayton Sewing Collaborative.

Related Links:

The fascinating story of Rike's Christmas window displays

Performance: Rike's Holiday Window Spectacular

The Schuster Center

Rikes Holiday Windows - downtown Dayton is taking place at The Schuster Center, which is located at 1 W 2nd St in Dayton. The Schuster Center - Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center - providing a world-class facility for the best in local, national and international performing artists. Can accommodate up to 2,300 for meetings or 500 banquets.

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