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Rikes Holiday Windows - downtown Dayton

Rikes Holiday Windows - downtown Dayton
The Schuster Center
1 W 2nd St, Dayton, OH 45402 [map it]
Free Event

Experience the magical Wintergarden Wonderland Windows at the Schuster Center.

Rikes Holiday Windows Nov 18-Dec 31

Wintergarden Wonderland - Rikes Holiday Windows

November 18-December 31
Schuster Center Wintergarden, Second & Main sts.; Mon.-Sun.: 8 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Closed for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
Visit with Santa from 1 to 4 p.m. on November 26 & 27 and December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, & 18
(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.

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    The Schuster Center
    1 W 2nd St
    Dayton, OH 45402
    [Get Map]
    Call: 937-228-7591
    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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