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Animatronic ballet dancers hang a star on a Christmas tree in the Victoria Theatre Rike's Holiday Window Box
Dayton Live Presents

Rike's Holiday Windows 2021

Nov 19 - Dec 31, 2021

Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday 12 p.m.-6 p.m.

Schuster Center

Free! No Tickets Needed

Description

The Rike’s Holiday Windows will be on display for the public this holiday season!

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, “Victoria” 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.

SANTA’S SECRET

Santa and his magical team of crafty reindeer make a special stop each year to the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center to hide a special something in each of the Rike’s Holiday Windows. Can you guess what it is this year? It’s tiny, often at a child’s eye level, and has something to do with Dayton!

This year, you’ll submit your guess online or in-person. Click here to submit your Santa’s Secret guess online!

If you’re right, you’ll be entered to win a special gift certificate from Dayton Live. The winning entry will be notified after the new year begins!

SANTA & TIKE’S SHOPPE

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Santa and the Tike’s Shoppe will not be at the Schuster Center this year.

MORE FUN!

You can learn about all of downtown Dayton’s holiday fun on the Downtown Dayton Partnership’s website at downtowndayton.org.

Accessibility

For detailed accessibility information please visit our Accessibility page.

Parking

Metered parking is available on the streets surrounding the Schuster Center. Parking is also available in The Arts Garage, on the northwest corner of Second and Ludlow Streets, on weekdays until 6 p.m. and during performances. For more parking information, visit the Downtown Dayton Partnerships website.

Ticket Information

This event is free and no tickets are required.

Windows are generally available for viewing Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday 12 p.m.-6 p.m. The windows will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day and will not be available for public viewing during private events.

Health & Safety

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Animatronic ballet dancers hang a star on a Christmas tree in the Victoria Theatre Rike's Holiday Window Box

Sponsors

Animatronic animals play in a woodland setting in the Woodland Forest Rike's Holiday Window Box Animatronic elves assemble presents in the North Pole Rike's Holiday Window Box Animatronic children ice skate in the Snow Day Rike's Holiday Window Box An animatronic family gets ready for bed in the Silent Night Rike's Holiday Window Box An animatronic Victorian family decorates their Christmas tree in the Christmastime Rike's Holiday Window Box Animatronic ballet dancers hang a star on a Christmas tree in the Victoria Theatre Rike's Holiday Window Box

Showtimes

Day
Date
Time
Tuesday
Dec 7, 9:00AM
Tuesday
Dec 7
9:00AM
Wednesday
Dec 8, 9:00AM
Wednesday
Dec 8
9:00AM
Thursday
Dec 9, 9:00AM
Thursday
Dec 9
9:00AM
Friday
Dec 10, 9:00AM
Friday
Dec 10
9:00AM
Saturday
Dec 11, 10:00AM
Saturday
Dec 11
10:00AM
Sunday
Dec 12, 12:00PM
Sunday
Dec 12
12:00PM
Monday
Dec 13, 9:00AM
Monday
Dec 13
9:00AM
Tuesday
Dec 14, 9:00AM
Tuesday
Dec 14
9:00AM
Wednesday
Dec 15, 9:00AM
Wednesday
Dec 15
9:00AM
Thursday
Dec 16, 9:00AM
Thursday
Dec 16
9:00AM
Friday
Dec 17, 9:00AM
Friday
Dec 17
9:00AM
Saturday
Dec 18, 10:00AM
Saturday
Dec 18
10:00AM
Sunday
Dec 19, 12:00PM
Sunday
Dec 19
12:00PM
Monday
Dec 20, 9:00AM
Monday
Dec 20
9:00AM
Tuesday
Dec 21, 9:00AM
Tuesday
Dec 21
9:00AM
Wednesday
Dec 22, 9:00AM
Wednesday
Dec 22
9:00AM
Thursday
Dec 23, 9:00AM
Thursday
Dec 23
9:00AM
Sunday
Dec 26, 12:00PM
Sunday
Dec 26
12:00PM
Monday
Dec 27, 9:00AM
Monday
Dec 27
9:00AM
Tuesday
Dec 28, 9:00AM
Tuesday
Dec 28
9:00AM
Wednesday
Dec 29, 9:00AM
Wednesday
Dec 29
9:00AM
Thursday
Dec 30, 9:00AM
Thursday
Dec 30
9:00AM
Friday
Dec 31, 9:00AM
Friday
Dec 31
9:00AM