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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 2022

Nov 18 - Dec 31, 2022

Monday-Sunday 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Schuster Center

Free! No Tickets Needed

Description

Don’t miss the RIKE’S HOLIDAY WINDOWS on display for the public again 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.

The six windows are “Victoria,” “The North Pole,” “Woodland,” “Silent Night,” “Snow Day,” and “Christmastime.” Each features characters from the original windows as well as 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.

HOURS

The RIKE’S HOLIDAY WINDOWS are available for viewing Monday-Sunday 8 a.m.-6 p.m. The windows will be closed November 24 (Thanksgiving Day), December 24 (Christmas Eve), December 25 (Christmas Day), and December 26 and will not be available for public viewing during private events. The RIKE’S HOLIDAY WINDOWS will close at noon on Wednesday, December 7, 2022.

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. 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

Santa will be at the Schuster Center on the Saturdays and Sundays listed below. Remember to bring your camera to get a photo!

DayDateTime
SaturdayNovember 26, 20221 p.m.-4 p.m.
SundayNovember 27, 20221 p.m. -4 p.m.
SaturdayDecember 3, 20221 p.m. -4 p.m.
SundayDecember 4, 20221 p.m. -4 p.m.
SaturdayDecember 10, 20221 p.m. -4 p.m.
SundayDecember 11, 20221 p.m. -4 p.m.
SaturdayDecember 17, 20221 p.m. -4 p.m.
SundayDecember 18, 20221 p.m. -4 p.m.

TIKE’S SHOPPE

The Tike’s Shoppe will not be available this holiday season.

MORE FUN!

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

RIKE’S HOLIDAY WINDOWS HISTORY

 
 

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.

Health & Safety

Click here to learn about our most recent health and safety policies.

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Dayton Live Ticket Office

937-228-3630

Plus service fees. Prices subject to change.

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
Nov 29, 8:00AM
Tuesday
Nov 29
8:00AM
Wednesday
Nov 30, 8:00AM
Wednesday
Nov 30
8:00AM
Thursday
Dec 1, 8:00AM
Thursday
Dec 1
8:00AM
Friday
Dec 2, 8:00AM
Friday
Dec 2
8:00AM
Saturday
Dec 3, 8:00AM
Saturday
Dec 3
8:00AM
Sunday
Dec 4, 8:00AM
Sunday
Dec 4
8:00AM
Monday
Dec 5, 8:00AM
Monday
Dec 5
8:00AM
Tuesday
Dec 6, 8:00AM
Tuesday
Dec 6
8:00AM
Wednesday
Dec 7, 8:00AM
Wednesday
Dec 7
8:00AM
Thursday
Dec 8, 8:00AM
Thursday
Dec 8
8:00AM
Friday
Dec 9, 8:00AM
Friday
Dec 9
8:00AM
Saturday
Dec 10, 8:00AM
Saturday
Dec 10
8:00AM
Sunday
Dec 11, 8:00AM
Sunday
Dec 11
8:00AM
Monday
Dec 12, 8:00AM
Monday
Dec 12
8:00AM
Tuesday
Dec 13, 8:00AM
Tuesday
Dec 13
8:00AM
Wednesday
Dec 14, 8:00AM
Wednesday
Dec 14
8:00AM
Thursday
Dec 15, 8:00AM
Thursday
Dec 15
8:00AM
Friday
Dec 16, 8:00AM
Friday
Dec 16
8:00AM
Saturday
Dec 17, 8:00AM
Saturday
Dec 17
8:00AM
Sunday
Dec 18, 8:00AM
Sunday
Dec 18
8:00AM
Monday
Dec 19, 8:00AM
Monday
Dec 19
8:00AM
Tuesday
Dec 20, 8:00AM
Tuesday
Dec 20
8:00AM
Wednesday
Dec 21, 8:00AM
Wednesday
Dec 21
8:00AM
Thursday
Dec 22, 8:00AM
Thursday
Dec 22
8:00AM
Friday
Dec 23, 8:00AM
Friday
Dec 23
8:00AM
Tuesday
Dec 27, 8:00AM
Tuesday
Dec 27
8:00AM
Wednesday
Dec 28, 8:00AM
Wednesday
Dec 28
8:00AM
Thursday
Dec 29, 8:00AM
Thursday
Dec 29
8:00AM
Friday
Dec 30, 8:00AM
Friday
Dec 30
8:00AM
Saturday
Dec 31, 8:00AM
Saturday
Dec 31
8:00AM