The Rike’s Department Store displays are in the Schuster Center’s Wintergarden through Jan 4.
The windows date back to 1943 when NCR put five scenes from “A Christmas Carol” in the windows of its New York offices. They were moved to Rike’s Department store in Dayton at Second and Main in 1945. That site is now home to the Schuster Center.
Now, every year from the day after Thanksgiving until the turn of the new year, you can visit them in the Schuster Center Wintergarden. After January 4, the windows need to be refurbished
The setup, teardown, and visits by more than 8,000 people every year have taken their toll.
The goal is to raise $63,000 to replace the current boxes, purchase an additional one for recently donated elves, and refresh the holiday décor.
If you’d like to contribute to keeping these windows a part of Dayton’s holiday celebration go to https://