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Dayton's/Macy's Eighth Floor Exhibit 2005 - 2016

As a young girl I remember walking through Dayton's 1980 Eighth Floor Alice in Wonderland exhibit and then again in the late 90s on one of my first date's with my husband we experienced How the Grinch Stole Christmas. In 2005 a friend and I started the tradition of bringing our girls (then two years old) to this wonder-filled exhibit.

That year the theme was Cinderella, followed by 2006's Mary Poppins,

and 2007's The Nutcracker.

For the next eight years, Macy's presented Santaland: A Day in the Life of an Elf  until 2016. Even though it was the same, it was always special tradition for all of us. I put these videos together to help us all remember how fun it was and hopefully bring back some wonderful memories. Enjoy!

Here is a list of each display
1963: Santa's Enchanted Forest
1964: Land of Trolls
1965: Nameless, animated animals preparing for Christmas
1966: Dickens' London Towne
1967: Dickens' Village
1968: Under the Giant Christmas Tree
1969: Peter Pan
1970: Santa's Toy Workshop
1971: Santa's TV Studio
1972: Joy to the World (Joan Walsh Anglund)
1973: Nutcracker
1974: Grandma Moses' "Christmas in the Country"
1975: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas
1976: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
1977: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Dr. Suess)
1978: Once Upon a Christmastime
1979: Babes in Toyland
1980: Alice's Wonderland Christmas
1981: Hansel and Gretel
1982: Pippi Longstocking
1983: Babar and Father Christmas
1984: Animalen, "The Peaceable Kingdom"
1985: The Velveteen Rabbit
1986: Santabear's First Christmas
1987: Santabear's High-Flying Adventures
1988: The Polar Express
1989: Cinderella
1990: Peter Pan
1991: Pinocchio
1992: Puss in Boots
1993: Beauty and the Beast
1994: The Wizard of Oz
1995: The Wind in the Willows
1996: A Christmas Carol
1997: Nutcracker
1998: How the Grinch Stole Christmas
1999: The 12 Days of Christmas
2000: Harry Potter
2001: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas
2002: Paddington Bear and the Christmas Surprise
2003: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
2004: Snow White
2005: Cinderella
2006: Mary Poppins
2007: Nutcracker
2008 - 2016: Santaland: A Day in the Life of an Elf


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