The Strolling Nutcracker
Dreams Dance Academy presents The Strolling Nutcracker
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO MADE THE 2021 STROLLING NUTCRACKER A SUCCESS! We look forward to the 2022 event. Click here for a glimpse into "The 2021 Strolling Nutcracker." It was a magical evening!
What is The Strolling Nutcracker?
In 2016, Studio Owner and Director Jenny O'Brien, had a vision of bringing
shop windows to life during the holidays with "live mannequins." She presented
the idea to the Downtown St. Charles Partnership (now the St. Charles Business
Alliance) and for the next few years, she was the volunteer coordinator for the
event, bringing together a number of local studios. Click here for a glimpse into
It quickly became one of our dancers (and parents!) favorite events of the year,
and the joy we saw it bring to people driving and walking by, as well as business
owners who allowed us to use their windows...made it even more special. The Alliance is no longer having this event as part of the annual Holiday Homecoming so we are continuing the tradition by putting a new spin on it. Ok...alot of new spins on it! One being that we are making it a Nutcracker theme. Each window will be a different Nutcracker scene.
And that is how The Strolling Nutcracker came to be! We could not be more excited. Join us from 6-8pm throughout downtown St. Charles on December 10, 2021 at the below business windows. Follow any order, or the one below!
Thank you to the participating businesses
HM Hair Bar * 13 S. Second St.
Nutcracker scene: The Party Scene
Jeans and a Cute Top Shop * 161 S. First St.
Nutcracker scene: The Battle Scene
Mixology Salon & Spa * 116 W Main St.
Nutcracker scene: The Land of the Snow
Kilwins * 132 S. First St.
Nutcracker scene: The Land of Sweets: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
The Diamondaire * 117 W Main St.
Nutcracker scene: The Land of Sweets: Spanish Dance
Coroco Coffee * 101 S. First Street
Nutcracker scene: The Land of Sweets: Waltz of the Flowers