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

our 2019 live window displays.


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


The 2022 date
will be announced
later this year
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