Monday, November 12, 2007

Nutcracker at Macy's

This last weekend, we did one of our favorite holiday traditions. We headed over to Macy's in downtown Minneapolis for the annual holiday diplay that they do on the eighth floor. This will be the 45th year for the display, but the first one as Macy's. This used to be a department store called Daytons, and then it was Marshall Fields and now Macy's. The theme this year was "the Nutcracker", and it was wonderful! The first scene is Clara meeting her godfather Drosselmayer. The picture below shows some of the mechanical toys he brought.
This next pic is of Clara dreaming that the mice are attacking her. She is holding the nutcraker that Drosselmeyer gave her.
The nutcracker has become real and battles with the Mouse King under the Christmas tree in the picture below.
The nutcracker is injured, but Clara saves him and is crowned Princess.
The nutcracker takes Clara to the kingdom of Candy to meet the Sugar Plum Fairy.
This is the skirt of Jolly Mother Ginger opening to reveal the Punch Puppets.
The nutcracker Prince is dancing with the Sugar Plum Fairy on top of the cake.
We always take pics after and go buy a cookie, this year it was a gingerbread man. Sabrina and I pose in this pic. Here is Sabrina and Rob. Afterwards we ate lunch, bought a Chirstmas ornament and went to Barnes and Noble for awhile. I was a lovely day! bye for now!


~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

What a special tradition!
I loved seeing all these beautiful scenes! So magical!
Thanks for sharing;

Anonymous said...

Recently I bought a Melissa and Doug Plush Penguin at just $19.99 from Macy's store..!!

Lucy Glade said...

Good for you penguin lover

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