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December 19, 2007

Dayton's (Macys) Annual 8th Floor Holiday Display

(Every November for the last four decades, the downtown Minneapolis store on Nicollet between 7th and 8th Streets that was long known as Dayton's, and is now Macy's, has put up an animated exhibit/mechanical holiday display in its eighth floor auditorium. Each year the exhibit features scenes from a popular children's story: The Wind in the Willows was one year; Santa Bear another; Harry Potter another. Some stories repeat for a new generation of children. The displays are designed to delight and entertain young children, from those in strollers to those learning to puzzle out the words on the panels for themselves.)