For lots of people who grew up in the Twin Cities, it was a holiday tradition each year to go to Dayton's in downtown Minneapolis to see the Christmas-themed window displays and walk through the elaborate shows in the 8th floor auditorium.
A new book "Dayton's: A Twin Cities Institution" tells the story of the department store as a community institution. One of the people that author Kristal Leebrick features in the book is Jack Barkla. Since the 1970s Barkla has been responsible for creating the auditorium shows.
Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer talked to Barkla about what he calls "conjuring up magic."