Traditionally given as gifts, nutcrackers weren’t just used as children’s toys in the olden days. According to German folklore, they protect people by warding off evil and inviting good luck into their homes.
That’s why the famed ballet, “The Nutcracker” depicted the nutcracker toy as a valiant soldier that wakes up on Christmas eve to defeat the evil Mouse King. Thanks to the fame gained from Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s ballet, nutcrackers became an iconic decoration for the Holidays.
Now, nutcrackers are sold as decorative ornaments for Christmas. Some versions include the toys wearing grand uniforms with props like sceptres, crowns, and even rifles. Aside from soldier nutcrackers, other versions include royalty, musicians, common folks, and even celebrities. They also come in various sizes — from a small tree ornament to a larger-than-life 12-foot statue.
Life-sized Christmas decorations are great for wide-open spaces like courtyards, malls, and lobbies. Add a fiberglass four-foot-tall nutcracker soldier to guard a tree and huge gifts around it. This fiberglass nutcracker statue is also available as a 12-foot and 6-foot statue.
Dimensions: L 36 x W 31 x H 122cm
Colours: Blue jacket, red pants