Nutcrackers became associated with Christmas due to German writer E.T.A. Hoffman’s story, “The Nutcracker And The Mouse King.” In the fantasy tale, a little girl’s nutcrackers come to life on Christmas eve and fight the evil Mouse King. The story was then adapted to a ballet in two acts by Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. It was first performed in December of 1892 in Russia, which eventually gained popularity around the world.
The story and ballet became so popular that nutcrackers became a staple decoration in homes and even some establishments during Christmas. They are usually small figurines but giant statues are also available to create larger-than-life Yuletide designs.
This fiberglass nutcracker figurine, decked out in a soldier’s uniform, stands at 12 feet and is perfect for Christmas decorations in wide-open spaces. Display beside a giant Christmas tree to recreate Tchaikovsky’s ballet masterpiece. A giant nutcracker soldier will definitely scare The Mouse King away.
Dimensions: L 94 x W 94 x H 367cm