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4 Things You Can Get from a Holiday Circus Show

The holidays are a wonderful time full of goodwill and cheer. Many families have beloved holiday traditions, but it's never too late to try something new. If you're looking for something exciting to do this holiday season, visit a holiday circus show. Here are four things you'll get from a holiday circus show that you won't get anywhere else:

1. Witness original twists on old themes.

A holiday circus show draws on traditional holiday themes. You'll see beloved winter characters and hear traditional tunes that feel intensely familiar. However, the circus performers will put their own twist on these familiar themes. Witness the magic of the holidays through a fresh lens. When old things are made new, you may find a deepened appreciation for them.

2. Take some time away from family events.

The holidays are a time when families come together. Reunions with extended family are common at this time of year. Many people see their families more during the holidays than they do at any other time. Spending time with family can be stressful, especially in light of the stress of the holiday season. A holiday circus show can be your opportunity to take some time for yourself. Enjoy the spectacle of jugglers, dancers, trapeze artists, and more. By the time you leave, you'll be feeling refreshed and ready to get back to the hustle and bustle of holiday festivities.

3. Renew your sense of wonder.

This year has been difficult for many. The concerns of a global pandemic have put a lot on everyone's mind. If you're feeling burned out and stressed by the past year, you're not alone. The circus is a part of American history that has long delighted people of all ages. The holidays are a perfect time to rekindle your sense of hope, wonder, and joy. Visit the circus and allow the sights, sounds, and fun to refresh you. The circus has a magic all its own, and it might be just the medicine you need.

4. Experience a once-in-a-lifetime show.

Circus troupes routinely change up their shows to keep their material new and fresh. The holiday show you see this year likely won't be playing again next year. When you visit a circus to take in a holiday performance, you have the opportunity to witness a completely unique, original event. You'll be able to tell all your family and friends that you saw something rare and amazing.