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May 28, 2024

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Whole Lotta Cirque Going On!

Experience the dazzling feats of acrobats and aerialists with your kids.

No, your eyes have not been deceiving you. It’s Cirque, Cirque everywhere in Middle Tennessee during this holiday season.


“Cirque” is French from the Latin word “circus,” and there are three distinct brands with family-friendly performances in town. You’re probably thinking they’re all part of Cirque du Soleil (the best known of all brands), but each of the shows happening in Middle Tennessee are stand-alone productions. 

They all have one thing in common — casts of mutli-talented acrobats, aerialists, contortionists and other artists who perform dazzling feats.


Consider adding these shows to your family’s things-to-do calendar:

Cirque Dreams Holidaze
Nov. 18 – Dec. 27
Grand Ole Opry House
2804 Opryland Drive, Nashville
615-889-1000 |
$24.99 – $89.99
Cirque Dreams Holidaze celebrates its 10th anniversary with a bigger-than-ever Vegas-style show that’s the centerpiece of Gaylord Opryland’s “A Country Christmas” celebration for 2017. Set to a festive array of holiday music, the Cirque Dreams cast represent Christmas ornaments come to life on stage to entertain kids of all ages. Nashville Parent readers can get a 40% discount on tickets (Nov. 20 – 27; excluding Saturday & Sunday shows).

Holidays with Cirque de la Symphonie (pictured above)
Nov. 30 – Dec. 2
Schermerhorn Symphony Center
1 Symphony Place, Nashville
615-687-6400 |
$30 – $119
Acrobats, contortionists, aerial flyers and others perform feats while our Nashville Symphony plays holiday tunes.

Cirque Musica Holiday: Believe
Wednesday, Dec. 20
Bridgestone Arena
501 Broadway, Nashville
615-770-2000 |
$25 – $85
This all-new concert experience features a live orchestra playing holiday songs while high-flying aerialists and acrobats perform dazzling feats.

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