Dreaming of the Circus

We have a tradition of taking our younger nieces and nephews for adventures or shows rather than buying them a lot of presents for their birthdays, especially since it is always so hard to figure out what they want or need.  Often the things we do are not on their actual birthdays, but are at later dates and times.  They are fine with this though, since we usually come up with some pretty awesome and neat adventures.  They’ve learned it is better to wait for the cool stuff.  This year, we took Nahila and Tehvia to the Cirque Dreams Holidaze.  This was our first event for the first day of the new decade of 2020.  Cirque Dreams is like Cirque du Soleil, only it is put on by a different theater group.

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Cirque Dreams Holidaze was at the new event center in Aurora, CO, The Gaylord of the Rockies.  We had never been there before.  It is a HUGE complex and from what we could see, a beautiful hotel, that was beautifully decorated for the holidays too.

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We let the girls pick out a present from the holiday shop.  Tehvia picked out this cute little teddy bear, that she held with her for the rest of the evening.

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This orb illusionist was very gifted at magically controlling the movements of his crystal orb.

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The show was filled with so many talented artists, gymnasts, acrobats, and much, much more.  If you have ever been to a Cirque du Soleil show, this was the same, with all the fun, colorful costumes, and performances set to live music.  It was truly breathtaking and awe inspiring.  It was a festive way to continue the Holidaze tradition.  It is perfect for kids of all ages, “from 1 to 92” (Nat King Cole) .  It was great family entertainment and we all had a fantastic time.

Chicago Theater CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE

Chicago Theater CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE

Chicago Theater CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE

It is probably already come and gone for this Holiday or Holidaze season, but if it comes back to town next year, it is definitely a family fun, entertaining production.

Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

16 thoughts on “Dreaming of the Circus”

  1. Our daughter has been begging us to take her to a circus for a year now. Ringling was from Sarasota, FL, and they have a cool museum there devoted to all the art and sculpture he collected. He did a lot to beautify the city.

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  2. Jeanne your nieces are so cute, you have such a beautiful family. What fun…Your words paint such vivid imagery of the exciting time, you had at the Circus. Each word pulled me in, making me feel apart. The photographs captured cherished moments of a lifetime.
    Thanks for sharing 🤩🎉🤗

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