2018 Cirque Joyeux Dinner & Show*

Celebrate the Holidays with Moody Gardens at the

All-New Cirque Joyeux …a fun, engaging and delicious way to spend the holidays!

Back by Popular Demand, the Cirque Features Award-Winning Performers from all over the world!

Cirque Joyeux is back to entertain and delight you with all new cirque stars at Moody Gardens Hotel Spa & Convention Center’s family-friendly holiday tradition.

This original holiday spectacular is fun for the entire family and features a stellar cast of international cirque and variety performers from all corners of the world. You’ll be mesmerized by the acts.  Be up-close and personal with cirque stars!

*New for 2018Cirque Joyeux Matinees on select afternoons at a lower ticket cost.   Matinees include the show and entrance to Moody Gardens Festival of Lights – The Gulf Coast’s Largest Holiday Lighting Event including Santa’s Workshop and a visit with Santa himself., dinner is not served at the matinees.

Cirque Joyeux Dinner & Show guests will enjoy Chef Felipe Gonzalez’s delicious cuisine and then sit back for a holiday cirque spectacular. Your ticket to the dinner and show also includes admission to the incredible Moody Gardens Festival of Lights – The Gulf Coast’s Largest Holiday Lighting Event including Santa’s Workshop and a visit with Santa himself. ALL included at one great price.

Cirque Joyeux is directed by Lone Star Circus Founder and Creative Director Fanny Kerwich, an eighth generation circus performer who has performed throughout North America, Russia, South America, Africa, Asia and the Caribbean. Kerwich will be bringing to Galveston breathtaking acts that defy the boundaries of the imagination.  A few of the stars of this all-new holiday extravaganza include:

      • The electrifying hand-to-hand balancing of AcroDuo, who have appeared in the Big Apple Circus and Cirque de la Symphonie;
      • The mind boggling, magical and elegant quick-change act of Olga and Vladimir Smirnov
      • The intense, fast-paced and stunning blend of emotions and acrobatics of Duo Pile ou Face Shannon Maguire & Philippe Renaud;
      • The high level mix of technique with artistry and musicality, to produce an involved and theatrical aerial straps circus performance of Sarah Hardy, who has appeared in Cirque du Soliel;
      • Do not lose sight of Jose Alberto Vaquez‘s  hands as he reaches unimaginable limits, defying gravity. Jose Alberto is a master juggler with charisma, dedication and passion for his audience.
      • Award winning funslinger Ron Campbell is a Shakespearian actor who became a world renown clown, Ron has toured the world as the lead clown in Cirque du Soleil’s Kooza.
      • From Argentina, Troupe Jacques, six generations of circus, presents the strength and balance of the vertical and towering perch pole.
      • The mesmerizing and award-winning hand balancing of Clark Jacques, as seen on America’s Got Talent.

A Cirque Joyeux is made possible through the support of local hotel and motel tax dollars from the city of Galveston generated to encourage tourism and to further promote arts and entertainment on the island.

Come experience the cirque and make your holiday celebration extraordinary!

 Hotel Packages available now – click here for information

New for 2018

DINNER AND SHOW:
This year’s dinner and show will include a pre-show during dinner, making this year’s show longer than previous years.

*MATINEES:
2018 will have three Matinee shows.  The ticket prices to the matinees include entrance to the Moody Gardens Festival of Lights.  The matinees will not include the pre-show or dinner, we will have concessions open during the matinees.

WHEN:

Cirque Joyeux Dinner and Show:
Non-Peak Dates:
12/21, 12/27,  1/1, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4

Peak Dates:
12/22, 12/24, 12/25, 12/28, 12/29

No Show – 12/26

The dinner and show will run on the above dates with doors opening at 6:30 pm, the holiday buffet beginning at 6:30 pm, pre-show starts at 6:40 pm and the cirque performance starting at 7:30 pm.

Cirque Joyeux Matinees:
12/23, 12/30 and 12/31

Matinees on 12/23 and 12/30  – doors open at 3:00 pm and the cirque performance starting at 3:30 pm. There is no pre-show  or dinner for the matinee performances, concessions will be open.

Matinees on 12/31, New Year’s Eve, – doors open at 3:30 pm and the cirque performance starting at 4:00 pm. There is no pre-show  or dinner for the matinee performances, concessions will be open.

TICKETING:
Cirque Joyeux Dinner and Show:
Adults — $59 – $109
Children (3-12 years) — $39 – $109
Infants are Free* (*with the exception of specific premium seats)

Each ticket will be charged a $4 per ticket processing fee

Cirque Joyeux Matinees:
Adults — $29 – $49
Children (3-12 years) — $19 – $49
Infants are Free* (*with the exception of specific premium seats)

Each ticket will be charged a $4 per ticket processing fee

Moody Member, Military and Group  discounts available please call 409-683-4186 for more information

WHERE:
Moody Gardens Convention Center
7 Hope Boulevard
Galveston, Texas 77554.

 

In this video are the acts who will be performing in the 2018 Cirque Joyeux, this is not the actual show. 

Guest reactions from 2017 Cirque Joyeux Noel