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Back by Popular Demand, Cirque Joyeux  features Performers from

NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” and Cirque du Soleil!



Experience the magnificent and the impossible at Moody Gardens this holiday season as it hosts Cirque Joyeux Holiday Show.

This original one-hour Christmas spectacular is fun for the entire family and features a stellar cast of international circus and variety performers from all corners of the world. Be up-close and personal with circus stars!   Tickets* to the show include admission to Festival of Lights. 

Cirque Joyeux Noel Holiday Show 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 holiday extravaganza include:

  • From the United States and Russia, the awe-inspiring and incredible strength of Duo A.A.’s hand-to-hand balancing.

  • From Russia, the delightful and elegant Senchihina Twins on the duo trapeze.

  • From Ukraine, the amazing and mesmerizing feline antics of The Savitsky Cats.

  • From the United States, the powerful and charismatic Lisanna Paloma on the corde lisse.

  • From Mexico, the fancy foot juggling of Sebastian Padilla and family.

  • From Russia, Aleksandr Rebkovets will display his captivating ladder balancing.

  • From Dallas, the graceful and exquisite aerial ballet of Gitana Doyle on the silks.

  • From France, the zany comedy of Fanny Kerwich, an 8th generation circus performer who has been featured at the world-famous Lido and Moulin Rouge in Paris, Circus Roncalli in Germany, Feld Entertainment’s Barnum’s Kaleidoscape, and at San Francisco’s internationally renowned Teatro ZinZanni.

  • From Columbia, South Carolina, Ty McFarlan Jr., will entertain and delight as the Host of the 2021 Cirque Joyeux Holiday Show. Ty has traveled around the world, leading over 2,500 shows as the Ringmaster. 

Come to the cirque and make your holiday celebration extraordinary!

*Holiday Dinner Buffet will be offered only on December 17, 18, 24 & 25. 

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Dates and Times


Weekend Dinner & Shows:

December 17, 18, 24, 25

Doors Open – 6:30 p.m.

Dinner Starts – 6:30 p.m.

Show Starts – 7:30 p.m.




December 19, 22, 29

Doors Open – 1:30 p.m.

Show Starts – 2:00 p.m.




Weekday Evening Shows:

December 20, 21, 23, 27, 28, 30

Doors Open – 6:30 p.m.

Show Starts – 7:00 p.m.




For information on group discounts please call 409-683-4186 or email


Click here for the Holiday Buffet Menu for December 17, 18, 24 & 25 

Dinner is ONLY available at the Friday and Saturday evening shows.

Matinees and weekday evening shows do not include food or beverages, concessions will be open for these shows.

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.