Cirque Dreams Holidaze – Where Even Seeing is Still Too Hard to Believe

From the moment the curtain goes up until the last bow, Cirque Dreams Holidaze is tooCIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE amazing to believe even when witnessing it with your very own eyes. It’s a dreamland of tinsel and glitter and candy cane flair. Acrobats twirled. Reindeer skipped. Gingerbread men flipped. Penguins teeter-tottered atop endless cylinders. And I sat in continuous awe while constantly saying, “oh my god!”, “wow”, “oh no they can’t be about to…”, and “holy sh**”. Cirque Dreams Holidaze makes the impossible, possible.

Cirque DreamsCreated by Neil Goldberg, Cirque Dreams Holidaze floods the stage with non-stop energy and elaborate costume design, but the real jaw-dropper is the performers, all so good at what they do that it makes you question movement as you know it and whether you’re truly awake or in a dream.

An incredible display of strength and precision was the jump rope act. What started out as a simple jump rope display, continued to a double-dutch routine, followed by front-flips and back-flips through more ropes, and even included jumping rope while on each other’s shoulders within another layer of jump ropes. Got it? No, me either and I was there.

It’s impossible to choose a high point or a stage-steeling performance but my mouth was particularly agape when two acrobats dressed as penguins performed a complicated and dangerous balancing act on several cylinders and tables stacked over ten feet high. Another unbelievable moment was when a young gingerbread man performed over 50 head-over-heels flips on the feet of another gingerbread man; he flipped like a rag doll again and again and again.


While the contortionist’s talent is well beyond anything I’ve ever seen before, I spent half the time looking away or shaking my head in disbelief. I was amazed by it and hated the thought of it all at once.


Even while artists are performing, there are background performers moving as stunning
scenery or singing out, their astounding vocals filling the theater. What is happening before your eyes is a truly remarkable experience.

After a wonderful final performance of Aerial Angels, the entire cast reunited on-stage for their curtain call and I was left wondering could that all have really just happened or was my head filled with Cirque Dreams?

Catch a glimpse of the show in the video below or see the real thing for yourself.

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49 thoughts on “Cirque Dreams Holidaze – Where Even Seeing is Still Too Hard to Believe

      • Yes, back to Vegas. I just don’t know why Cirque feels they have to now add nudity to their shows. I’ve seen Mystere, O, Le Reve, and Love. My favorite was Mystere- probably because it was my first. But you must experience Love one day, even if you were never a Beatles fan. The sound system makes you feel like they have reunited to perform live one last time!

  1. Glad to read this awesome review. I’m cruising with Norwegian in February and Cirque Dreams will be performing onboard. I wondered whether it was an ‘also amazing’ or just an ‘also ran’ of Cirque du Soleil. Now I’m pumped to order my seats.

  2. I’ve seen 7 Cirque Du Soleil shows and they’re ALL mind-blowing. By the end you walk out in a daze thinking oh yeah, that guy jumped from his feet to his head while balancing a ball and standing on a rotating platform 50 feet off the ground. No big deal. Haha. It’s truly amazing what the human body is capable of with enough training, dedication, and just a little bit of natural skill.

  3. I’ve seen the traveling Cirque show several times in Toronto. You are right when you say Wow, OMG!!! Fascinating. Can’t take your eyes off of them. Thanks for the post and happy holidays.

  4. I wish I was there! These talents are fascinating and I can only imagine how the audience was fascinated with every second of the show. Thanks for a beautiful post. Merry Christmas!

  5. I took my family to see Cirque du Soleil, because their performances defy reality. Creativity and imagination aside, their physical abilities seem inhuman, demonstrating the power of the spirit to push its possibilities. Leslie, their art fits into your life’s philosophy.

  6. This is very special. They things humans can do rather then sit around and do nothing personal with there time. Spending more time working then playing! Parents will enjoy the time with their children more. When this goes global, the fountain of youth will have been achieved. Makes being a parent fun and not always just a job.

    What a dream come true when the rat race ends.

  7. That’s very neat, I never knew they did a Holiday special. It looks like it was a wonderful sight to see! I’d love to go see a cirque show sometime. :b

  8. I love those shows. The acrobats are totally amazing. I even like watching them on TV. Luckily there is a show in my area at home, so I can check them out live. I have not been to a holiday show, but it looks like a great night of entertainment. :)

  9. One of the things I miss about living in Vegas, all the shows. We saw several of the Cirque shows they had there and every one was amazing, Ka was my favorite out of the ones we have seen. Defiantly recommend a Cirque show to anyone traveling to Las Vegas.

  10. I saw O in Las Vegas three years ago for my birthday with my parents. I had never seen Cirque du Soleil and I wasn’t familiar with it at all, so I wasn’t at all prepared for the mind blowing performance we were given. It was an awesome surprise! O is water themed and there is a giant swimming pool on the stage that is incorporated into the show. Just the fact that the performers work around and in the pool (which has a retractable lid) is pretty amazing. I’ve never talked to someone who ever had a bad experience at a Cirque du Soleil show.

  11. I just can’t get enough Cirque …. I go to see them no matter where I travel to. If they are there, I am getting tickets. The Vega’s shows are spectacular. I think my # is rising to 10. I never tire of them. It is incredible to me where they have taken the circus. Great post … love it.

  12. This show was in Fort Wayne this month–I wish we could have seen it. We did see Cirque de la Symphonie last Spring…it’s a more intimate Cirque with full orchestra behind it. Even that was mind-blowingly beautiful and impressive. Thanks for sharing your experience.

  13. I saw a Cirque show when I was in Disney. The best term I have for it was surreal. It feels nearly impossible to accept that those things can actually be done. Thank you for sharing this review. That particular show looks fantastic.

  14. BLP, Your blog is more than something to read. It makes you feel good and makes other people want to do fun and exciting things, thus improve their level of happiness. Peace to your family!

  15. This looks AMAZING! I want to see this so bad now haha :D

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  16. This is awesome! I live in Canada and we have something very similar called “Cirque du Soleil.” I’ve never been to the show, but reading this, I’m very excited for the upcoming one! Reading your review makes me realize that circus is an intricate form of art. :)

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