This place is a circus


There are those times in life when you feel that you are surrounded by a bunch of clowns, and if you find yourself at the Palm Beach County Convention Center Dec. 25-29, you wouldn’t be wrong.

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus (a.k.a. “The Greatest Show on Earth”) is bringing the family fun for their Super Circus Holiday.

“Ringling is an experience for the entire family,” said Ringmaster David Shipman. “It’s fun, interactive for the entire family, and creates memories that you’ll take with you for the rest of your life.”

The Super Circus Holiday offers good old fashion entertainment with no cell phones, remote controls or Wi-Fi required.

“With the hustle and bustle of today’s technology, it’s nice to be able to go back to a simple time when things are fun and carefree,” said Shipman. “What truly makes us ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’ is our ability to create a family experience that draws everyone closer together, and who doesn’t want that?”

Of course they’ll bring out the clowns, throw in the acrobats, high-flying aerialists as well as horses, camels, zebras and a llama or two, and don’t forget their world-famous elephants.

Ticket holders shouldn’t clown around – show up early and enjoy the pre-show to get up close and personal with the performers.

“An hour before the show starts, we open up our curtains and allow people to come backstage, meet the animals, interact with the performers, get autographs and pictures, learn fun circus tricks, try on costumes, and see a small preview of all of our acts,” Shipman said. “It’s fun, interactive for the entire family, and free with the cost of your ticket.”

All seats are reserved; tickets start at $15. To purchase tickets, visit online at or call (800) 745-3000.For more information, visit

Fun Facts:

  • This is Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s 144th consecutive year.
  • The Greatest Show on Earth is actually one year older than baseball.
  • Although the quote, “There’s a sucker born every minute,” is attributed to Phineas Taylor Barnum, there is no proof he actually ever said it.
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