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‘Twas The Night Before...

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Duo Straps

<p>“As leaves that before the wild hurricane fly, when they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky’’</p> <p>Isabella is transported to the Land of the Poem and is mesmerized by the beauty of the snow, our aerial performance.</p>
Duo of gymnasts perform an aerial straps act while snow falls on the stage - Twas The Night Before Cirque du Soleil Christmas

Sharing the Spark

<p>‘Les Tuques’, our mischievous elves, dance with the spark of light. Captivated, Isabella, joins in the game as they lead her to her next encounter. </p>
Six mischievous elves dressed in white clothing dance around a bed - Cirque du Soleil Twas The Night Before show

Acro Table

<p>“The children were nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads’’</p> <p>But our children are on the naughty list. They’re wide awake in eager anticipation of Santa’s arrival as they perform a high energy and hilarious acrobatic act. </p>
Group of children in colorful pajamas perform acrobatics on an acro table - Cirque du Soleil Christmas

Hotel Cart

<p>“A wink of her eye! A twist of her head! With a sleigh full of toys’’</p> <p>Ava, a spoiled starlet, poses for her adoring paparazzi as she enters with a hotel cart full of gifts. Dissatisfied with all of her presents, she discards them one by one until she is left all alone. </p>
Spoiled starlet performs an aerial act holding onto a hotel cart - Twas The Night Before Christmas Cirque du Soleil

Roller Skate Duo

<p>“Away to the window I flew like a flash, tore open the shutters and threw up the sash!’’’</p> <p>In this Winter Wonderland, a young couple skates on a frozen lake. Isabella watches as their increasing virtuosity and daring prove their trust in one another… and their love. </p>
Two artists perform a roller skate duo on a small and round white platform - Twas The Night Before cirque Christmas show


<p>“His eyes – how they twinkled!”<br> “His dimples how merry!”</br> “His cheeks were like roses!”<br> “His nose like a cherry!’’</br> Four young boys toss glowing diabolos as they play in the winter night. </p>
Four artists dressed in insulated light blue chrome down coats perform diabolo - cirque Twas The Night Before show

Aerial Lamp

<p>“The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow, gave a lustre of midday to objects below’’ </p> <p>Alone in the moonlight, disheartened by his inability to find his daughter. Isabella’s father regains faith through the spirit of the poem. </p>
Gymnast performs an aerial act holding onto a balancing lamp in the air - Christmas Cirque du Soleil

Hoop Diving

<p>“More rapid than eagles his coursers they came, and he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name, Now Dasher! Now Dancer! Now Prancer and Vixen! On Comet! On Cupid! On Doner! and Blitzen!’’</p> <p>Reunited at last, Isabella’s father once again opens the book. Together, they read the lines that introduce Santa’s reindeer…..our hoop divers, whose playful energy begins the celebration that brings our poem to an exciting conclusion. </p>
Performers dressed like Santa's reindeer achieve a hoop diving act - Twas The Night Cirque du Soleil Christmas

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Practical Info

What is 'Twas the Night Before...?

'Twas the Night Before... is an exhilarating spin on the beloved Christmas classic as only Cirque du Soleil could imagine.

How long is 'Twas the Night Before...?

'Twas the Night Before... is 85 minutes long without intermission

Where can I see 'Twas the Night Before...?

'Twas the Night Before... will be performing in seven cities across the United States in 2023. View the current schedule here, and see if 'Twas the Night Before... is stopping in your city!

Is 'Twas the Night Before... accessible for those with disabilities?

To see if the arena can accommodate those with disabilities, please reach out to our customer support team.

Is 'Twas the Night Before... appropriate for children?

Like most of Cirque du Soleil’s shows, 'Twas the Night Before... is meant to entertain the whole family. That said, moments moments of loud noises and low-light scenes during the show can have an impact on our young audience.

Will 'Twas the Night Before... merchandise be available?

Yes, there will be 'Twas the Night Before... products available at the on-site gift shop.

May I take videos or record the show?

Small, pocket-sized cameras – no lenses - and phones are allowed. For the safety of our artists and the comfort of our audience members, only pictures without flash and short videos below the shoulder are permitted.