THE MAGIC CIRCUS Putting the Sparkle into Christmas

December 2, 2019

The word ‘circus’ is a Latin term often used by the Ancient Romans meaning ‘Circle’ or ‘Ring’, but it wasn’t until 1768 that Philip Astley first put together the show that we know today as the modern circus.  It’s a form of entertainment that has survived through the centuries, through war and peace, the ups and downs of the world, bringing joy to millions of people both young and old.
Now, for the first time, producer Michael Riley has assembled an unstoppable powerhouse of artists to bring a magical Christmas flair to this popular tradition. The Big-Top will call Cessnock Showgrounds home for the first time ever from December 13 to December 22.

Featuring the talents of Circus Avalon, the Hunter region’s very own circus company and performed under the ‘little big-top,’ the 90-minute event will feature the very talented magician BennyO and some of Australia’s most awarded circus performers with a magical Christmas twist. 
Founded 25 years ago by John Campbell, Circus Avalon operates Avalon Circus Academy and provides corporate event entrainment to hunter events businesses and locals and is one of Australia’s largest non-government funded community circus organisations.

You will witness a 90-minute programme featuring incredible acts and a visually stunning adventure that will leave you wanting to come back for more.

For more information and tickets visit or text or call 0403 09 XMAS to reserve your tickets today!

WHAT The Magic Christmas Circus
WHEN December 13 to 22
WHERE Cessnock Showground
TICKETS Can be purchased at
Family Pass (2 adults, 2 children) $88 online only offer
Adults (13+) – $30*; Children aged 3–12 – $25*
(Infants aged two and under are granted free entry if sitting on a lap for the duration of the performance)



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