Cirque: Spirit of Christmas Show Dazzles the Holiday Season at Gaylord Rockies Resort

Cirque: Spirit of Christmas will light up the stage during Christmas at Gaylord Rockies November 18, 2022 through January 1, 2023.  The 75-minute Cirque show will feature 14 scenes performed by an international cast of 25 artists hailing from Germany, Hungary, Portugal, Ethiopia, Czech Republic, Mongolia, Russia, and the U.S. Performance highlights include a world-class contortion group act, female Mongolian speed jugglers, trapeze artists, aerialists, wire walking, acrobatics, singing, dancing, and theatrical storytelling, all accompanied by an original Broadway-style score. Presented in the Gaylord Rockies’ bubly theater, the show centers on Noel, a young child who recaptures her love of the holiday season in a dreamlike adventure that rekindles the Spirit of Christmas.

irque: Spirit of Christmas is directed by renowned Broadway Director Neil Goldberg. Neil has reimagined a new holiday show exclusive to Gaylord Rockies. A remarkable cast of astonishing cirque artists, singers, dancers, and unique talent will perform in-the-round, mesmerizing audiences with holiday splendor, theatrical innovation and never-before-seen artistry. Guests will experience dazzling costumes, breathtaking aerial performances, and feats that defy gravity in this original Christmas-themed extravaganza for the entire family.

In the spirit of the holiday giving season, $1 from every ticket sold for Cirque: Spirit of Christmas will be donated to Children’s Hospital Colorado, the local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Tickets for Cirque: Spirit of Christmas are affordably priced and start at $35 per person.

Cirque: Spirit of Christmas is just one of the many offerings during Christmas at Gaylord Rockies which this year includes the return of ICE!. While ICE! is the signature attraction, there are plenty more festive activities, events, and attractions throughout the resort including Snow Tubing, Ice Skating, Ice Bumper Cars, Photos with Santa, Gingerbread Decorating, Elf Training Academy, Naughty or Nice Escape Room and Mrs. Claus’ Christmas Traditions.

Also being unwrapped this year are Christmas at Gaylord Rockies packages that include special room rates and admission to select events. Guests are encouraged to book their experiences early, as advance online reservations are required for all ticketed events. For tickets, more information, or to book an overnight stay, visit

About Neil Goldberg
Neil Goldberg is an American theatre producer, Broadway director, award-winning author and founder of Cirque Dreams and Cirque Productions. In a career spanning more than three decades, he has designed and produced shows and spectacles for two Super Bowls, the NBA, Disney, NBC, ABC, CBS, Norwegian, Royal Caribbean, Carnival cruise lines, Armed Forces Entertainment, casinos, and hotels worldwide including Gaylord Hotels. Early on, Neil created Cirque Ingenieux, proclaimed “opulent and engaging” by The Washington Post and collaborated on the score with Golden-Globe winner Kitaro. His production of Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy was the first show of its kind to perform on Broadway at The Broadway Theatre and was nominated for an American Theatre Wing Best Costume Design Award. The New York Daily News declared, “There have only been a handful of shows that have generated an exclamation point as assertive as the ones created and directed by Neil Goldberg.” His shows have entertained more than 50 million people worldwide in over 500 US cities and abroad with highlight engagements at the Kennedy Center; the Grand Ole Opry; Ziegfeld Theatre, NYC; Dolby Theatre, LA; Alte Oper house, Frankfurt, Germany; Salle des Etoiles, Monaco; and the Ministry of Bahrain Summer Festival.  The Los Angeles Times proclaimed Neil “A leading theatrical impresario and circus maven.”  He has been featured on the Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, Fox and Friends, CBS Saturday, Sirius XM, iHeartRadio and The Kelly Clarkson Show. In 2021, Neil conceived and wrote POMP, SNOW & CIRQUEumstance, an illustrated children’s holiday book, published and distributed worldwide.  The sequel’s due out in 2024.  The book is part of USO’s Bob Hope Legacy Reading Program & Libraries, a Literary Excellence Holiday Book Award winner and multiple winner of the worldwide Purple Dragonfly Book Award for illustrations, holiday and kids’ books. POMP, SNOW & CIRQUEumstance will be featured on the cover of Story Monsters Ink magazine this winter.  The book is being adapted into a new stage musical for tour and Broadway.

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