Visit The City Of Magic This Festive Season!

This festive season, Sandton City is proud to present the return of a wonderfully whimsical theatrical adventure with The Nutcracker’s Winter Circus. Bigger, better and back for another spectacular season, this year’s adventure includes creative master puppetry, set to bring a host of fun and fantastical characters to life, with the Parade of the Animals adding a captivating new dimension to the show.

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Exclusive to Sandton City, the mysterious and magical Nutcracker’s Winter Circus Parade of The Animals is a fairytale fit for the whole family, set in an extravagant circus tent in the Centre Court.

Following the applauded success of the debut season in 2018, The Nutcracker’s Winter Circus achieved a Naledi Theatre Award nomination, a formidable first for a shopping centre. It also won a Gold & Spectrum Award in the 2019 South African Council of Shopping Centres’ Marketing Footprint Awards. The unprecedented popularity of the show among local and international families led to the anticipated return season in 2019.

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With over 22 000 patrons enjoying the exclusive world first last year, the introduction of the Parade of the Animals this year is set to raise the creative bar and capture the spirit of Christmas with a rich tapestry of magic, puppetry and interactive illusion. The Parade of the Animals will not feature any live animals, but rather showcase the wonderful world of animals through theatrical performances by the show’s acclaimed actors.

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The Nutcracker’s Winter Circus Parade of the Animals combines the highly talented production team of Producer Lyall Ramsden, Director and Designer Andrew Botha as well as acclaimed Choreographer and Creative David Gouldie, who together have created this 30-minute immersive spectacular that will continue to engage, excite and entertain audiences in 2019.

The City is a flurry of festive cheer with all the trimmings and with a host of magic and wonderment for the whole family. You’ll want to Come to the City to get into the holiday spirit and make it a season to celebrate.

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When Is It?

From Wednesday, 11 December 2019 to Sunday, 05 January 2020.

There are four performances daily at 10:30, 12:30, 15:30 and 17:30, seven days a week, excluding Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Where Is It?

Centre Court, Sandton City Shopping Centre, Rivonia Road, Sandton, Johannesburg.

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How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R20 per person online and are available from (with no charge for children under three years) or by visiting selected Edgars, CNA, Jet and POSTNET stores.

Tickets are also available at the door at R30 per person.

Sandton City is passionate about Christmas with a cause, and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Sandton SPCA.

For More Information

For more information about the Nutcracker’s Winter Circus at Sandton City Shopping Centre, visit their Facebook events page.

Also, visit, or contact them on 011 217 6000 or [email protected].

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