Get ready for The Nutcracker’s Winter Circus featuring the Parade of The Animals this festive season.


Yes, you’ve guessed it … the most magical time of the year is upon us and this festive season, Sandton City is proud to present the return of the wonderfully whimsical theatrical adventure … The Nutcrackers 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 fantastic characters to life, with the Parade of the Animals, making this show an extravaganza not to be missed.

Following the success of the shows debut season in 2018, The Nutcrackers 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 amongst local and international families led to the anticipated return season in 2019.

With over 22 000 viewers enjoying the exclusive world first last year, the introduction of the Parade of the Animals this year is set to raise the creative bar up a notch and capture the spirit of Christmas in the city … think rich tapestry of magic, puppetry and interactive illusion.

Thankfully, 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.

The Festive Season is a special time of the year and we are delighted to share the magic of The Nutcracker’s Winter Circus Parade of the Animals with visitors to Sandton City,” said Preston Gaddy, general manager of Sandton City and Nelson Mandela Square.

“We want to create unique experiences for our customers and especially the children that visit our mall over the festive season. The award-winning Nutcracker Winter Circus brings such an experience to Sandton City. We look forward to seeing you enjoying the memorable experience!”  mentioned Jonathan Sinden, chief operations officer of L2D. (Sandton City is co-owned by Liberty Group Limited, Liberty Two Degrees (L2D) and Pareto Limited)

The Nutcrackers 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.

There are four performances daily at 10:30am, 12:30pm, 3:30pm and 5:30pm, seven days a week, (this will exclude Christmas Day, Day of Goodwill and New Year’s Day).

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

Tickets are also available at the door for a R30 fee. Passionate about Christmas with a cause, Sandton City will donate a portion of the proceeds  to the Sandton SPCA.

Don’t miss this fairy tale, at Sandton City, fit for the whole family taking place at the marvellous circus tent in the mall’s centre court, from Wednesday, the December 11  to Sunday, of January 5 2020.