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The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus returns to the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Saturday, December 29. Ringling Bros.® magnificent animal performers will march from Union Station to the Forum to kick off the all new production, BUILT TO AMAZE! – the 143rd Edition of The Greatest Show On Earth®.  Families are invited to line the parade route and watch the amazing Ringling Bros. animals stroll through Downtown Tampa. 


The Ringling Bros. animal performers will unload at 10:30 a.m.  The walk will begin at 11 a.m. at the railroad tracks near the corner of Nuccio Parkway and N. Nebraska Avenue, next to Union Station. The circus animals will walk west on Cass Street, turn south (left) on Morgan St.; turn east (left) on Channelside Drive, in front of the Forum; turn south (right) on Old Water Street, and parade around the back of the arena to the Animal Open HouseSM.


Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey is proud to present Built To Amaze! Drama, surprise and wonder build the excitement so BIG that it could only be The Greatest Show On Earth. Elephants, tigers, acrobats and aerialists join together from across the globe, each a spectacular piece of the puzzle, forming one exquisite design of magnificence and precision. From the blueprints to the band, from the crates to the clowns, from the hammer to the high wire comes one breathtaking performance of non-stop thrills so astonishing you have to see it to believe it. The world premiere of the brand new show is January 2-6, 2013 at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.


For show times and ticket information visit www.ringling.com


Performance Schedule:


Jan. 2, 2012 - 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 3, 2012 - 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 4, 2012 - 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 5, 2012 - 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 6, 2012 – 1 p.m., 5 p.m.


Tickets for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday performances are: $85 (Circus Celebrity), $65 (Front Row), $35 (VIP), $28, $22 and $16. Tickets for Saturday and Sunday performances are: $100 (Circus Celebrity), $70 (Front Row), $40 (VIP), $30, $24 and $16.


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