CIRCUS VARGAS AT SANTA ANITA FOR THANKSGIVING, U.S.A.’S FAVORITE ‘BIG TOP’ BEGINS 12-DAY RUN, UNEMPLOYED FAMILIES ADMITTED FREE ON NOV. 24

ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 18, 2011)—For the first time ever, Circus Vargas, America’s Favorite Big Top Circus, will be coming to Santa Anita Park, with its debut performance scheduled for Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 24 at 7:30 p.m.

Circus Vargas has announced that it will allow those are currently unemployed to bring their families (up to four members) and enjoy the opening night performance, free of charge.

“This is obviously a very generous offer on the part of Circus Vargas,” said Pete Siberell, Santa Anita’s Director of Community Services and Special Projects. “We’re excited about having them here and this should be a great way for them to kick off the holiday season.”

Circus Vargas, which is an animal-free circus that caters to families, will set up a 147-foot Big Top in Santa Anita’s Southwest parking lot and will perform 12 days, through Monday, Dec. 5.

Performances will be on the following dates and times:

Thursday, Nov. 24 - 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 25 - 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 26 - 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 27 - 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 28 - 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 29 - No Performances

Wednesday, Nov. 30 - 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 1 - 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 2 - 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 3 - 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 4 - 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 5 - 6:30 p.m.

The length of each performance is approximately 90 minutes. Circus-goers should enter Santa Anita either at Gate 3, off of Holy Ave., or Gate 8, off of Baldwin Ave.

For more information on Circus Vargas at Santa Anita, go to www.circusvargas.org, or call them at (877) GOTFUN-1.

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