J full disclosure, we were given tickets to Tropicana Casino’s Holiday Jubilee 2016 to make this post possible. We appreciate the Tropicana Atlantic City’s support of Jersey Family Fun and our efforts to find family friendly entertainment in Atlantic City. As always, our opinions are our own.
A Holiday Show for Families in Atlantic City
Our readers who have been a part of Jersey Family Fun for years know we have a passion for wanting to promote the family friendly side of Atlantic City. Considering Atlantic City is a short drive from my home and is home to the Atlantic City Aquarium, Absecon Lighthouse, and Lucy the Elephant, I feel strongly about showing families how they to can DO AC. When it comes to Atlantic City hotels, the Tropicana is one of the best for families. Just take a look at the experience Jersey Family Fun mom, Melanie had when she visited the Tropicana AC with her family last Memorial Day weekend.
Over the last few years, it has been one of our family’s Christmas tradition to visit the Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City during the holidays to see their majestic 35-foot Christmas Tree. The tree sits in The Quarter and is synchronized to holiday music. The free daily shows run through till January 3, 2017. They start every hour on the hour, from noon until 10 p.m. They are not to be missed. You can see a portion of the show in this Facebook Live video we recorded when the tree made it’s debut.
This year we added to our tradition of visiting Atlantic City for Christmas. Last week, we were guests of the Tropicana Casino’s Holiday Jubilee, Tropicana’s holiday show in their showroom.
About Tropicana Casino’s Holiday Jubilee
“Starring nine dancers and two vocalists, Holiday Jubilee takes a fresh approach to presenting the most beloved holiday music, characters and stories of the season.”
As a mom, who doesn’t want to always drive into either Philadelphia or New York City to see a holiday show, I appreciate having a family friendly holiday show in Atlantic City that is close to home. Tropicana Casino’s Holiday Jubilee performance offers something for adults and the kids to enjoy.
The Tropicana Casino Showroom
The Tropicana Showroom is a Broadway-style theatre with 2,000 seats. My boys and I loved the comfortable plush seats. For the Holiday Jubilee, the seats were on a first come first serve basis and not assigned by number. We arrived about 30-45 minutes early, heading right in when the doors were open. We didn’t want to leave our seats. So the comfortable seats and videos on the side screens were a great way to keep the kids entertained as we waited for the show. The boys got a kick out of seeing Santa ride by with his reindeer on the screen. (Parents should note that some of the promos on the side screen are for the over 21 night club.)
Tropicana Casino’s Holiday Jubilee opens with a performer noticing a present on the stage. As he starts to explore that box, one by one out come showgirls dressed for holidays. They start the show with a dance routine. Over the next hour, the Holiday Jubilee is a mix of songs sung by either the male vocalist or female vocalists or a duet, dancing, magic and illusion, and crowd involvement.
Tropicana walks that line between adult showgirl entertainment and entertainment that will appeal to children. There are brief moments when it may appear the dancing girls are dressed too sexy but those moments are brief and hard to catch unless you’ve got your mom vision on. A younger child caught up in the dancing and lights will likely not notice. There is no nudity. The showgirls are fully clothed. There was only one brief song that made my boys blush and that had girls dancing in snowflake like outfits, that reminded me of bikinis.
There were funny moments when members of the crowd were pulled into a shortened version of the 12 Days of Christmas. During another routine the stage was filled with Santas dancing to hip hop music. Later the boys were in awe watching magicians and illusionists, Kevin and Caruso. Their tricks made us believe a showgirl was cut in pieces and another disappeared. But I think their favorite magical moment was seeing how Kevin and Caruso turned one small tissue into a room full of snow.
Tropicana Casino’s Holiday Jubilee grand finale involved more singing and then a launch of paper streamers in the air. What kid doesn’t love that? In fact, we may have seen some adults taking home some of those streamers for souvenirs. Who can blame them? After all the Holiday Jubilee was definitely a show worth remembering. We laughed, we sang, we had a great time.
Tropicana Casino’s Holiday Jubilee runs about 60 minutes with no intermission.
Make Plans to see Tropicana Casino’s Holiday Jubilee
- Families can also enjoy Tropicana’s Holiday Jubilee, “Sounds of the Seasons,” in the showroom on select dates from Sunday, November 19, 2017 through Friday, December 22, 2017.
- Tickets can be purchased at the Tropicana Box Office or online at Ticketmaster.
After watching Tropicana Casino’s Holiday Jubilee, make sure to stop by and see this snowman display for a great family photo and then consider visiting the gingerbread display along with the Christmas Tree in The Quarter.
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