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magicalmischief
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Does anyone out there know of any good Holiday theme illusions that are appropriate for both young and old audiences? Starting to put together a holiday show, and want to really bring in the Magic of Xmas?
Seems to me that death is just natures way of telling us to SLOW DOWN!
Peter Marucci
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A square circle, with the Square as the fireplace and the tube as the chimney…
It can be done small enough for an intimate parlor-type show or large enough for a stage production of a person (Santa?).

:rudolph:
(Okay, or Rudolph!)
BenSchwartz
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I would have to say that a type of snowstorm is GREAT!
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Paul Osborne has several designs for Santa productions in his Big Black Book (the collection of Genii plans), as well as in his Illusion Systems books. I built the magic chimney that was originally a Genii plan. It goes over great!
Dennis Michael
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Then there is the Mismade Santa Silks, and a Mismade (sort of) Christmas Tree Silks which uses d’lites.

Fraidy cat rabbit going down Santa's chimney, and getting dirty routine...
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We have done a small simple illusion during Xmas shows.

I simply make my assistant appear on stage with me (no bases or boxes or traps, just a cloth). She’s wearing a Christmassy costume and has a small basket which contains a small gift to everyone. (so don’t do this if you have a 300 person audience!)

It leaves a lasting impression. We do this as an extra, so there’s more value to our client. It has been a good way to get rebooked Smile
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There is a Stocking change bag available on the market. Smile
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There is one trick I saw on a web site. It is where a Xmas tree is in a frame type box with a base about 1 cm. A curtain is lowered from the top of the box. Then it is lifted and the tree is gone. By the way it is a FAKE tree, which you should know why. But it also does not sprinkle pine needles every where. Smile

I found the web site it is http://www.magicmakersillusions.com/ and it is a appearance not a vanish. My bad.
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