Barnaby Monk noon, Dec. 24
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus hits town, boasting "dare-devilry, superhuman stunts, and never-before-seen performances." Ninety minutes before performances begin, ticket-holders may tour animal open house; one hour before show time, meet performers, try on costumes, learn circus skills, see an elephant "paint a masterpiece." 800-745-3000.
- Cost: $15 - $85