Category Archives: Magic Shows for Children

Jersey Jim Performs at The Promenade Tree Lighting

As the winter season rolls around, Jersey Jim is gearing up for his yearly winter-themed magic show at school, shopping malls, and even private holiday parties at homes.

“It’s something I look forward to every year,” Jersey Jim says.  “As a professional magician, it’s refreshing to bring out my holiday-themed tricks and shows, which all come with their own holiday themed sound tracks and illusions.  It’s a great change of pace.”

This coming Friday, November 17, Jersey Jim will be appearing at the Promenade at Westlake Village at 5:30 pm.

It’s a tremendous show they put on there with jugglers, balloon artists, Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus.  Families come from miles around to be part of this huge event.

“It’s an honor to be asked back year after year,” Jersey Jim said.  Malls and schools keep coming back to Jersey Jim because he offers the great ability to entertaining young and old at  the same time with  his unique and hilarious magic shows.

Jim has many holiday themed shows, including Halloween, 4th of July, Frosty the Snowman winter themed (non religious) and Christmas shows.

The Promenade at Westlake Christmas

Best Kids Magician

What makes Jersey Jim the best kids magician?  Simple:  entertainment value.

Jersey Jim is an accomplished magician, but the secret to his success, and the reason schools and families keep having Jim back year after year and the reason kids tell their parents they want Jersey Jim to come back over and over is because he is  also a great entertainer!

“I’ve never seen kids laugh so hard with their full hearts!” one preschool owner said.

Laughing Birthday Sisters at Jersey Jim's Magic Show

Laughing Birthday Sisters at Jersey Jim’s Magic Show

Many adults are shocked by how Jersey Jim can keep young children entertained and fully engaged for hours.  “The kids don’t want Jim to stop!”  How does Jersey Jim do it?  How does he keep children entertained non stop for hours on end?  It’s simple:  he keeps the children involved in his magic shows.  That’s the magic word:  involved.

Kids just don’t want to just sit there and watch magic, Jim says.  Children want to be involved.  So, the same way that Jerry Seinfeld plans his stand up shows so that every 5 to 7 seconds he’s getting a laugh, Jersey Jim likewise plans his routines so that every 5 or 7 seconds his  audience of children are involved.

Jim does this by using some simple but extremely effective techniques.  One is called “Look Don’t See,” where the children see something but Jim doesn’t.  Another way is the magic doesn’t work until the children say the magic word, another example is Jim will simple call something the wrong color and the children have to correct  him. “As simple as that sounds, the kids love it,” Jim contents.

100 laughing children at Jersey Jim's library show

100 laughing children at Jersey Jim’s library show

They love it because it makes them feel superior to an adult.  Think about it from a child’s point of view.  Children live in a world where the adults have all the power over them.  But if you can give a child a sense of power over an adult, it’s a very powerful and joyful experience for them, and, sometimes, it’s the first time they’ve ever felt that way,

Another bit Jim does is an example of “look don’t see:” Jersey Jim sometimes wears a wizard hat and every time he takes off the hat to take a bow, the kids see that he’s wearing a toilet plunger on his head. ” “They’re pointing and laughing and I’m telling them to stop laughing at me because I’m a serious magician,” Jersey Jim explains.  And, by the way, while Jim is employing that gag, he is cutting and restoring a rope three times, which is very powerful sleight of hand, but he’s making it all about the kids having a great time.  That is what is why so many people call Jersey Jim the best kids magician they have ever seen.

(Above video posted by parent who claimed, Jersey Jim the Best Kids Magician they had ever seen)

Every one of Jim’s magic tricks is part of a full routine–like a game–that the children are involved with.  And, unlike most other magicians, Jersey Jim creates his own original magic routines that you will see from no other magician.

But the kids aren’t the only ones laughing and have a great time at Jersey Jim’s children magic shows.  The adults are laughing and entertained just as much as the kids.  The parents and adults love seeing the children having fun and being in these adorable situations, but Jim also includes lots of humor for the adults that go right over the children’s heads but leave the adults laughing their butts off.

You see that in testimonial after testimonial where adults say we had as much fun as the kids did.  So, it turns out, Jersey Jim isn’t just the Best Kids Magician they’ve seen, he is also the most entertaining magician period.

Giggles n Hugs hires Children’s Magician Jersey Jim for Private Birthday Party

This past Sunday, Giggles n Hugs ( southern California’s premiere children’s and family restaurant and play area, hired Jersey Jim to perform for one of their exclusive private parties, celebrating a birthday party for a lucky little girl named Sophie.  The entire venue was devoted just to Sophie’s party and for such an important event, there was just one children’s magician Giggles n Hugs asked for:  Jersey Jim Comedy Magician.

Jersey Jim the best kid's magician Back at Giggles n Hugs

Jersey Jim Back at Giggles n Hugs

For years, Jersey Jim performed at all three of the Giggles n Hugs locations as their resident magician.  “It was certainly a nice homecoming to return to Giggles n Hugs and see all the friendly staff and managers again,” Jim said.   And, of course, Jersey Jim was a big hit with the children and families.  Many parents said they had never seen children laugh so hard before.  One mother told Jim that he had a gift for entertaining not just the children but the adults as well.  “I was laughing as hard as the kids!” she said.

Jersey Jim does have a winning way with children; he is the most entertaining children’s magician you will ever see.  That is what makes Jersey Jim the most popular children’s magicians in California and why parents have Jim back time after time doing his special brand of magic for their children’s birthday parties.

But Jersey Jim also takes great pride in the fact that he entertains the adults as well as the children.  There is non-stop humor for the grown ups as well as the kids.  Everyone has a great time at the jersey Jim’s magic shows.

For children show information, including performance videos and video testimonials of other happy birthday parents, please visit Jersey Jim exclusive children’s birthday page at

The Best Halloween Magic Show

Jersey Jim’s Spooky-Goofy Halloween Magic Show is the perfect way to celebrate the Halloween season.  It’s always a big hit at Preschools, Shopping Malls, Libraries, and even birthday parties in October.  For his Halloween magic shows, Jim dresses up as “Vampire Jim,” the Halloween Magician and all the illusions are themed for Halloween, including Dracula’s floating skull, Multiplying eyeballs, Hiding Frankenstein, and Franken Rabbid, who is a long-toothed rabbit puppet that ultimately changes into Casper the Real Live Bunny rabbit that everyone–young and old–loves to come up and pet after the Halloween Magic show.

Halloween Magician Jersey Jim and Dracula's floating skull


Some of Vampire Jim’s Halloween magic shows includes levitating a boy or girl from the audience on a magical flying carpet.  Jim will even pass a hoop around them to prove nothing is holding them up except their own joyful belief in magic.

Jersey Jim Floats a Girl at Halloween Magic show

Floating Girl at Halloween Magic Show

Vampire Jim’s Halloween Magic show is also great for anyone celebrating birthdays near the Halloween season.  It’s both a birthday themed show and a Halloween themed show.  And isn’t it fun when all your guests come in costume?

School Kids Enjoying Jersey Jim's Halloween Magic Show

School Kids Enjoying Jersey Jim’s Halloween Magic Show

Everyone loves it when Franken Rabbid appears.  Look at those fangs.  He needs to see the dentist!

Jersey Jim's Halloween magic show rabbit

Franken Rabbid!

Jim also helps schools make money at their Halloween festivals with custom made illusions.  Witness Jim’s Haunted House illusion for an elementary school principal!  She worked herself to the bone!

Jersey Jim's Halloween Illusion

Jersey Jim’s Original Halloween Illusion

Three Hands!

Three Hands!

Whether you’re a Library, a Preschool, a Shopping Mall, or a private event, Jersey Jim’s Halloween Magic Shows are the funnest way to celebrate the holidays!  Call now to reserve your desired time and date.  (310) 313-3730.