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Holiday Party Magic: 17 Top Magicians for Your NYC Event

Event entertainment is at the top of every NYC event planner’s list, and if you’re looking to really wow your guests, consider having a top-notch magician at your next NYC holiday party or corporate event. These professional illusionists can really take your event to the next level. Because magicians are so engaging, your guests will instantly feel as though they are involved in the performance. The mood at your event will be humorous and enlightening. Your guests will feel amazed and fascinated by the mystery of it all. And these are just some of the most iconic NYC magicians to add to your must-book list.

Reasons to Hire a Magician for Your NYC Holiday Party

Magic has a unique way of bringing our imaginative and creative sides to the forefront. It’s a fun and universal way to have your guests engaged in your party while also creating lasting memories. If you haven’t considered a magician for your event entertainment, there are so many reasons to rethink your position. It’s a fantastic option for event entertainment, and your guests will thank you for it.

Increase Attendee Participation and Engagement

A magician’s job is to draw people in and get them engaged in their performance. Ideally, when your guests are participating with your entertainment, it can take the pressure off you as the event coordinator. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!

Performances are Easily Customized to Your Event

Magicians are able to create customized performances depending on your specific holiday or company event. Consider what you’re looking for when inquiring about a performance. Do you want to entertain a whole crowd at once with a stage performance? Alternatively, do you want sleight-of-hand or strolling magic? Be sure to ask what customizing is available when booking any of these magicians. 

Magicians Mingling in the Crowd is the Perfect Ice-Breaker

It is not uncommon to have guests at any given party who do not know each other. Sometimes, initiating conversation among unfamiliar people can be a challenge. This is where a strolling magician doing tricks for small groups can be a fantastic ice-breaker for your guests. Moreover, magicians can lighten the mood at any gathering, and they’ll have the attendees gasping in astonishment. “Did you see that?” “How did they do that?” That’s when the conversations can start flowing.

Holds Your Guest’s Interest Throughout the Performance

The surprise and humor a magician can bring to a party fosters a curious environment full of joy and laughter. There’s no doubt your guests will have their full attention on the performance, especially if it’s a staged one. Undeniably, the entertainment a magician can bring to an entire audience will captivate the whole room.

Appealing to All Ages

Whether you’re hosting an adults-only holiday party or a family-friendly event, magicians are the perfect entertainment for all ages. It’s one of the most diverse forms of entertainment, and that’s why its versatility is so appealing to children and adults. Additionally, you can find great magicians who can balance a bit of both in customizing their crowd-pleasing experiences. 

Memorable and Fun!

As an event planner, the biggest compliment a guest can give you is that they had a great time at your event, and they’ll remember it for years to come. A big part of any event is the entertainment and how it makes them feel. Magicians bring fun, wonder, humor, and joy, just to name a few. They’ll undoubtedly take your event to the next level!

We’ve curated a list of New York City’s best magicians that are perfect to consider for your next event. Whether you want these magicians to engage a large audience or mingle through the crowd performing for small groups, these performers are at the top of their game, and your guests will love the entertainment you’ve brought to them.

1. Elliot Zimet, EZ Magic

Elliot Zimet is a brilliant illusionist and mentalist, dazzling audiences from coast to coast. You might remember him from his performance on America’s Got Talent, The Early Show, or MTV’s TRL, or as part of the International Tour of Broadway’s own The Illusionist 2.0. He is a Master Illusionist to the stars, including Beyonce and Justin Timberlake. So, you know that bringing Elliot Zimet to your corporate event, holiday party, or social celebration is going to elevate the guest experience in a magical way!

2. Chris Anthony Magic

Chris Anthony is a top-pro magician who mixes a little magic, mentalism, and comedy while using his sleight-of-hand and mind tricks to really wow a crowd. He has been captivating audiences with his mind-blowing magic and extraordinary mind-reading for over 15 years. His experience and sophisticated energy will make for an unforgettable experience. 

3. Illusionist Matias’ Live & Virtual Magic Shows

Some of the largest companies in NYC bring in Matias for his illusionist and mentalist shows. He specializes in a unique blend of magic, mentalism, clean comedy, pickpocketing, high energy, and (most importantly) lots of audience participation, which will keep your guests engaged and entertained throughout the whole performance. He’s just the kind of energy your next party needs. 

4. Matt Szat Magic

Matt Szat is a master storyteller and experienced host who presents engaging and relevant performances that give guests a reason to care. He customizes each performance to make every event the best it can possibly be. His unique brand of mentalism and magic is both funny and entertaining. He’s even appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

5. Mega Magic – Magician Mike D’Urzo

Mike D’Urzo is a highly decorated magician and mentalist. He’s the creator and founder of Mega Magic and performs hundreds of shows annually all over the world. He is one of the most in-demand performers in the industry, and his popularity is unmatched. His jaw-dropping magic will take your event over the top.

6. Gary Ferrar: Magician & Mentalist

Gary Ferrar’s shows have been described as “absolutely insane” and a “riveting 90 minutes,” so you know it just has to be good! He offers strolling magic and stage shows. Plus, family shows are perfect for getting everyone involved. His versatility is perfect for customizing your next party. 

7. JS Magic

Jonathan Schumacher Magic provides close-up magic and mentalism that will give your next party a magical touch. He has worked every type of event, from small cocktail parties to large-scale events. So, whatever size holiday party you’re planning, he can accommodate any size. JS Magic brings all the fun and humor to any party.

8. Suit & Tie Magic

Brandon Williams is the magician behind Suit & Tie Magic, and he’s bringing style and elegance to your next event. He has well over 50 original effects of his own, including his famous Tear Change (voted “Best Trick” at Magic Live 2018,) and he’s offering his audiences a truly one-of-a-kind experience. 

9. Sha’King Branch Magic

This Brooklyn-based musician offers up all the fun with his tricks that will make you feel like a kid again. With his ten years of experience, Sha’King Branch is a brilliant performer who specializes in performing at private events. 

10. Madeleine The Magician

Madeleine The Magician has been coined “The Pied Piper of Magic” and the “Harry Potter Magician,” so her shows are sure to be charismatic and unique. She also has a levitation show and a “blow your mind” close-up show to really wow all your guests at your next party.

11. Randy Masters, Magician

Randy Masters combines magic, comedy, mind-reading, and audience participation into a fun, memorable event. He combines comedy and magic for a humorous and unforgettable event. Randy specializes in all parties, big and small, and he’ll be engaged with your crowd the entire time.

12. Eric Walton, Magician

Eric Walton is an award-winning and critically acclaimed NYC magician who leaves his audiences amazed with his mind-reading and magical performances. The New York Times has described him as “an erudite magician and rabble-rouser.” His clients are some of the biggest in the business, and he’s a top choice for NYC event planners.

13. Hayden The Magician

Hayden Childress is a magician and mentalist, and what sets him apart is his combination of magic and psychology mixed with his original presentations. His unique diversity will be both memorable and mind-blowing to all your event attendees. He even fooled Penn and Teller, so you know he must be good!

14. Allen He, The Magician

Allen He is a renowned magician with over 17 years of experience, and he’s ready to captivate your audience with his modern and engaging performance through the art of illusion, deception, and showmanship. In 2021, he was nominated as one of NYC’s Top Musicians, becoming a local favorite for New Yorkers. 

15. Steve Dane, Magician & Entertainer

Steve Dane’s diversity in his magic is what makes him one-of-a-kind. He can do everything from traditional magic to some more off-beat, and also mind-reading routines for maximum audience engagement. He’ll customize any event to help you bring the best possible experiences to all your party-goers. 

16. Cardone, Magician

Cardone is an award-winning entertainer working as a magician, escape artist, and ventriloquist. He’s performed over 2500 shows with anywhere from 10 to 10,000 guests. No performance is too big or too small for Cardone. His unique style will have your guests in awe!

17. Emma Olson, Strolling Magician

This up-and-coming NYC magician is quickly becoming a local favorite. Emma Olson is a strolling magician who started in restaurants all over the city. Now, she’s taking her skills to events and parties. She’s been praised by America’s Got Talent winner Shin Lim, “She’s incredible and has such a bright future ahead of her.”

EMRG Media Can Book the Best NYC Entertainment

Planning any corporate event, holiday party, or New York City celebration can be exciting, but it also comes with its challenges. The success of your event is dependent on many different aspects, and the choice of entertainment can make or break it. Hiring a magician will have your guests engaged not only with the performers but with each other. Get your entertainment booked for your next event and get into the spirit of the season with EMRG Media! We’ll help bring your company holiday party to life! We have decades of experience in curating brilliant office parties and corporate holiday festivities for unforgettable events. So, let us handle every detail, including the entertainment!