The holidays are a great time to get noticed as an entertainer.  There’s a multitude of opportunities that open up as the end of the year draws near.  A number of films get released in the fall, and there are all kinds of special events that get planned as families gather together and look for a fun night out on the town.  So, no matter what your interest is, if you are in the industry, this is prime time to shine.

If you’re a singer, for instance, chances are there will be a gala or ball in which you could be given an opportunity to showcase your skills on stage.  There are fashion shows that ask for singers to audition, or you even may get booked at local bars or restaurants that put on Christmas or New Year’s Eve events requiring talent.

There are also opportunities for models and dancers all over the place during this time.  Designers are looking to showcase the hottest winter attire hitting their lines and dancers are asked to wow crowds as part of on-stage performances.

The holidays are great, of course, for character actors, too.  There is plenty of opportunity to dress up and play personalities at various festivities.  Character caroling and Santa sightings are sure bets for some added end-of-the-year income.

Plenty of people schedule visits to the theater around the holidays, too.  Stage performances pop up everywhere, looking for actors to play iconic roles such as Ebenezer Scrooge.  There will be opportunities to star in murder mystery dinners or wow a crowd on comedy nights.  Get your joke game in order if you are a comedian and be prepared to be booked up.

Brand ambassadors and promotional models are especially busy showing off Christmas list items, such as jewelry, clothing, and cosmetic lines just in time for holiday shopping.  Print models are booked for a whole host of holiday-oriented ads.  Businesses tend to go all out for end of the year ad campaigns anticipating a high-volume year-end close.

No matter what kind of entertainer you are, chances are you will be especially busy during the fall and winter months, so it’s important to make sure to prepare your schedule in advance.  You’ll need to make some room in your books if you’re looking to make some extra cash.  But, don’t forget what this season is really about, either.  Spend some time celebrating with family and friends in between gigs.  It’s always important to prioritize.

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