Height of excitement: tightrope walkers enthral Christmas shoppers

Six-year-old among family of high-wire performers delighting crowds in Kwun Tong mall

PUBLISHED : Monday, 24 December, 2012, 11:50am
UPDATED : Monday, 24 December, 2012, 4:32pm

Europe's premier high-wire act, the Weisheit family, performed in the atrium of the APM mall in Kwun Tong on Christmas Eve.

One of the performers was only six years old.

The family of tightrope walkers has been thrilling crowds across the world for generations. The troupe was founded in Gotha in Germany in 1900 by Friedrich Wilhelm Weisheit, according to its website.

Dressed in festive red and Santa hats, they combined the latest technology with traditional tightrope acts.