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Star of “The Greatest Show on Earth” in Our Christmas Commercial

The young man cast in a leading role in our hospital Christmas commercial has worn many hats, including membership in an elite group that’s probably very familiar to you.

Courtesy: Ringling Bros.

Tyron McFarlan plays a doctor in Lexington Medical Center’s 2018 Christmas commercial. But In 2005, McFarlan became only the 34th person in history to become the “singing Ringmaster” for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, also known as “The Greatest Show on Earth.”

Part of his job was to draw the crowd into the show by saying the iconic line, “Ladies and Gentlemen, Children of All Ages, Welcome to the Greatest Show on Earth!”

Tyron McFarlan on the set of our 2018 Christmas commercial


The Columbia native was selected from a national search for being a charismatic performer with charm, strong singing ability and a dynamic voice.

Talking about his experience in a news interview with WLTX in 2016, he said, “When the curtains open, we draw people into our circus world where they see some of the most amazing performances you’d ever see in your life.”

A former captain in the South Carolina Army National Guard and graduate of Keenan High School and the University of South Carolina, McFarlan traveled around the world with the circus, leading more than 2,500 shows as the Ringmaster.

Earlier in his career, McFarlan landed roles in musicals such as Ragtime and Jesus Christ Superstar at Columbia’s Workshop Theater. And, he appeared as one of the “Tough Guys” in commercials for Ford’s F-150 pickup truck.

The circus closed in 2017, after more than 140 years. During that time, fewer people served as Ringmaster than as President of the United States.

Today, McFarlan is working with another show, the Big Apple Circus.

You can watch our Christmas commercial by clicking here or look for it during your favorite holiday programs this season. Merry Christmas!

Lights, Camera, Action! Behind the Scenes of our 2018 Christmas Commercial

Our 2018 Christmas commercial debuts one week from today! This year’s spot spreads a message of hope through acts of kindness. It’s the 12th year in a row that Lexington Medical Center has created and produced its own Christmas commercial. Below is a behind-the-scenes peek at the filming, which took place in our hospital and community. It also features hospital employees in supporting roles. Do you recognize any of the people or locations?

While you’re waiting for this year’s edition to premiere, you can view our commercials from the last 11 years by clicking on this link. Be sure to let us know which one is your favorite.

Our 2016 Christmas Commercial

We’re pleased to present our 2016 Christmas commercial! Featuring a beautiful rendition of “Stand By Me,” the song brings comfort and hope to families of patients in the hospital. It embodies a core value of ours — we rise by lifting others. Look for the commercial during your favorite holiday programming this year. From our Lexington Medical Center family to yours, Merry Christmas.