Holiday Shows at the Virginia Living Museum
Don’t miss the “Star of Wonder: Mystery of the Christmas Star” and “Laser Holidays” playing in December at the Virginia Living Museum – follow the steps of the Magi!
“Star of Wonder: Mystery of the Christmas Star”
Dates & Times:
December 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 30, 31 at 11:30 am
December 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23 at 6 pm
Since 1965, we have journeyed in the footsteps of the Magi, seeking the identity of a mysterious star which foretold the coming of a king. Over the years, the scientific thinking has changed, archaeology has revealed new clues about the lands in which these events took place, and our understanding of who the Magi might have actually been has grown. The show was completely revised in 2008 to offer a truly immersive look at the journey of the Magi while examining the latest clues and seeking once more to understand the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem.
Recommended for ages 8 and up.
Laser Holiday Show
A delightful celebration of the holiday season that the whole family will enjoy! Featuring timeless classics and songs from the holiday specials we loved as kids, as well as modern holiday music, this show has something for everyone. Ring in the holiday season with the most amazing light show in town!
Dates & Times:
December 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 30, 31 at 12:30 am
December 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23 at 7pm
Cost: Non-members $8, members $5. Some evening shows may correspond to larger museum events. Admission to the event may be required for admission to the show.
Purchase tickets in advance go to https://thevlm.org/events/planetarium-shows/holiday/.
List of possible song choices:
- Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson
- Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy by Tchaikovsky
- Up on the Housetop by The Jackson 5
- Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by Burl Ives
- Winter Wonderland by The Eurythmics
- Deck the Halls by The Philharmonic Orchestra
- Jingle Bell Rock by Randy Travis
- White Christmas by Bing Crosby
- Christmastime by The Smashing Pumpkins
- Oiche Chiun (Silent Night) by Enya
- The Chipmunk Song by Alvin and the The Chipmunks
- All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth by Spike Jones and His City Slickers
- Feliz Navidad by Jose Feliciano
- Rockin Around the Christmas Tree by Ronnie Spector and Darlene Love
- Frosty the Snowman by the Cocteau Twins
- Carol of the Bells by David Foster
- The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole
- All I Want for Christmas is You by Mariah Carey
- We Wish You a Merry Christmas by James Galway