UPDATE: DUE to December 10, Covid-19 restrictions the Abbitt Planetarium will be CLOSED to the PUBLIC but open for private groups of 9 or less.
For questions on private shows call the Reservations Office at757-595-9135, Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4:30 pm.
Holiday Laser Shows at the Virginia Living Museum
Don’t miss the “Star of Wonder: Mystery of the Christmas Star” and “Holiday Magic” playing now at the Virginia Living Museum – follow the steps of the Magi!
When you visit the Virginia Living Museum this Holiday Season – you will get to check out the Dino Trail outside but inside make sure to visit the planetarium and check out the “Star of Wonder: Mystery of the Christmas Star”.
“Star of Wonder: Mystery of the Christmas Star” –
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.
Our presentation of Star of Wonder: Mystery of the Christmas Star is made possible by E&S Spitz.
Recommended for ages 8 and up
Holiday Magic is 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!
- 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 (orchestral)
- Jingle Bell Rock by Randy Travis
- White Christmas by Bing Crosby
- Christmastime by The Smashing Pumpkins
- Oichie Chiun (Silent Night) by Enya
- The Chipmunk Song by Alvin and 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 Jame Galway
Closed December 24 & 25.