Holiday Shows at the Planetarium at Virginia Living Museum – Mystery of the Christmas Star and Laser Holiday Show – Select Dates

Holiday Shows at the Virginia Living Museum

Don’t miss the “Star of Wonder: Mystery of the Christmas Star” and “Holiday Magic” holiday shows playing in December at the Virginia Living Museum – follow the steps of the Magi!

Museum admission ticket is required.  Planetarium ticket can be reserved as an add on.

“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.

Dates & Time:
December 8-10, 15-17, 22-23, 29-31 at 12:30 pm
December 8-10, 15-17, 22- 23 at 6:30pm

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Holiday Magic

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 & Time:
December 8-10, 15-17, 22- 23, 29-31 at 1:30pm
December 8-10, 15-17, 22- 23 at 7:30pm


  • Joy to the World
  • The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
  • Jingle Bell Rock
  • The March of the Toy Soldiers
  • Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree
  • We Three Kings of Orient Are
  • Snow Miser
  • Linus and Lucy
  • Up on the Housetop
  • White Christmas
  • The Russian Dance
  • Let it Snow
  • Winter Wonderland
  • Sleigh Ride
  • Christmas Eve Sarajevo 12/24

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While you’re visiting the VLM make plans to walk through the Winter Nature Nights. Walk along the beautifully lighted outdoor boardwalk trail, the storybook “How Do Dinosaurs Say Merry Christmas” comes to life. Meet Santa at the Goodson House, follow the candy cane trail, and get creative with cookie decorating in the classrooms. Select nights: December 8-10, 15-17, 22-23 from 5:30pm – 8:15pm. Click this link for more information and to purchase tickets.

Virginia Living Museum
524 J Clyde Morris Blvd.
Newport News, Virginia
(757) 595-1900
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