‘Holiday Music Magic’ Opens at TAMIU LBV Planetarium Dec. 6

‘Holiday Music Magic’ Opens
at the TAMIU Lamar Bruni Vergara Planetarium

Before the holiday rush wears you out, treat yourself to the new show, “Holiday Music Magic,” at the Texas A&M International University Lamar Bruni Vergara Planetarium. The show, keyed to holiday music, opens Saturday, Dec. 6 in an evening full of fun that includes a visit from Santa Claus and a performance by the United South Middle School Choir.

“ ‘Holiday Music Magic’ features a variety of festive classics from Mannheim Steamroller, Burl Ives and Brenda Lee. The soundtrack is visually enhanced with three 3-D artistic animation and all-dome scenery in the audiovisual setting of the Planetarium’s dome theatre,” said Gerardo A. Pérez, director, LBV Planetarium.

“This year we wanted to have a different kind of holiday show that would take audiences on a wonderful trip full of music and seasonal images. We are very excited about this new show. The music selections and 3-D effects are awesome and illustrate why this really is ‘the most wonderful time of the year,’ ” added Pérez.

The United South Middle School Choir is scheduled to perform at 5:30 p.m. From 6 – 8 p.m., visitors will have the opportunity to take their picture with Saint Nick for $2.

Also showing at LBV Planetarium is “Season of Light.”

“ ‘Season of Light’ is a show that visitors can enjoy not just once, but every year. I've seen this show countless times, and I am still moved by its message,” said Pérez.

The show explains the significance of “The 12 Days of Christmas,” looks for the Star of Bethlehem and reflects on the significance and fascination of common holiday traditions such as decorating a fir tree, kissing under a mistletoe, giving gifts, lighting candles and more.

“This is a show that the whole family can enjoy,” said Pérez.

General admission tickets are $5 and $4 for children and TAMIU students, faculty, staff and alumni. Season tickets are also available starting at $35.

Show schedule for Saturday, Dec. 6 is: “Season of Light” at 5 and 7 p.m. and “Holiday Music Magic” at 6 and 8 p.m.

The LBV Planetarium will be open Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 20, Monday, Dec. 22 (“Star Signs at 3 p.m. and “Holiday Music Magic” at 4 p.m.) and Tuesday, Dec. 23 (“Destination Saturn” at 1 p.m. and “Holiday Music Magic” at 2 p.m.).

The LBV Planetarium will be closed starting Wednesday, Dec. 24 and re-open Friday, Jan. 23.

For a complete show schedule, call 326.2444, go to tamiu.edu/coas/planetarium or e-mail planetarium@tamiu.edu

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