Posted: 11/23/10

Santa Coming to TAMIU ‘Holiday Festival’
at TAMIU’s Planetarium Saturday

This Thanksgiving weekend, bring your family to the Texas A&M International University Lamar Bruni Vergara Planetarium’s Annual ‘Holiday Festival’ and watch everyone’s favorite season come to life on the big screen Saturday, Nov. 27, from noon – 8 p.m.

The Festival features two favorite holiday movies, including the premiere of “Holiday Music Magic” and musical performances between shows by students of various local schools.

Admission is $3 per movie. Doors open at 11 a.m. A snack bar will also be open.

Gerardo Pérez, Planetarium director, said everyone is welcome to the event. Children can expect to see Santa Claus and enjoy picture opportunities.

“We invite everyone to visit the Planetarium and enjoy some holiday magic in a full-immersion movie theater,” Pérez said, “The Holiday Festival is a fun and affordable way for families and friends to gather and spend quality time together without the need to travel or venture far.”

The event schedule is as follows:
• Noon – “Holiday Music Magic” premiere
• 1 p.m. - Holiday Feature Film
• 3 p.m. – “Holiday Music Magic”
• 4 p.m. – Holiday Feature Film
• 6 p.m. – Holiday Feature Film
• 8 p.m. – Holiday Feature Film

Music performances between shows, at 2:30, 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. will feature United High School’s Vocal Jazz Group, Zaffirini Elementary School’s Lynx and Jr. Lynx Choirs and Christen Middle School’s Los Tigrillos de Oro.

For more information, show schedules and coming attractions, please call 326.DOME (3663) or click on tamiu.edu

University offices close Nov. 25 in observation of the Thanksgiving Holidays.
Offices will resume regular hours at 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 29.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at prmis@tamiu.edu