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The Planetarium’s family holiday spectacular returns as our new state-of-the-art laser system and full-dome visualization system combine to create a more colorful and immersive experience than ever before.

  • Strasenburgh Planetarium
  • November 12, 2022 – January 2, 2023


This show features your favorite holiday songs played back-to-back, from Mariah Carey to Mannheim Steamroller, choreographed with dancing laser light among the stars of the Planetarium sky. Produced at the Strasenburgh Planetarium, it’s a Rochester tradition for families, friends, and out-of-town visitors.

Song List

  • “Winter” from The Four Seasons by Vivaldi — Gil Shaham & Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
  • Sun Valley Ski Run — Esquivel
  • “For He Shall Give His Angels Charge Over Thee” from Elijah by Mendelssohn — London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
  • This Christmas — Yutaka
  • Bless This House— Mahalia Jackson
  • Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson — Rochester Pops Orchestra
  • It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year — Andy Williams
  • All I Want for Christmas — Mariah Carey
  • I Love the Winter Weather — Tony Bennett
  • Blue Christmas — Elvis Presley
  • ‘Twas In the Moon of Wintertime — Cambridge Singers, John Rutter
  • Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree — Brenda Lee
  • God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen — Mannheim Steamroller
  • Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24) — Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Online ticket sales for public shows are encouraged and end 5 minutes before showtime. Same-day and advance sale tickets are available at the Planetarium box office and Museum reception desk.

About The Event

  • Strasenburgh Planetarium
  • November 12, 2022 – January 2, 2023

  • 50 minutes

  • For all ages!


  • Adults: $12.00

  • Seniors & College Students: $10.00

  • Children (3-18): $10.00

  • RMSC Members: $4.00 discount

Show Times & Tickets