The Virginia Living Museum Holiday Events

If you’re looking for an engaging day trip that your kids will love, the Virginia Living Museum may be the perfect spot! This museum showcases all of Virginia’s living creatures, from land to sea. And it’s only about a 20-minute drive from King’s Creek Plantation! The VLM lets you explore tons of fascinating galleries and exhibits that show all the amazing flora and fauna of Virginia, from its plant and animal life to the far reaches of the universe.

Some of the coolest features of the museum are its Abbitt Observatory (with an amazing computer-controlled telescope that magnifies 180 times to let you view the heavens) and the planetarium theatre, which hosts all kinds of amazing shows throughout the year.  

Here are some holiday-themed events going on right now through the end of the month at the VLM!

Holiday Evenings at the Planetarium
Holiday Magic Laser Show
This is an amazing production of holiday music paired with an awesome laser light show!  

Show Playlist:

  • 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

Star of Wonder: Mystery of the Christmas Star

This is a film that takes a scientific look at the mystery surrounding the magi and the journey that lead the wise men to a baby in a manger. What was this star that changed the course of history? Thanks to science and archeology, new clues have been revealed about the lands in which these events took place. Step back in time and see how ideas and understanding have evolved with regard to the Christmas star. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

Click here to see a list of dates, times, and ticket prices!