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Holiday Laser

50 minutes / For all ages

The Planetarium's family holiday spectacular returns as our new state-of-the-art laser system and Digistar 6 full-dome visualization system combine to create a more colorful and immersive experience than ever before. 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.

Playlist (subject to change)

  • "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


  • Adults: $10
  • Seniors & College Students: $9
  • Children (3–18): $9
  • RMSC Members: $4 off admission cost

Show Times:

Sundays at 3pm

Saturday 11/21 at 2pm and 3pm
Wednesday 11/25 at 12:30pm and 3:30pm
Friday 11/27 at 10am, 2pm, and 3:30pm
Saturday 11/28 at 10am, 2pm, and 3:30pm