The Hylton Planetarium presents holiday light shows
Posted on 12/02/2019
Laser light design for the holidays. Candy canes and a decorated tree.

Looking for something festive to do this holiday season? Look no further than the Irene V. Hylton Planetarium’s holiday light shows at Hylton High School. This year’s show is “Laser Holidays” and it is a perfect blend of traditional holiday favorites mixed with some modern-day holiday tunes, all set to laser lights for a holiday experience unlike any other.

Planetarium Director Tony Kilgore will offer a short tour of the winter sky followed by the story of “The Alien Who Stole Christmas” for his younger guests. Join jolly old Santa and a concerned alien, Mr. Freep, as they explore the solar system's planets and meet their fictitious inhabitants, while assisting them with their Christmas Eve needs. For others, “Star of Bethlehem,” is the show to learn about the story of a celestial event occurring near Christmas.

Tickets are $10 for all shows. There are two options for ticket purchases:

  1. Online: Advanced Tickets can be purchased online and picked up at the box office upon arrive for the show. At 10 a.m. on the day of the show, online ticket sales end. At that point, tickets can only be purchased in person at the planetarium box office.
  2. In Person: Tickets can be purchased at the door prior to each shows start time. Cash, Visa, or Master Card are accepted.

Children 3 or younger may sit on a parent or guardian lap and do not require a ticket.

Seating is limited to 60 for each show, so get your tickets early as shows occasionally sell out.

Visit the Planetarium’s website for more information or email the Planetarium Director at

Show dates and times:

Saturdays – December 7, 14, and 21
1 p.m. – The Alien Who Stole Christmas
2:30 p.m. – Laser Holidays
4 p.m. – The Alien Who Stole Christmas
5:30 p.m. – Star of Bethlehem
7 p.m. – Laser Holidays