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‘Tis the Season at the Illinois State University Planetarium

Image projected from the Illinois State University Planetarium new system.

The Illinois State University Planetarium will present the holiday show ‘Tis the Season, running weekends from Friday, December 2 through Saturday, December 17. Showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays, and at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays.

‘Tis the Season, narrated by National Public Radio’s Noah Adams, recounts the historical, religious, and cultural rituals practiced during the time of the winter solstice. The show explores Christian, Jewish, Egyptian, Roman, pagan, Celtic, Nordic, and Hopi traditions. ‘Tis the Season also looks at some of the more light-hearted seasonal traditions, from kissing under the mistletoe to songs about lords a-leaping and ladies dancing.

Admission to ‘Tis the Season is $4 for adults, $3 for children ages 5 to 12 and seniors, and $2 for children ages 3 to 4.  For more information call the Planetarium’s Skyline at (309) 438-5007 or visit the Planetarium website.