The next Epically Geeky event hosted by Central Texas College (CTC) is the Harry Potter-themed Epically Hogwarts Holiday on Saturday, December 4. The event runs 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Mayborn Science Theater on the CTC campus. Scheduled activities include a Yule Ball, “Sky Over Hogwarts” sky tour/talk, laser light shows, activity rooms, food for purchase and more.

Wristbands for the Hogwarts Holiday are on sale online at The wristband provides entrance to the Harry Potter Yule Ball, the Common Room, Craftology Room and the sky tour. Wristbands are $10 in advance and $15 at the door for anyone 13 and older. For youngsters ages four to 12, wristbands are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. Children age three and under are free and an advance-only special rate of $25 is available for a family of four. Wristband holders will also receive a free butterbeer.

In the Harry Potter Common Room, guests can hang out, practice spells, practice wizarding duels, have their fortune read by “Professor Trelawny” and share their love of all things Harry Potter with fellow Potterheads. The Craftology Room offers a variety of activities and crafts including making a Harry Potter-themed Christmas ornament, creating an owl out of a washcloth, Harry Potter printables for stickers for coloring, a corn hole sock toss and a human chess match. The “Skies over Hogwarts” night sky tour/talk will be hosted by “Professor McGonagall” inside the planetarium dome. For those without a wristband, the sky tour/talk is $5 for ages 13 and older and free for ages12 and under.

Also during the Hogwarts Holiday, the Mayborn Science Theater will present holiday-themed laser light shows and the full-dome show “Mystery of the Christmas Star.” The program takes the audience back 2,000 years for a modern re-telling of the Christmas story. It investigates the signs in the sky remarkable enough to cause the wise men to follow a star across the desert from Babylon to Bethlehem just to see a newborn king. Tickets for the shows are $7 for adults and $6 for children. For more information about the Epically Hogwarts Holiday, visit online.