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Holidays in Space to transform Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex into a Holiday Wonderland

It’s time to lift off as Holidays in Space takes over the out of this world, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex for the holidays.


Holidays in Space at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Only a short drive from Orlando in your space buggy, a visit to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will leave you feeling out of this world!


Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will blast off into the joyous season when its annual Holidays in Space celebration, returns Friday, December 15 – Friday, December 30.


This year’s Holidays in Space will once again feature the popular, out-of-this-world nighttime projection mapping show – Starflake’s Holiday Voyage – on the outside of Gateway: The Deep Space Launch Complex, as well as brand-new seasonal décor, an all-new Rocket Tree Trail sponsored by L3 Harris Technologies located behind Orbit Cafe and more.


The unique projection mapping show will take guests on an interstellar, six-minute journey through the stars, Earth and beyond led by “Starflake,” a shooting star-turned-snowflake. Guests will recognize iconic places throughout their journey – including the Vehicle Assembly Building, the International Space Station, the James Webb Space Telescope and more.


“With all the current excitement surrounding space exploration as we anticipate eventual voyages to the Moon and Mars, the visitor complex is a hub for learning, inspiration and fun, especially with it decked out for the holidays,” said Therrin Protze, chief operating officer, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.


Guests can also experience the new Kennedy Entry Experience, an LED spectacular featuring a 3,000-square-foot LED video display that tells the NASA story and as they walk through the front gates, they will be awestruck by the jolly holiday décor.


They will find a 50-foot tree illuminating the Rocket Garden and Gateway with more than 61,000 pixels, eight, six-foot-tall astronaut nutcrackers, a Rocket holiday tree, large photo backdrops and more – beginning November 24.


Guests will also see the return of their favorite décor, such as the NASA meatball turned holiday ornament.


For more information about Holidays in Space, click here.


Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will be closed on December 25, 2023.


Holidays in Space at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Before you arrive at the front gate, you can spot the NASA meatball-turned-holiday ornament, then as you make your way through the entrance, guests will be greeted by festive holiday décor that has taken over the entire visitor complex.


From The Rocket Garden to Gateway: The Deep Space Launch Complex to the Apollo/ Saturn V Center, guests won’t want to miss anything during their visit to Holidays in Space.


As you make your way through the visitor complex, guests can stop by LEGO: Build to Launch, located inside of IMAX, for a hands-on experience or visit Planet Play for a fun time for the entire family.


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Guests can also experience the newest attraction at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Gateway: The Deep Space Launch Complex. With a focus on the present and future of collaborative space exploration, guests can experience the interstellar travel of tomorrow while celebrating everything happening right now within the space program. Gateway features a showcase of NASA and commercial spacecraft hardware with immersive displays, the spaceport of the future, Spaceport KSC, and an all-new restaurant, Space Bowl Bistro.

Upon entering Gateway, “space travelers” are greeted with a futuristic design setting the stage for their journey. Visitors are surrounded by flight-flown artifacts and full-scale models, placed around the floor and suspended from above to allow 360-degree viewing and interaction.


At Spaceport KSC, guests are transported to an airport of the future, hearing airport chatter and seeing distant views of active launches and landings through the galactic spaceport windows. The main concourse showcases departure and arrival information from destinations across the galaxy. Guests then board “spaceships” – in the form of a two-story, motion theater – for one of four journeys: Cosmic Wonders, Daring Explorers, Red Planet, or Uncharted Worlds. Each distinct destination allows for the possibility of a different experience with each visit.


Don’t miss a holiday season that’s out of this world!


Daily admission tickets and more can be purchased at www.kennedyspacecenter.com.


Holidays in Space at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

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