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High-Tech Holiday Tradition “Holidays in Space” Returns to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Holidays in Space is Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex’s unique high-tech holiday celebration, featuring a custom, space and holiday themed projection mapping show set against the side of a Saturn 1B rocket. The Holidays in Space show takes place December 21, 2016 through January 1, 2017, with the exception of December 25. This remarkable presentation, reimagined for this year, takes guests on a journey through NASA’s history and plans for the future. Featuring custom animation blended with historic footage of actual launches and awe-inspiring views of Earth, the presentation is a completely unique outdoor cinematic experience, complete with seating and a pyrotechnics display. In addition, the visitor complex is adorned for the holiday season with a stunning array of decorations including a 35-foot-tall holiday mosaic tree, illuminated shooting stars and the popular NASA insignia “dressed up” for the season!
Guests won’t want to miss the excitement when the 223-foot-long Saturn 1B rocket transforms into a giant video screen for the holiday themed projection mapping show in the Rocket Garden. From December 21 through 24, 2016, the main show will take place at 6:45 p.m. Starting December 26, 2016 until January 1, 2017, the main show will take place at 7:45 p.m. Show times are weather permitting and subject to change. Please note, no show takes place on December 25.
Media and annual passholders will have the exclusive opportunity to attend the kickoff night on December 21, 2016 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Rocket Garden. Join SpacePerson and Z2 for refreshments and seating available in an exclusive prime viewing area. Passholders will also receive a limited edition Holidays in Space commemorative pin and a photo opportunity with the Lunar Rover! 
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About Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex brings to life the epic story of the U.S. space program, offering a full day or more of fun, inspiration and educational activities, including the Kennedy Space Center Tour featuring the Apollo/Saturn V Center with an actual Saturn V moon rocket, Space Shuttle Atlantis®, Shuttle Launch Experience®, IMAX® A Beautiful Planet 3D and Journey To Space 3D films, Astronaut Encounter, Journey To Mars: Explorers Wanted, Science on a Sphere®, Rocket Garden, Cosmic Quest, and many other exhibits. Now open, Heroes & Legends featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame, uncovers what it means to be a hero through the stories of NASA’s space pioneers. Only 45 minutes from Orlando, Fla., Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex opens daily at 9 a.m. with closing times varying by season.  Admission is $50 + tax for adults and $40 + tax for children ages 3-11. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex offers annual passes starting at $75 + tax for adults and $60 + tax for children ages 3-11. For more information, call 877-313-2610 or visit
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Media Contacts:
Andrea Farmer, [email protected], 321-449-4318 or 321-223-1091
Lauren Eisele Walbert, Sandy Hillman Communications, [email protected], 410-616-8943