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Holidays in Space to transform Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex into a Festive Wonderland, Dec. 15 – 30

Nighttime projection mapping show, holiday décor and more to inspire guests.

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Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will blast off into the joyous season when its annual Holidays in Space celebration, presented by PEPSI®, 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. PEPSI and the Pepsi Globe are registered trademarks of PepsiCo, Inc.