Guests Can Celebrate ‘Holidays in Space’ at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex with Light Show and ‘Spirit of Exploration’ Presentation

Kennedy Space Center

Kennedy Space Center

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Oct. 16, 2015) KENNEDY SPACE CENTER Looking for something new and unique to do this holiday season? Start a new tradition at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, where the holidays go high-tech with the fourth annual “Holidays in Space” celebration Dec. 19 through Jan. 3.

The iconic Rocket Garden will be the site of “Spirit of Exploration,” a stunning presentation of space imagery shown on the side of the 223-foot-long Saturn 1B rocket. The presentation, which takes guests on a journey through NASA’s history and plans for the future, features custom animation blended with historic footage of actual launches and awe-inspiring views of Earth from the International Space Station.

The “Rocket Garden Light Show” also takes place daily in the Rocket Garden, which features a majestic collection of real and replica capsules and rockets, some towering more than 100 feet into the sky.

In addition, from Nov. 27Jan. 3 the visitor complex is adorned for the holiday season with a stunning array of decorations including a 41-foot Christmas tree, a giant NASA “meatball” ornament, garlands, lights, ribbons, bows and more.

All holiday activities are included with visitor complex admission; no advance reservations are required. Light shows begin at dusk each day. The visitor complex is open 365 days a year, including Christmas Day, Dec. 25.

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex’s holiday hours of operation are:

Nov. 25-Dec. 21: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Dec. 22-25
: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Dec. 26-31
: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.