Holidays in Space to transform Florida’s Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex into a Festive Wonderland, 15 – 30 December 2023
Nightime projection mapping show, holiday décor and more to inspire visitors.
Florida’s Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will blast off into the festive season when its annual Holidays in Space celebration, presented by PEPSI®, returns Friday, 15 December – Friday 30 December.*
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 festive decorations. 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 24 November. Guests will also see the return of their favourite décor, such as the NASA meatball turned holiday ornament.
UK travellers planning to visit Florida this winter can book a package with Virgin Atlantic Holidays, with prices starting from £4,471.49 for a family of four (£1,118 per person). This includes return flights with Virgin Atlantic from Manchester with 23kgs luggage per person, nine nights at DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld on a room-only basis, free car parking at hotel, hire of a Nissan Rogue or similar (Intermediate SUV) with fully-inclusive car insurance, and two days admission to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. To book go to https://www.virginholidays.co.uk/ or call 0344 557 3859.
Virgin Atlantic Holidays is a member of ABTA and is ATOL protected. Prices subject to change and availability. Virgin Atlantic Holidays terms and conditions apply.
Just 45 minutes from Orlando, Florida, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is open daily at 9am. Single-day admission is $75 per adult/$65 per child plus tax, and the two-day ticket is $89 per adult/$79 per child.
*Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will be closed on December 25, 2023.