Holidays in Space Returns to Kennedy Space Center Starting Dec 21, 2016

Holidays In Space Returns to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex’s annual high-tech holiday celebration, Holidays In Space, returns for its fifth year from December 21-January 1, 2017.

The centerpiece of the nightly event is a “Spirit of Exploration” show projected against the side of a Saturn 1B. Reimagined for 2016, it 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 that will thrill fans of space exploration.

Holidays In Space at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex - shuttle

In addition, the KSC Visitor Complex is adorned for the holiday season with decorations throughout, including a 41-foot holiday tree decorated with lights and flags of the countries that helped build the International Space Station, a giant NASA holiday “meatball” ornament at the entrance, and more.

All holiday activities are included with admission, and no advance reservations are required. Light shows begin at 6:45pm each day, except for December 25 when there is no show. An additional 7:45 show will run December 26 through January 1.

Read our review of last year’s Holidays in Space.


Admission is $50 + tax for adults and $40 + tax for children ages 3-11. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex offers multiday admission 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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