Looking to start a new holiday tradition? At Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, 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 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 views of Earth from the International Space Station.
Here’s a look:
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. 27- Jan. 3 the Visitor Complex is adorned for the holiday season with an 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.
For more information, visit KennedySpaceCenter.com.