Guests can celebrate the holiday sights and sounds at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex for their second annual “Holidays in Space.” Now through Jan. 1, 2013, the Visitor Complex will be adorned with an array of holiday decorations and feature daily visits and storytelling with Santa and Mrs. Claus, as well as performances of favorite holiday songs by strolling carolers.
Santa Claus will greet guests, hear wish lists and pose for photos in Santa’s Launch Control Center located between Astronaut Encounter and Robot Scouts. Mrs. Claus will be on hand for some special space-themed story times for kids of all ages, including “The Cat in the Hat – There’s No Place Like Space” and “What the Moon is Like.” Due to their busy holiday schedules, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available at 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m., noon, and 2 p.m. through Dec. 24. Storytime with Santa and Mrs. Claus will take place at 3:30 p.m. each day. At 4 p.m. daily, Santa and Mrs. Claus make special appearances in the Space Shop.
Immersing guests in the sounds of the holidays, a team of international carolers will perform traditional holiday songs including favorites like “Silver Bells,” “Sleigh Ride,” “Let it Snow,” “Feliz Navidad,” and many more. The carolers will perform daily at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon in the Rocket Garden, at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. at the Saturn V Center, and 4:15 p.m. in the Space Shop.
A towering, 42’ International Space Station-themed Christmas tree located in the Rocket Garden will be adorned with white bulbs, strobe lights and 600 miniature flags from the 15 ISS partner countries. The International Space Station mural just outside the Rocket Garden will be swathed in holiday candlelight. Decorative wreaths, garlands, lights, ribbons and bows throughout the Visitor Complex add to the holiday festival atmosphere.
Visitor Complex guests also can learn about the holiday traditions of each of the International Space Station (ISS) partners: Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States. Prior to every IMAX film, guests will have the chance to see actual images of ISS crews celebrating the holidays in space.
“Holidays in Space” is included in admission to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. For more information or to purchase tickets for Holidays in Space, call 877-313-2610 or visit www.KennedySpaceCenter.com.