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Holiday Cheer is Blasting Off at This Year's Holidays in Space

Stop the countdown because we have some exciting news to share!

This year's Holidays in Space is sponsored by Pepsi Zero Sugar® and will feature a brand-new projection mapping show - Starflake's Holiday Voyage - on the outside of Gateway: The Deep Space Launch Complex®, festive holiday décor and more! You can experience it all beginning December 16 and running through December 30, 2022*.


Gateway: The Deep Space Launch Complex® with Christmas Tree rendering


This unique projection mapping show will take you on a breathtaking six-minute-long journey through the stars, Earth and beyond. You might recognize familiar places throughout the journey - including the Vehicle Assembly Building, the Artemis Moon rocket, the International Space Station, the James Webb Telescope and more. You can catch it nightly throughout Holidays in Space.

Holidays in Space gives you and your future explorers the perfect mix of education, fun, and holiday cheer too. And it all starts the minute you arrive at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

Before you arrive at the front gate, you can spot the NASA meatball turned holiday ornament - a fan favorite!

As you make your way through the entrance, you will look in wonder at festive holiday décor that has taken over the visitor complex. New décor includes - a fifty-foot tree illuminating the Rocket Garden and Gateway: The Deep Space Launch Complex® with more than 61,000 pixels of light, six-foot-tall astronaut nutcrackers and more.


Holidays in Space NASA meatball ornament


Plus you can catch roaming street performers by a singing duo and comedy act in joyful outfits, helping spread the holiday cheer, throughout the day.


The best part? Holidays in Space is included with daily admission!


So book your visit to come and experience Holidays in Space before the countdown is over. Daily admission tickets and more can be purchased at


* Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will be closed on Christmas Day, December 25.