CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex’s Holidays in Space is just around the corner, and this year the event will include a new projection mapping show called “Starflake’s Holiday Voyage.”

What You Need To Know

  • Holidays in Space at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will begin Dec. 16

  • This year the holiday festivities will include a new projection show called "Starflake's Holiday Voyage"

  • There will be festive decor, including a 50-foot-tall Christmas tree, 6-foot-tall astronaut nutcrackers and the NASA "meatball" ornament

The show will be a six-minute production that takes visitors on a journey “through the stars, Earth and beyond.” It will include images of the Vehicle Assembly Building, the Artemis moon rocket, the International Space Station, the James Webb Space Telescope and more. The show will be projected nightly onto the exterior of Gateway: The Deep Space Launch Complex, which opened earlier this year.

“Our Holidays in Space celebration gets better and better each year, and 2022 is no exception,” said Therrin Protze, chief operating officer, in a news release. “It’s an exciting time for space exploration with NASA’s return to the Moon on the Artemis I mission, and our holiday season here is designed to share our pride and excitement for our newest attraction, Gateway: The Deep Space Launch Complex.”

The holiday celebration will also include strolling entertainers such as a singing duo, a comedy act and festive decor. A 50-foot Christmas tree will be installed in the Rocket Garden, along with 6-foot-tall astronaut nutcrackers. The NASA “meatball” will once again be transformed into an ornament.

Holidays in Space begins Dec. 16 and will continue nightly through Dec. 30. However, the complex will be closed Dec. 25.

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