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Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex to Create 60s Retro Holiday Bash

CAPE CANAVERAL (November 15, 2019) – KENNEDY SPACE CENTER – Several iconic images bring to mind the 1960s: the Beatles, Neil Armstrong walking on the Moon for the first time and distinctive fashion. This year’s Holidays in Space at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will feature these and more. The 60s retro holiday bash will begin December 13 and run through December 31, and will be designed to transport guests back in time with events, images and music to create the groovy vibe for which the 60s is known.

Guests will enter a futuristic 1960 wonderland through an illuminated rocket archway. Retro music and décor using 60s era patterns, as well as 10,000 sparkling lights, will set the tone for a party that promises to be far out. Holiday décor, music, interactive photo opportunities, space trivia and fun surprises help create a spacy, wintry wonderland.  

 A multimedia short film event experience, Holidays in Space!, will take guests on a thrilling journey with Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, shuttle and International Space Station crews across NASA’s historic space missions from the 60s and into the future beginning at 5 p.m. each night.

“The 1960s set the stage for space exploration in the United States with the important Apollo 11 and 12 missions,” said Therrin Protze, chief operating officer, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. “This year’s Holidays in Space begins during that era and takes us through NASA’s history and into the future, capturing the excitement of the time. And now, as we embark on a new era of space exploration as a nation, we’re thrilled to celebrate this important time period during our annual holiday event.”

Hip, instagram-ready photo moments will be set up throughout the Atlantis Pavilion ranging from 3-D immersive displays to space-themed backdrops.  After dark, the 10,000 twinkling lights create the perfect holiday photo backdrop.

Don’t be a square and miss the fun at Holidays in Space. For more information or to book a visit to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, click here.

About Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex brings to life the epic story of the U.S. space program, offering a full day or more of fun, inspiration and educational activities. This includes the Apollo/Saturn V Center, which features an actual Saturn V Moon rocket, and was recently upgraded and expanded in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch and Moon landing. Also included with admission are Heroes & Legends, featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®, presented by Boeing, the Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour, Space Shuttle Atlantis®, Shuttle Launch Experience®, 3D space films, Astronaut Encounter, Journey To Mars: Explorers Wanted, Science on a Sphere®, and the Rocket Garden. Add-on experiences available for an additional fee include the new Astronaut Training Experience® Exploring with Lockheed Martin, Cosmic Quest, Dine With an Astronaut and special interest bus tours. Only 45 minutes from Orlando, Fla., Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex opens daily at 9 a.m. with closing times varying by season. Admission is $57 + tax for adults and $47 + tax for children ages 3 – 11. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex offers annual passes starting at $82 + tax for adults and $67 + tax for children ages 3 – 11. For more information, call 877-313-2610 or visit
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Media Contacts:
Rebecca Shireman, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex,,
321-449-4273 or 321-213-5926
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