"Santa's Landing Party" includes children's concert with Seattle legend

SEATTLE, Dec. 10, 2013--"Santa's Landing Party" at The Museum of Flight begins Saturday morning, Dec. 14, with a children's concert and the fly-in arrival of Santa Claus. At 10:30 a.m. in the Museum, legendary Seattle musician Caspar Babypants (a.k.a. Chris Ballew from the band Presidents of the United States of America), will perform a 45-minute concert for children. At 11:45 the jolly Mr. Claus and his wife will arrive via a classic de Havilland Beaver bush plane. After greeting well-wishers outside, the red velvet couple will hear children's holiday wishes inside of the Museum until 4 p.m.

The museum galleries will also ring with holiday music by the Boeing Concert Orchestra beginning at 12:30 p.m. Outdoor events free, indoor events free with admission to the Museum.

The Museum will be closed on Christmas.
Image: An Elf directs Santa and Mrs. Claus after their airplane landing at The Museum of Flight. Ted Huetter/The Museum of Flight, Seattle.
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The independent, non-profit Museum of Flight is one of the largest air and space museums in the world, attracting more than 500,000 visitors annually. The Museum's collection includes more than 160 historically significant air- and spacecraft, the original manufacturing facility of The Boeing Co., and the world's only full-scale NASA Space Shuttle Trainer. The Museum's aviation and space library and archives are the largest on the West Coast. More than 100,000 individuals are served annually by the Museum's on-site and outreach educational programs. The Museum of Flight is accredited by the American Association of Museums, and is an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.

The Museum of Flight is located at 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle, Exit 158 off Interstate 5 on Boeing Field half-way between downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport. The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $18 for adults, $15 for seniors 65 and older, $15 for active military, $10 for youth 5 to 17, and free for children under 5. Group rates are available. Admission on the first Thursday of the month is free from 5 to 9 p.m. courtesy of Wells Fargo. McCormick & Schmick's Wings Café is on site. For general Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit www.museumofflight.org

Mike Bush
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and Public Relations
Ted Huetter
Public Relations
and Promotions Manager