Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive via classic airplane 


SEATTLE, Nov. 29, 2011--On Dec. 17, the 108th anniversary of the Wright Brothers' famous first flight, Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive in an airplane to kick-off the Museum's annual Wright Spirit Holiday event. The jolly old man and his wife will fly-in via a classic de Havilland Beaver floatplane at 10 a.m. After greeting well-wishers outside, the couple will hear childrens' holiday wishes inside of the Museum until 2 p.m. Wright Spirit Holiday offers family activities, music and theater until 3 p.m. Indoor events are free with admission to the Museum.

Wright Spirit Holiday

10 a.m.

Arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus via airplane at the Museum ramp.

Holiday music by Hope Lutheran School Bell Choir in the Museum Great Gallery

until 11:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

Santa and Mrs.Claus in the Museum Great Gallery until 2 p.m.


11 a.m. and 1 p.m. 

Bank of America Weekend Family Workshop: Wright Spirit

They are the most famous brothers in the history of aviation: Wilbur and Orville Wright - the inventors of the airplane. Learn how they solved the problem of controllable flight. Then make a model of one of their aircraft designs!



Holiday music by the Boeing Orchestra of Flight in the Museum Great Gallery until 1 p.m.


2 p.m.

Amazing Skies Theater Presents: A Salute to the USO - A History of Service

Combining songs, vintage uniforms, comedy and oral history, this 50-minute show traces the USO from its beginnings in World War II to the present day. 


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The non-profit Museum of Flight is one of the largest independent air and space museums in the world. The Museum's collection includes more than 150 historically significant air- and spacecraft, as well as the William E. Boeing Red Barn® -- the original manufacturing facility of the Boeing Co. The Airpark includes outdoor displays with the first jet Air Force One, a Concorde airliner, and the first Boeing 747 jumbo jet. The Museum aeronautical library and archival holdings are the largest on the West Coast. The Education Office offers weekend family programs, programs for students and educators, and overnight camps for children. McCormick & Schmick's Wings Café is on site.

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 $16 for adults, $14 for seniors 65 and older, $13 for active military, $9 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. For general Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit

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