Santa's arrival by helicopter and visit from Cougar Mountain Zoo reindeer begins family holiday festivities Dec. 12
SEATTLE, Dec. 9, 2009
Wright SpiritWHAT            
Celebrating the Wright brothers first powered flight on Dec. 17, 1903, The Museum of Flight's annual Wright Spirit Holiday event features aviation- and space-themed family activities. Wright Spirit activities are free with Museum admission. The Museum offers free admission to youths 17 and under from Dec. 1 - 20, through a generous grant from the Norman Archibald Charitable Foundation. Bring a toy to donate to Toys for Tots and drop it off in the Museum gift shop. 
Saturday, Dec. 12, 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle (Exit 158 off I-5)
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. 
Santa's Reindeer and Elves
Visit with a live reindeer from Cougar Mountain Zoo and Santa's elves.
10 a.m. 
Santa Claus Arrival by Helicopter-Courtesy Classic Helicopter Corp.
Santa Claus will arrive by helicopter at 10 a.m. (weather permitting). Santa and Mrs. Claus will greet children in the Museum's Great Gallery until 2 p.m.
11 a.m.           
Holiday Concert Performance by the Seattle Lutheran Bell Choir
12:30 p.m. 
Boeing Employees Concert Band
Hear traditional and contemporary holiday melodies performed by the Seattle Lutheran Bell Choir at 11 a.m., and the Boeing Employees Concert Band at 12:30 p.m.
11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. 
Bank of America Weekend Family Workshop: Wright Flyers
They are the most famous brothers in the history of aviation: Wilbur and Orville Wright, the inventors of the airplane. Visitors will learn how the Wright brothers solved the problem of controllable flight and will have the opportunity to make a model of one of their aircraft designs.
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.           
Wright Spirit Scavenger Hunt
Explore the Great Gallery, Kids' Flight Zone and Space: The New Frontier exhibits to find the answers and to win a special prize!
The Museum of Flight is located at 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle, Exit 158 off Interstate 5 (on Boeing Field between downtown Seattle and SeaTac Airport.) The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $14 for adults, $13 for seniors 65 and older, $10 for active military, $7.50 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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