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Holiday Fun at Museum Begins with Santa's Airplane Arrival Dec. 15

Date: 
12/04/2012

 

 

Holiday Fun at Museum Begins with Santa's  

Airplane Arrival Dec. 15 

"Santa's Landing Party" a day of music and family activities 

 

 

SEATTLE, Dec. 4, 2012--"Santa's Landing Party" at The Museum of Flight begins Saturday morning, Dec. 15, when the jolly old man and his wife will fly in via a classic de Havilland Beaver bush plane at 10 a.m. After greeting well-wishers outside, the red velvet couple will hear children's holiday wishes inside of the Museum until 2 p.m., while music and family activities continue throughout the galleries. The activities inside of the Museum are free with admission to the Museum. Greeting Santa's airplane landing is free for all.

Santa's Landing Party

Dec. 15, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Meet Santa

Santa and Mrs. Claus greet visitors outside and inside of the Museum from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Live Holiday Music

The galleries will ring with holiday fun with music by the Boeing Concert Orchestra and the Boeing Band from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Family Workshops

Family workshops at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. celebrate the "Wright Spirit" of the most famous brothers in the history of aviation: Wilbur and Orville Wright - inventors of the airplane. Learn how they solved the problem of controllable flight 109 years ago on Dec. 17; then make a model of one of their planes.

Live Theatre

During her 15-minute show, "First Flight Dress." Marina Hutchison portrays a young North Carolina girl telling the story of the Wright brothers' first flight at Kitty Hawk on December 17, 1903. With a period costume and authentic turn-of-the-century Carolina Outer Banks accent, Hutchison relates events leading up to man's first powered flight.   

Museum Closed on Christmas

Winter Family Fun Festival

Dec. 26 through Dec. 30, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Family activities continue everyday between Christmas and New Year's Day. Enjoy winter-themed aerospace fun with gliders, flying snowmen, robots and rockets.

Photo: Courteous elf directs Santa and Mrs. Claus after they arrive in bush plane. Ted Huetter/The Museum of Flight. 

 

Access this and all other Museum of Flight news releases online at:

http://www.museumofflight.org/press/archives

 

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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 id="mce_marker"7 for adults, id="mce_marker"4 for seniors 65 and older, id="mce_marker"3 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 museumofflight.org.

Mike Bush 

Director of Marketing
and Public Relations
253.307.3225

Ted Huetter
Public Relations
and Promotions Manager
206.455.5360