Holiday Fun at Museum of Flight Begins with Santa’s Airplane Arrival Dec. 15

“Santa’s Landing Party” at The Museum of Flight in Tukwila begins Saturday morning, December 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 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.

Live Holiday Music
The Museum 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.

The Museum will be closed on Christmas.

Winter Family Fun Festival continues December 26 through December 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 more.

The Museum of Flight is located at 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Tukwila, 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 $17 for adults, $14 for seniors 65 and older, $13 for active military, $9 for youth 5 to 17, and free for children under 5.

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