Aviation-themed Christmas tree in lobby benefits Seattle Children's Hospital


SEATTLE, Nov. 16, 2011--On Nov. 17 the Museum welcomes the holiday season with a 17-ft. Christmas tree themed "A Salute to Boeing." The tree will sparkle with decorations representing over 20 of the iconic Boeing aircraft, rockets and spacecraft produced over the past 95 years. The tree was donated to the Museum by Raisbeck Engineering, sponsored by Museum trustees, and is one of over 20 trees in the Seattle Festival of Trees program benefiting the Seattle Children's Hospital.

The tree will be decorated by volunteers from the Dr. Forrest L. Flashman Guild. The Dr. Forrest L. Flashman Guild has been creating and selling Christmas trees since 1978 and has raised over $11,000,000 for Seattle Children's Hospital. Twenty decorated trees will be on display for sponsorship at Seattle's Fairmont Olympic Hotel Festival of Trees on Nov. 20 from 3 to 5:30 p.m.


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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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