SEATTLE, Nov. 30, 2016--Santa is letting his reindeer rest up for Christmas Eve, so he and Mrs. Claus will fly a vintage propeller plane to the Museum on Dec. 10. The couple will arrive at 11:45 a.m. Children and parents are encouraged to greet Santa at the plane, then he will be listening to children's wishes in the Great Gallery until 4 p.m. Museum visitors can also meet the Coca-Cola Polar Bear, with free mini bear dolls for the first 200 children.

Holiday music will ring at 12:30 p.m. with the Boeing Concert Orchestra, and at 2 p.m. with the Boeing Band. There will be a live theater show, "Home for the Holidays-the USO story," also at 2 p.m. The show recalls the good times the USO provided with music and song for our troops from the frontlines during world War II to the jungles of Vietnam. The outdoor Santa event is free, while indoor festivities are free with admission to the Museum (children age 4 and under are free).

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Founded in 1965, the independent, non-profit Museum of Flight is one of the largest air and space museums in the world, serving more than 560,000 visitors annually. The Museum's collection includes more than 160 historically significant airplanes and spacecraft, from the first fighter plane (1914) to today's 787 Dreamliner. Attractions also include the original Boeing Company factory, and the world's only full-scale NASA Space Shuttle Trainer. The Museum's aviation and space library and archives are the largest on the West Coast. More than 150,000 individuals are served annually by the Museum's on-site and outreach educational programs. The Museum of Flight is accredited by the American Association of Museums, and is an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.

The Museum of Flight is located at 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle, Exit 158 off Interstate 5 on Boeing Field halfway between downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport. The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Museum admission for adults is $23 on-site and $21 online. Youth 5 through 17 are $14 on-site and $13 online, youth 4 and under are free. Seniors 65 and over $19 on-site and $18 online. Groups of ten or more: $21 per adult, $13 per youth, Thanks to Wells Fargo, on the first Thursday of every month, admission is free from 5 to 9 p.m. And parking is always free. There is a full lunch menu café in the Museum and a limited menu café in the Aviation Pavilion, both operated by McCormick & Schmick's. For general Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit

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