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.
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 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.
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.