The New England Air Museum will hold its annual Santa Claus Visit & Behind the Scenes Tours special event on Friday, November 24th, 2017, the day after Thanksgiving.
Santa Claus will meet with children in a helicopter between 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Photos are encouraged, and Santa will distribute a special gift to each child. Visitors will also have the opportunity to create holiday cards for military veterans which will be distributed to local VA centers during the holiday season, as well as Aviation Ornaments to take home. These activity stations will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Additional family fun activities include Aircraft Quest Scavenger Hunts, computerized Flight Simulators, and Kidsport: The Kids Only Exhibit.
The Museum will also offer special “Behind the Scenes” tours of the Restoration Facility that day, giving visitors the rare opportunity to take a close-up look at current aircraft restoration projects. The Fairchild Republic A-10 "Thunderbolt II" (aka "Warthog"), the wide bodied Burnelli CBY-3 "Loadmaster," and vintage aircraft engines will be among the restoration projects on display. The tours will run from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.