On Sunday, Dec. 5, the Owls Head Transportation Museum will host its annual family holiday concert featuring the Midcoast Community Band. As part of the festivities, children of any age are encouraged to bring their letters to Santa and see how —via the Polar Air Mail Express—their letters are delivered to the North Pole.

The fun starts at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday as children will create their own holiday ornaments, some made from candy. At 12:30 p.m., everyone will step outside to watch Santa’s arrival from the North Pole in one of the museum’s planes. Upon landing, he will meet with children in the museum’s auditorium and read “Reindeer Christmas.”

Children are encouraged to bring their letters to Santa to the museum. With help from one of Santa’s helpers (museum pilot Karl Erickson), children will see with their own eyes how their letters actually reach Santa at the North Pole. All letters will be placed in a special “Polar Air Mail Express” bag, then literally scooped up (by plane) to be delivered directly to the North Pole. This demonstration will take place outside on Runway 17, weather permitting.

Once the letters are safely on their way, Santa will lead the children back inside and introduce the Midcoast Community Band as they hold their annual holiday concert from 1:30 to 3:15 p.m. During the concert’s intermission, the museum will host the “Bids for Kids” wreath auction to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters. Bid on wreaths decorated by local merchants and loaded with holiday items and gift certificates.

Museum admission is free all day. The museum store—featuring a storewide 20 percent off sale—will be open for convenient holiday shopping. Light refreshments will be served, and ample parking is available.

Following the concert, the public is invited to attend an open house and tree lighting activities at the Owls Head General Store. There will be caroling, horse-drawn carriage rides and a living creche. Refreshments will be served.

For more details about the concert or activities, call the Owls Head Transportation Museum at 594-4418 or visit www.owlshead.org.