Polar Air Mail Express, holiday concert in Owls Head

Nov 26, 2012

Owls Head — On Sunday, Dec. 2, the Owls Head Transportation Museum will host its annual Holiday Open House featuring the Polar Air Mail Express, a visit with Santa and a performance by the Mid-Coast 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 a favorite Christmas story.

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 Mid-Coast Community Band as they hold their annual Holiday Concert from 1:30 to 3:15 p.m.

Museum admission is free all day. 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.

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