Due to impending inclement weather, helicopter rides scheduled for tomorrow during SantaFest are cancelled. Santa will still be arriving at 11 a.m. Bring your Wish List!


Christmas cheer await good girls and boys this year as Santa Claus visits on Saturday, December 9, at AHMEC. Santa arrives at 11 a.m., but SantaFest officially begins at 10 a.m. with face painting, a Christmas movie, music by Makin' Music and refreshments.

This year’s theme is Super Heroes, so kids can come dressed as their favorite Super Heroes and win a prize. They can make ornaments for our Super Hero Christmas tree and take an ornament home, too! Mature guests can join the fun by wearing their favorite "ugly" Christmas sweaters.

Paws for People, a nonprofit pet therapy organization that recruits, trains, certifies, and places therapy teams in DE, MD, PA and NJ, will bring Sawyer Santa Paws and some of his canine pals like Frankie and Molly Bear. Local author Linda Milanese Kerschner will read and autograph her adorable children's book, Cheerful Chopper to the Rescue! Petey Possum's Hangout will sell cute, educational gifts.

We have a new program to make holiday shopping even easier entitled, Adopt-A-Copter, that aims to educate about helicopters and their contributions while offering a chance to learn about several of our aircraft. Six copters are available for symbolic adoption. Each one costs $50.00 plus $1.00 per adoption for shipping and handling and comes with an Official Adoption Kit that contains a Certificate of Adoption, glossy photo with details about the adopted helicopter, interesting facts about helicopters and paper helicopter cut-outs.

Regular museum admission applies and includes a photo opportunity with Santa, so bring a camera! Contact us at 610-436-9600 for more information.

Don't miss this unique holiday fun!