Cars & Christmas Celebration at the AACA Museum

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Cars & Christmas Celebration at the AACA Museum

Time: November 15, 2013 at 9am to January 1, 2014 at 5pm
Location: AACA Museum, Hershey PA
Street: 161 Museum Dr
City/Town: Hershey PA 17033
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Phone: 717 566-7100
Event Type: museum, show/display
Organized By: AACA Museum
Latest Activity: Oct 7, 2013

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Event Description

We’re transforming the galleries of the Antique Automobile club of America Museum into a spectacular holiday wonderland featuring Christmas trees through the ages adorned with themed decorations and wide variety of displays and exhibits!   Other special features include:  Lego Technic Super Cars display, Celebrity vehicle display including Ernie's Taxi from "It's a Wonderful Life", Hess Truck display, Grinch Scavenger Hunt, Antique Dolls, Pedal Cars, 1938 Datsun Light Fire Truck, Trains and much more!

Trains, Trains & More Trains - All Aboard!  Visitors can enjoy a variety of train displays located throughout the building.   Our Roads to Rails display has multiple trains running in the town of Tuckerville along with many interactive elements and Thomas the Tank Engine, a family favorite!   Other trains include a Hershey Trolley, Western theme train and Polar Express. 

Snowmobiles, Sleds & Sleighs - See a variety of vintage snowmobiles including 1964 Ski Doo rd-64, Johnson drag sled, 1969 Ski Jet, Kitty Kat, 1969 Ski Doo oly, metal flake Viking, race sled, 1950s-1960s era sled with a rear engine. sled with a pull behind sleigh.

MINI Snowmobile "Monster Machine"
 - This MINI Snowmobile was designed and created in 2003 as part of the Discovery Channel's "Monster Garage" television program.  The show, hosted by custom motorcycle fabricator and owner of West Coast Choppers, Jesse James, features James and his assembly team attempting to modify an everyday production vehicle into a "monster machine" under strict rules that place restrictions on time, budget and parts.  The show then concludes with a challenge related to the new monster machine.  Upon completion, James took the MINI snowmobile to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, to race NASCAR legend Richard Petty on a Polaris snowmobile.  James and his team assembled the MINI Snowmobile out of a standard model MINI Cooper Hardtop during a one hour episode that originally aired on February 24, 2003.

Celebrity Cars 
- here's your chance to see a variety of great vehicles will a celebrity connection!   Ernie's Taxi from "It's a Wonderful Life", Betty Davis' Wood bodied car,  Betty White's Cadillac, Whitney Houston's Limousine,several cars used in "The Good Shepherd" to name a few.

Car-Toon Truck & Art Display area - see the 1928 Ford Roadster Pick up decorated with every comic book character from 1896 through the present day! This gallery will also include a variety of other art pieces that tell the story of "Saving our History with Art".  The artist, Robert Luczun has a resolve to recycle/save antique auto parts and other items of interest and paint them with a variety of historical themes for you to enjoy the journey.   Other themes include Money Car, Carousel, Concept Cars, Games, NASCAR, Star Wars and Super Heroes.

Sammy the Snow Plow will be back for the holidays this year!   Sammy is our 1967 four wheel-drive Walter snowplow weighing in at more than 21 tons and 29 ½ ft. in length.   Sammy loves the cold weather so you’ll find him outside on the Museum grounds.

Great Grinch Escape - How many Grinch and Max the Dog characters can you find hidden throughout the Museum in every display area?  Play along and count as you go!

Holiday Tree Decorating Contest - various local schools will be decorating a tree with ornaments made in their school art program.   Visitors are encouraged to vote for their favorite tree.   Trees by the top three schools will be rewarded with a VISA gift card.

Don’t forget to visit our retail store for great holiday gifts.  We have something for everyone so bring the whole family and get into the holiday spirit!

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