Friday, November 18, 2011

Breakfast with Santa and Santa's Market at the Corvette Museum

There’s nothing like seeing the face of a child light up when they first spot Santa each holiday season… except maybe when you see a child spot Santa driving a red Corvette into the room! For kids (and kids at heart) it will be a memory they will never forget and for Santa – well, he gets a taste of what it must have been like when the Beatles would take the stage.

The National Corvette Museum is hosting the 3rd Annual Breakfast with Santa event on Saturday, November 26 at 9am, complete with the man in red in a Corvette of red! “There’s something magical about the moment when the garage doors open up and Santa comes driving in,” said Katie Frassinelli, Museum Marketing Manager. “I have to admit, even I get a little excited when it happens! It’s not something you’ll find anywhere else.”

This fun-filled event not only offers a hot breakfast for families and a chance for pictures with Santa AND a red Corvette, but also loads of activities like arts and crafts stations, dance performances, music, story time with Mrs. Claus, an IGA sweet treat station with goodies to take home, life-size gingerbread play houses and more.

“Each year we try to pick a theme and have craft activities, decorations and more that focus on the theme,” said Jackie Utzler, Education and Community Events Coordinator for the Museum. “This year each child will get the opportunity to actually make a mini gingerbread house to take home, in addition to other fun crafts.”

A new activity for this year is kid-sized gingerbread houses. The houses, transformed from empty appliance boxes into a miniature replica of historic downtown Bowling Green, will give younger kids a little extra activity to do. In addition, after the festivities the houses will be placed in the Museum for visitors to enjoy throughout the month of December.

Tickets for the event are only $12 for adults and $8 for kids 12 and under. Infants under 1 are free. Tickets must be reserved in advance by phone at 270-781-7973, online at or in person at the National Corvette Museum, open daily 8am-5pm. A limited number of tickets are available.

New for 2011 is “Santa’s Market” – an indoor craft and shopping fair offering holiday gift ideas. The fair will also be on Saturday, November 26 on the Museum’s Corvette Boulevard and is free for the public to attend. The Market is 9am-3pm and vendors will be offering goods including sports merchandise, jewelry, homemade packaged foods, cookwear, doll clothing and accessories, children's books, candles, purses, totes and more.