Build Memorable Traditions During Holidays in Henry Ford Museum

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Holidays in Henry Ford Museum runs November 23, 2012 - January 6, 2013.

Santa Claus and visitor at Holidays in Henry Ford Museum

The Henry Ford welcomes families to build lasting memories and traditions during Holidays in Henry Ford Museum. Guests are invited to see how we’ve decked the halls, share their wish list with Santa or build their own LEGO® creation during this seasonal celebration. Admission inside Henry Ford Museum is free for members, $17 adults (age 13-61), $15 seniors (age 62 & up) and $12.50 for youth (age 5-12). Children four and under are free.

As guests step inside the Museum Plaza, they won’t be able to miss our giant 25-foot Christmas tree. A favorite spot for holiday family photos, the tree is lit and decorated with more than 500 ornaments including model cars, planes and trains. New this year, The Henry Ford has decorated the outside of the Museum for the season with trimmings inspired by 15th century Italian sculptor Luca della Robbia who was known for his brightly colored enameled terra cotta pieces that were often surrounded by garlands of fruit and foliage.

Santa Claus will be back in town in the Silver Pewter aisle where little ones can get a picture and take home an early Christmas gift of an exclusive coloring book created by The Henry Ford. Don’t forget to leave a wish list or thank-you letter for Santa in our LEGO® mailbox before you go. Visits with Santa will be available daily Nov. 23 – Dec. 24, Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Friday through Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

For the train enthusiasts, a visit near the Alleghany Locomotive is a can’t miss with Christmas stories inside the Bangor and Aroostock train car, hands-on activities and the Lionel train and LEGO® train display created by Michigan LEGO® User Group. Guests might recognize the buildings included in the miniature holiday scene as the trains twist and turn through famous Detroit landmarks and historic Greenfield Village homes.

As part of Henry Ford Museum’s newest exhibition LEGO® Architecture: Towering Ambition, guests can learn to build a specially designed miniature of the museum’s Clocktower to take home with them on Saturdays in December. For more information on Holidays in Henry Ford Museum, call (313) 982-6001 or visit

About The Henry Ford:
The Henry Ford, in Dearborn, Michigan, is the world’s premier history destination and a National Historic Landmark that celebrates American history and innovation. Its mission is to provide unique educational experiences based on authentic objects, stories and lives from America’s traditions of ingenuity, resourcefulness and innovation. Its purpose is to inspire people to learn from these traditions to help shape a better future. Five distinct attractions at The Henry Ford captivate more than 1.5 million visitors annually: Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, The Ford Rouge Factory Tour, The Benson Ford Research Center and The Henry Ford IMAX Theatre. The Henry Ford is also home to Henry Ford Academy, a public charter high school which educates 485 students a year on the institution’s campus and was founded in partnership with The Henry Ford, Ford Motor Company and Wayne County Public Schools. For more information please visit our website

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Melissa Foster
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