EAA’s Christmas in the Air is a holiday tradition stretching back 37 years to when the EAA Aviation Museum first open in Oshkosh in 1984. It was created as a “thank you” to the Oshkosh area for the support of EAA. Each year, approximately 5,000 people – especially families – come to the museum for the event as part of their own annual holiday fun.
The museum takes on a new personality for the event, with lights and decorations galore to complement the nearly 100 aircraft on display in the museum. A popular stop is the KidVenture area, with many hands-on displays that highlight all kinds of aviation science. And be sure to learn more about Aviore, EAA’s own Stan Lee-created superhero, who triumphs over evil through aviation!
Musical groups also include everything from local middle and high school ensembles to special guests such as the Oshkosh Suzuki Music groups and the Fox Valley Sweet Adelines. If you’re looking to get into the holiday mood, it’s the perfect place to start!
Christmas in the Air
When does Santa arrive?
Santa Claus arrives at Christmas in the Air at the EAA Museum at noon by helicopter! Make sure to bring your camera for Santa pictures during your Santa visit. Children can also write letters for Santa. Find the festive photo backdrops with Christmas trees and more for lots of fun holiday photo opportunities.
Other activities include writing letters to Santa, cookies and milk, and face painting.
What does admission cost?
This is a FREE community event and includes FREE museum admission between 10 am – 3 pm.
Most needed donations for Oshkosh Area Community Pantry include:
- Vegetables & Fruit – Fresh or Canned
- Mac ‘N Cheese
- Pork ‘N Beans
- Canned Soups
- Tomato Sauce/Pasta Sauce
- Toilet paper
- Feminine Hygiene Products
- Shaving Creme
- Laundry Detergent
- Pet Food
When is the event?
Saturday, December 4, 2021
EAA – The Spirit of Aviation
3000 Poberezny Rd, Oshkosh, Wisconsin