For immediate release November 22, 2010
Contact: Jeff Morgan, Jeff.Morgan@iowa.gov, (515) 281-3858
Event features breakfast, music and holiday stories Dec. 11 and 18
(DES MOINES) – Families and children can enjoy the magic of the season next month with breakfast, seasonal music and holiday stories at the State Historical Museum.
The 5th Annual “Breakfast with Santa” will be 9-11 a.m. Dec. 11 and 18, 2010, at the State Historical Museum, 600 E. Locust Street in Des Moines. Tickets are $15 for ages 12 to adult; $12 for ages 11 and younger, and free for children 3 and younger. Tickets may be purchased at www.midwestix.com or by calling 515-244-2771. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. All tickets must be purchased in advance.
Families will enjoy the view from Café Baratta’s at the top of the State Historical Building. A full kid-friendly breakfast from Cafe Baratta's will be served and families can participate in “Sing-Along Santa Songs” with musician Frank Strong. Santa and Mrs. Claus will join the families and read holiday stories to children.
Those who wish to have their picture taken with Santa may do so in front of a holiday scene complete with a large, lighted tree and characteristic Gingerbread House. The Elves’ Workshop will be open for children, with accompanying adult, to make gifts for friends or family members. In the Younkers Tea Room tradition, all children will receive a special gift when they leave.
The State Historical Society of Iowa is a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, and is a trustee of Iowa's historical legacy and an advocate for understanding Iowa's past. It identifies, records, collects, preserves, manages and provides access to Iowa's historical resources. Its dual mission of preservation and education serves Iowans of all ages, conducts and stimulates research, disseminates information, and encourages and supports historical preservation and education efforts of others throughout the state. Visit www.iowahistory.org or call 515-281-5111 for more information.