Historical Museum continues "Breakfast with Santa" tradition

For immediate release October 29, 2007


Contact: Jeff Morgan, Jeff.Morgan@iowa.gov, (515) 281-3858

(DES MOINES) – The State Historical Museum continues a beloved holiday tradition in December when it offers "Breakfast with Santa," Saturdays, Dec. 8 and 15. Families and children are invited to be inspired by the magic of the season and fill their bellies with a hearty breakfast before Santa makes his grand entrance.

"Breakfast with Santa" will be held 9-11 a.m. both days at the State Historical Museum, 600 E. Locust in Des Moines' Historic East Village. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children 12 and younger or free for children 2 and younger and may be purchased at www.iowatix.com or by calling (515) 277-3727. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. All tickets must be purchased in advance.

Café Baratta's will serve a kid-friendly breakfast buffet while local musician Frank Strong plays acoustic seasonal music. Santa and Mrs. Claus will join the children and engage them in reading traditional holiday tales from all over the globe.

Children, with accompanying adult, may visit the Elves Workshop where they can make gifts for friends or family members, get temporary tattoos, make holiday cards and more. The Gingerbread House will also be in the atrium for children to walk through.

Guests are invited to bring a new or gently used children's book to receive 10 percent off in the Museum Store for unique gift purchases. Children will receive a special gift as 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.



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