As we move into the Christmas season we are celebrating some traditions we have at the museum.

This week we held our annual Volunteer Christmas Lunch. Dozens of those who help us put on programming, complete restorations and just generally help out around the museum, took part. Our thanks to 418 Squadron Association for helping with the food, especially Linda Forbes and her team who put on a spread of turkey with all the trimmings befitting the occasion.

“I would like to thank all of the volunteers for all the countless hours you have invested here at the museum,” Executive Director Jean Lauzon told the crowd. “It’s because of these dedicated souls that we enjoy the museum as what it is today.”


Another regular tradition is our gift shop sale. Item at the store are 20 per cent off until the end of the year, with T-shirts 40 per cent off. Be sure to stop in to complete your gift list for that aviation enthusiast in your family.

And we are taking this holiday opportunity to remember those who are not as fortunate. From December 13 to 20, we are offering half-price admission to all those who bring a non-perishable item for the Edmonton Food Bank


We will also be offering a Christmas-themed kid’s drop-in program on Sunday December 17. It’s designed for children ages 2-6 and runs from 1pm to 2pm. The program is free with regular adult admission. This will be the last drop-in program for the year. We will resume again in the new year. Watch our Facebook page for dates and details about the programs.

And remember, the museum is open during the holiday break and it’s always a good place to bring the family for a fun and educational activity.

Our holiday schedule is as follows:

  • Sunday Dec 24 (Christmas Eve) open 10am to 3pm
  • Monday December 25 and 26 (Christmas Day and Boxing Day) closed
  • Wednesday Dec 27 – Friday Dec 29 open 10am to 4pm
  • Saturday Dec 30 open 10am to 5pm
  • Sunday December 31 (New Years Eve) open 10am to 3pm
  • Monday Jan 1 (New Years Day) closed
  • Tuesday  January 2 to Friday Jan 5 open 10am to 4pm
  • Saturday January 6 and Sunday January 7 open 10am to 5pm

We want to take this opportunity to wish all our supporters a very happy holiday season. And thanks for helping make 2017 one of our most successful years ever.