Holidays at the Hangar: Indoor Winter Lights Festival

Dec 10, 2020 - Dec 28, 2020 5pm-9pm (All dates are on hold until Yamhill County is opened by State Officials)

We regret that our annual Holidays at the Hangar and Polar Express events are postponed until further notice, per the Governor’s mandates. Check back after December 17th for updated information.


We're excited to kick off this year's indoor holiday-themed light show, located inside our 110,000 square foot Aviation Museum building (the one that houses the Hughes Flying Boat Spruce Goose). We have 40+ aircraft—including the Spruce Goose—decorated with colorful LED lights, winter and holiday themed vignettes and picture points located throughout the building. Don't miss this fun, family-oriented event!   

  • Miles of lights decorated on Museum exhibits and aircraft
  • Museum Gift Store will be open during the event
  • Santa Claus available for photo opportunities
  • Fun photo opportunities throughout the Museum
  • Letter writing station: write a card/letter to our troops
  • Storytelling area

Location: Aviation Museum building


Timed admission tickets for the following sessions sold online ONLY at Ticket sales on hold until Yamhill County is reopened

Timed nightly sessions are as follows—tickets grant admission to one session only:

  • 4:15 to 5:45 PM
  • 6:00 to 7:30 PM
  • 7:45 to 9 PM 

Three sessions take place each of the following evenings:

  • Saturday, December 5
  • Friday, December 11 
  • Saturday, December 12
  • Friday, December 18
  • Saturday, December 19
  • Sunday, December 20
  • Monday, December 21
  • Saturday, December 26
  • Sunday, December 27
  • Monday, December 28

Cost: $5 per person: Adults and children 3-16. Children under age 3 are free. Free hot chocolate for ages 0-16. Ticket sales will resume November 30

Museum Member Sessions: Dec 4th, Dec 12th, Dec 19th 
The 4:15 to 5:45pm session on all three days is free to Museum Members—each Member is allowed as many guests as their membership level allows, at no cost. No additional guests will be allowed, due to strict COVID admission requirements. 

Member RSVP instructions: Members need to email with Member name and number of guests. Members will receive a confirmation email. Limit 80 guests per session. Walk-ins are not guaranteed admission if our COVID admission numbers are reached for each session. Masks are required for entry. 

Tickets cannot be purchased at the door. Admission tickets good ONLY for Holidays at the Hangar event date and time purchased. 

Your Safety is Our Priority - Important safety measures that we will be enforcing during this year's Holidays at the Hangar event:

  • Masks required of all guests
  • Social distancing and sanitation monitoring by Museum staff
  • Timed Entry: Three 1.5 hour sessions nightly with 15 minute gaps between each session for broad area cleaning/disinfecting
  • Repeated cleaning during each session on major touch points
  • 80 guests allowed per session (100 pp maximum per current health authority regulations; 20 staff/volunteers)
  • Online ticket purchases only; tickets will not be sold at the door for this event
  • Wipe stations located throughout the Museum at different touch points

Interested in becoming a sponsor for our Holidays at the Hangar event? Let us know at


  • Tommy Davis
  • Willamette Valley Railway Co.
  • Eric Baisch Jeep
  • Bob Peterman docent
  • Thursday Docent Crew
  • Bob Dean docent
  • Mary Brillas docent
  • Sue Vergara docent
  • Cecil & Ruta Warren docents
  • Nathan Labunski Photography (needs logo)
  • Gales Towing
  • Big Sky Physical Therapy
  • Sebastian A Nelson
  • Ben Erb & Bob Nall docents
  • Ben Erb & Bob Nall docents
  • and Mrs. Larry Wood USMC (ret)
  • Impact Jiu Jitsu
  • Tuesday & Thursday Docent Crews
  • Morning Thunder Café
  • H&R Block
  • Barry and Lana Brown
  • Stacey McGhehey Robeson & Graham
  • Pacific Reflex Signs
  • Mac Daddy Donuts
  • Edward Jones, Adam Standridge
  • Ewing Young Distillery
  • Civil Air Patrol
  • Mercado Abastos
  • Growlers Tap Station
  • Dave Bibbee
  • Garvin Auto Spa
  • Dudley Trucking, Gresham Oregon
  • In Honor of Rodger Neff USAF
  • Olde Stone Village
  • Oregon Health DPC
  • Rasmussen Family
  • Chuck Cook Knives
  • Ryan & P. Ramsey
  • Geraldi’s Italian Restaurant
  • Bert’s Chuck Wagon BBQ

We regret that our annual Holidays at the Hangar and Polar Express events are postponed until further notice, per the Governor’s mandates. Check back after December 17th for updated information.


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