Hershey is a short drive from Lancaster County and well worth the trip! Our celebration will get you into the holiday spirit with dozens of decorated Christmas trees, unusual vehicles, vintage toys and cars, Hess Toy Truck display, Model Train exhibits, Sammy the 29ft., 21 ton snow plow, Grinch Scavenger Hunt and much more!
We’ve got a few new surprises for 2015!
First, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – the US National Broadway Tour prop car! Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is based upon a vintage racing car that was featured in many forms including the original novel by Ian Fleming, movie and stage productions. The inspiration for Chitty came from early racing cars and the sound that these cars made as they were started which sparked the idea for the name.
This prop car has many interesting details and functioning stage tricks. It has 15 separate circuits which control the car’s own theatrical lighting, both interior and exterior. The tires tilt 45 degrees and rotate and of course she has her wings! There will be sessions planned where guests will be able to see the operation of some of these tricks during the time the car is on display – check back for specific dates/times of these demos. This fascinating vehicle is on loan from Mr. Tony Garofalo who has been a life-long collector of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang memorabilia ever since he saw the movie at its premiere showing, Christmas 1968 at Radio City Music Hall. Along with this prop car there will be additional memorabilia items on display including several toy versions of the famous Chitty flying car made by both the Corgi British toys 1968, 1:43 scale model and the beautiful Stevenson Toy company released in 2005 for the Broadway stage theatrical production 1:18 scale model toy car along with photos of Tony Garofalo with Dick Van Dyke and the famous movie Clown Costume to name a few. For additional information about Chitty and her owner, Tony Garofalo, please visit www.StrawberryFieldsTheTribute.com.
Have you ever dreamed of a life-sized pedal car? We’ve got one! This is a one of a kind creation has a body made from fiberglass with a steel under structure. The creator, Dan Hryhorcoff, decided to copy a recognizable toy car and make it full size. This car is made with inspiration of the “Murray General” pedal car, also known as the “Murray Sad Face”. Even more amazing is that this pedal car is drivable! A 1997 V6 3 litre Ford Ranger as the donor vehicle. The necessary parts were stripped down to separate components, cleaned and reassembled in an arrangement suitable for the pedal car dimensions and structure. The body was created in sections first sculpted in styrofoam and plaster ( in the positive). Then fiberglass molds were made for (the negatives) from these sculptings. From those molds came the fiberglass panels (the positives) that make up the car body.
Also new this year good things come in small packages – It’s a Small World: Micro & Mini car exhibit!
Each year we partner with schools in the community to have students decorate a themed Christmas Tree with ornaments they create. Vote on their favorite when you visit – the top 3 schools will receive gift cards thanks to our sponsor PNC Bank.
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