Cars & Christmas In Hershey at the AACA Museum, Inc.

Dates:  November 17, 2018 – January 6, 2019

Save up to $6.00 on your visit!   See our coupon below.

Hershey, Pennsylvania is a short drive from Lancaster County and well worth the trip!  Our celebration of cars and Christmas will get you into the holiday spirit with dozens of decorated Christmas trees, special 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!

Grinch & Max Scavenger Hunt – Please help us find the Grinch and his dog Max in the Museum. They’ve escaped, and we need to make sure they’re not causing mischief! To do that we need you to find them all scattered through the Museum. There will be a little treat for you on your way out as a thank you for all your help.  Help us find all the Grinches this holiday season!

Grinch on a Motorbike

We’ve got a few new surprises for 2018!

We have several wonderful featured exhibits for you to enjoy during your visit:

Land Yachts:  Postwar American Luxury Convertibles

On view through April 28, 2019

1954 Packard Convertible_Land_Yachts Chrysler Imperial

This exhibit showcases the beauty and the glamour of the full-size American convertibles built from the immediate post-WWII years through 1976 when Cadillac produced what was then believed to be the last American convertible.

 During this era, the convertible symbolized youth, freedom, and the joys of the open road.   Convertible drivers appeared to be unencumbered by the practicalities of ordinary life.  They enjoyed seeing what was around them and also enjoyed being seen.   The cars conveyed a glamorous image, even attracting some drivers who rarely put the top down, but enjoyed the status of driving a convertible.   Public figures favored convertibles to be visible to the public, including President Eisenhower’s ride in a 1953 Cadillac Eldorado during his inaugural parade.   And for most of this period, the traditional full-sized American cars got progressively larger and more luxurious, hence the description “Land Yachts.”

Dodge Brothers Display

Dodge Brothers Display Dodge Brothers Display

Four different Dodge Brothers vehicles are on view in the Williams-Clyne Gallery courtesy of the Mid-Atlantic Region of the Dodge Brothers Club.     Dodge Brothers manufactured vehicles from 1914 – 1938 and the display will showcase the diversity of the various body types that were available.    Styles included the early vehicles, commercial vehicles, and vehicles that would appeal to the foreign market such as Australia which was an essential component of their business.  These vehicles will be on view through April 28, 2018.

 

The Historic Vehicle Association (HVA) now has an ongoing display here at the AACA Museum, Inc. with the ability to share a variety of historically significant vehicles throughout the year with visitors to the Museum.

Currently on view is the iconic Ernie’s Taxi from the holiday classic “It’s A Wonderful Life.”

Ernies Taxi from "It's A Wonderful Life"

Be sure to see more on other current exhibits here>

There are many interactive exhibit elements, event cars you can get into and pretend to drive.   We have lots ot enterain visitors of all ages and interests!   Guests can also register in advance to take a hot air balloon ride over Hershey, PA!   This is a new option for this year but is weather dependent.

 

 

Help Us Give Back – In the true spirit of the season, The AACA Museum, Inc. at Hershey is teaming up with Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and Toys for Tots for a food and toy “drive” throughout the holidays. Central Pennsylvania’s Food Bank is a non-profit organization that helps provide food to over 55,000 people in need every week. You can help by donating non-perishable food items or by giving financially. With access to the wholesale distribution market, Central PA Food Bank can stretch each dollar you donate. For every $1 donated, the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank can provide six meals to hungry individuals. The AACA Museum will also be collecting new, unwrapped toys for children up to age 16 in support of Toys for Tots.

Vintage El Camino Food Drive AACA Museum

 

 

Print your coupon for $1.00 Off each admission – then visit the main website for more details on the AACA Museum, Inc. at Hershey!   Interesting displays and activities for every age and interest!AACA Museum Exhibits_Education PhotosOpen Daily:   9:00 AM – 5:00 PMClosed:  December 24, 25 & January 1.
Please print this coupon voucher and redeem at the AACA Museum Ticket CounterSAVE up to $6.00 Off Admission!Valid for $1.00 off each admission for up to 6 guests when visiting at the same time.   Not valid in combination with any other special events or special admission days.# Guests ________________          Zip Code:  __________________Coupon Code:  Lancaster Christmas EmailValid through February 28, 2019.
The AACA Museum is CLOSED on December 24 & 25, January 1.