Festival of Planes
27 Navigator Rd
Londonderry, NH 03053
It’s a new holiday exhibit designed to make your imagination take flight.
The Festival of Planes, a display of more than 3,000 vintage aviation toys and model aircraft, will open on Friday, Nov. 29 at the Aviation Museum of New Hampshire, and remain open through the holiday season.
The walk-through exhibit features aviation-themed toys, models, puzzles, and promotional items from throughout the 20th century, from the Wright Brothers to such sci-fi favorites as Star Trek, Star Wars, and more.
Also on display will be vintage aircraft piloted by celebrities including Bugs Bunny, Mickey Mouse, Elmo, and Barbie.
The exhibit, a combination of several collections as well as items from the Aviation Museum’s own archives, will use toys and model aircraft to trace aviation history from the beginning of powered flight through to the present day.
The Festival of Planes exhibit of aviation toys and model aircraft is included with museum admission.
The museum is open Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sundays 1 to 4 p.m. In addition, the museum will be open from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays during the holiday season for evening viewing of the Festival of Planes.
The walk-through exhibit is designed to be an immersive experience, complete with Christmas trees, a fire-placed living room, and a starry winter sky filled with model planes flying overhead. Whenever possible, toys will be displayed with their original packaging.