Santa ClausFarmingdale, NY – The American Airpower Museum (AAM) will hold its annual Winter Hangar Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, December 17, 2023, from 9:00 until 11:00 a.m.  Come and participate in a fun community event for the entire family.  Hangar 3 will be decked out with Christmas decorations, plus they’ll be photo ops with Santa and Mrs. Claus all day, so bring your cameras!  Enjoy hot pancakes with butter, maple syrup, sausages and beverages.  The AAM Holiday Tram will also take adults and children for rides around the Hangar’s ramp, weather permitting.  Breakfast is $15 for adults and $10 for children.

Breakfast is from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. only, not all day.  Advance ticket sales only, so please call to make reservations for one of two seatings.  For reservations call (631) 293-6398, Wednesday through Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., visit our website at, or visit AAM at Hangar 3, 1230 New Highway, Farmingdale during normal working hours.  Join our breakfast fundraiser and support the Museum’s mission to preserve American military aviation history!

After breakfast, your family can discover the history of military aviation and explore dozens of exhibits, including five of America’s most famous WWII military aircraft, the North American B-25 Mitchell Bomber and P-51 Mustang, the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk (Flying Tiger), Grumman’s TBM Avenger Torpedo Bomber and the Douglas C-47B Skytrain, plus Cold War era jets by Republic Aviation like the F-105 Thunderchief and A-10 Thunderbolt or Warthog, also known as the “Tank Buster!”

Reservations not needed to visit AAM and take photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus until 3:30 p.m.  In that case, admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and veterans, $10 for children ages 5-12.  


Caption:  Santa Claus Welcomes Guests by AAM's Curtiss P-40 "Flying Tiger" Warhawk (Photo by AAM)

The American Airpower Museum is an aviation museum located on the landmarked former site of Republic Aviation at Republic Airport, Farmingdale, NY.  The Museum maintains a collection of aviation artifacts and an array of operational aircraft spanning the many years of the aircraft factory's history.  The Museum is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Educational Foundation Chartered by the New York State Board of Regents.


Robert F. Salant, Public Affairs, (516) 328-3959, (718) 791-4758,