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At many of the museums on the New Hampshire Heritage Museum Trail, which stretches across the central and eastern part of the Granite State, the holidays represent their busiest and most fun time.

At the Aviation Museum of NH in Londonderry, Santa Claus and his elf plan to drop by for story time on Saturday, December 16 at 11 a.m.

“They will have a treat for each child, and all are welcome to stay for holiday treats in our classroom following their visit,” said Executive Director Jessica Pappathan. “Museum members and children under 12 receive free admission.”

To learn more about the Aviation Museum of NH, visit www.aviationmuseumofnh.org.

For children who cannot wait until December 16 to see Santa, the Millyard Museum in Manchester will host a Holiday Open House from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 2.

In addition to a special appearance by Santa from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon, younger guests may enjoy storytelling and holiday crafts while people of all ages will appreciate the raffles, games, cookies and cider. Admission is free to the museum for this event.

Guests can also shop for the holidays in the Museum Shop, which features historical books, locally made products, and unique collectible brass ornaments, including the new “Amoskeag Millyard” ornament.

Members of the Manchester Historic Association receive an extra 10% discount at the Museum Shop on this day only (at least 20% off all shop items). For more information, visit, www.manchesterhistoric.org.

With numerous events, exhibits and programs for all ages, the NH Heritage Museum Trail expects close to 250,000 visitors by the end of this year. Search for ‘New Hampshire Heritage Trail’ and find it on Facebook.