Children’s Museum Jingle Bell Express: Not Your Typical Holiday Journey
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Children’s Museum of New Hampshire
Contact: Neva Cole, Communications Director
6 Washington Street
Dover, NH 03820
Children’s Museum Jingle Bell Express:
Not Your Typical Holiday Journey
(Dover NH – November 27, 2017) – The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire’s third annual Jingle Bell Express is not your typical holiday kids program. Families who participate will don their PJs and board a giant C&J double-decker bus, decked out with holiday decorations, and driven by the jolliest bus driver you’ll ever meet. He will take families on a carol-filled, meandering ride to Dover’s Cochecho Country Club, where kids will warm up by a giant fireplace, while listening to the classic children’s book, “The Polar Express” by Chris Van Allsburg (copyright 1985) read by an animated elf, also known as Meredith Lamothe, the museum’s Early Childhood & Literacy Coordinator. Then while families are enjoying refreshments, they’ll get a visit from a special guest. This special guest will consult his list and call each child up by name to receive a keepsake gift, and pose for family photos. Then a happy, well fed and excited bus full of families will make their way back to the Children’s Museum to play in all the exhibits and do some special holiday crafts.
“This time of year can be so magical for kids,” shared Meredith Lamothe. “We are so honored to be a small part of these families’ holiday traditions and to be able to offer them something unique like Jingle Bell Express.”
This program is scheduled for Saturdays, December 2 and 9, 4 times a day, however some time slots have already sold out. Still available are Saturday, December 2 at 10:30am-11:30am, noon-1pm or 1:30-2:30pm or Saturday December 9 from noon-1pm. The cost per person is $25 and children ages two and under are free (but they must sit on a parents’ lap during the journey). Ticket sales end for each date the Friday before the program, at 5pm. Jingle Bell Express is made possible through a sponsorship by C&J Bus Lines, the Cocheco Country Club and our premier sponsor Federal Savings Bank.
To learn more or to purchase tickets, visit www.childrens-museum.org.
About the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire
The not-for-profit Children’s Museum of New Hampshire is located at 6 Washington Street in Dover and offers two levels of hands-on, interactive exhibits for children from newborn to middle school. Children can explore a wide range of subjects, from dinosaurs, music and aeronautics to world cultures, art and natural history. Open year-round, the Silver LEED-certified museum specializes in creating memorable family learning experiences and works closely with schools, social service agencies and educators. The museum also hosts a variety of live performances, workshops, classes and special events for families. For more information, please call the museum at (603) 742-2002 or visit www.childrens-museum.org