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Holiday Happenings at The Tech

Press Release Date 
Thursday, December 4, 2003
San Jose, Ca. — The Tech Museum of Innovation is getting into the spirit this season with a wealth of downtown holiday programs and activities. Just to name a few:
  • First ever IMAX animated holiday feature film, Santa Vs. The Snowman
  • Extended hours for museum galleries and IMAX dome theater
  • Innovative, inexpensive holiday gifts in Bay Area's favorite Tech Store
  • $2 off at Downtown Ice when you show a recent ticket stub or membership card from The Tech
"There's such a wealth of activities in San Jose this holiday season, and we're really delighted to add to the energy in the air," said The Tech's President and CEO Peter Giles. "We couldn't be happier to complement visitors' experiences in the downtown area this season by keeping our museum galleries open later and offering the very clever film Santa Vs. The Snowman in our IMAX dome!" Santa Vs. The Snowman Santa Vs. The Snowman, IMAX's first ever animated holiday feature, brings the tale of a snowman who is swept away by the magical wonders of Santa's Village, but is jealous of all the attention St. Nick gets during the most wonderful time of the year. In an effort to take over Christmas for himself, the lonely snowman stages an attack on Santa and his elves using hilarious holiday innovations such as hot chocolate squirt guns. A magically visual ride, Santa Vs. The Snowman was created by Steve Oedekerk, the Academy Award nominated creator/producer of Jimmy Neutron, and features the voices of celebrated Emmy Award-winning comic Jonathan Winters, Ben Stein and Victoria Jackson. Filmgoers will be immersed in Northern California's only IMAX Dome Theater, featuring an eight-story, giant domed screen and six-channel, digital wrap-around sound with 12,000 watts of power from 44 speakers. The theater offers 295 special reclining seats that accentuate the feeling of being "in" the movie. Holiday Hours December 20 through January 4 2004, The Tech Museum of Innovation will offer extended holiday hours for its exhibit galleries, retail store and Hackworth IMAX Dome Theater. For a complete listing of holiday season exhibit gallery hours, visit INSERT FROM CHRIS (this??…) For a complete listing of retail store hours, visit INSERT FROM CHRIS For a complete listing of IMAX movie times through the holiday season, visit Tickets to museum galleries and IMAX are $9, $8 and $7 each for general admission, seniors and children, respectively. Combo tickets (galleries and one IMAX film) are available for $16, $15, $13 for general admission, seniors and children, respectively. About The Tech Museum of Innovation Located in the heart of downtown San Jose, Silicon Valley, Calif., The Tech Museum of Innovation, a non-profit organization, engages people of all ages and backgrounds in exploring and experiencing the technologies affecting their lives and aims to inspire the young to become innovators in the technologies of the future. For more information, visit or call (408) 294-TECH.