A Coca-Cola Christmas - Now thru Jan 6
Coca-Cola and Christmas go together like Louisville Slugger and baseball. That's why they've joined together to create a new exhibiton celebrating the holiday season.
A Coca-Cola Christmas is open now through January 6 and showcases 75 years of enchanting art and rare artifacts direct from Coke's exclusive collection.
Visitors can explore and discover original Coca-Cola artwork, memorabilia, artifacts, advertising and hands-on fun. The exhibit features two beloved holiday icons - Santa Claus and the Polar Bears.
The exhibit features original oil paintings from one of the greatest illustrators of the 20th century, Haddon Sundblom. Painting Santa portraits for Coca-Cola advertising from 1931 to 1964, he is credited with helping shape the modern image of Santa that is known around the world. Before “The Coca-Cola Santa,” there was no single interpretation of Santa Claus that was globally recognized as Sundblom’s portraits are today.
Also on display is a rare Coca-Cola polar bear advertisement from 1922. This original artwork from France was the first time the polar bear appeared in Coca-Cola advertising. A Coca-Cola Christmas will also include special guest appearances by the official Coca-Cola Polar Bear mascot. The fun and furry mascot will make regular appearances at the exhibit beginning on Saturday, December 14th.
A Coca-Cola Christmas is included in the cost of museum admission. A Coca-Cola Christmas is in the first year of a two-year run at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory during the holiday season.