As Christmas rolls around, so does the festive decorations around the world. Every city tries to embrace the spirit of the holidays differently, but one thing is common – that Christmas brings people together.
It is a truly magical period when homes, Christmas Markets, shopping centers and airports are bright and cheerful with Christmas spirit.
Wait, What? Airports? Yes, You‘ve heard that right – even airports are decorated to celebrate the happiest period of the year! Without further ado, here are the Top 10 airports which are extra festive!
Before every Christmas, Vancouver International airport holds an Annual Holiday Hamper Drive where every filled hamper provides a family in need with food, like turkey and vegetables.
Thus, the airport showcases the true spirit of Christmas – gifting happiness to others. The program, running since 2011, has already collected over 4500 meals and provided food to families in need.
Every year Denver International sets up an Ice Skating Rink for everyone to enjoy!
The skating rink is free and above all, the airport holds performances on the rink. A local figure skating club is always present and this year, Maddison Bullock, a celebrity figure skater will appear at the ice rink!
While every year Helsinki Airport is decorated beautifully, this year the airport has decided to take a stance. It is celebrating Christmas with Mrs. Claus to support equal opportunities for girls around the world.
Similarly, the airport offers free gift wrapping for passengers and many fun events in December. Above all, you have a chance to meet Santa, as he roams around Helsinki Airport!
It is as if the synonym for Christmas Market is Germany – every city in the country has one. The airports are no exception and Munich Airport takes it to the next level. The absolutely stunning Christmas Market is returning for the 20th year in a row! Apart from the usual activities in a Christmas market, you can skate in an ice rink, listen to music from local artists and participate in other fun events!
Schiphol goes extra during the festive period – you can barely recognize the airport during Christmas! Schiphol always has a beautiful Christmas tree and stunning decorations. So, when you travel, you know that Schiphol will always lift your festive spirits up!
This holiday season Changi has decided to take it to the next level. Besides having the usual Christmas decorations, the airport has set up Harry Potter themed installations!
Christmas and Harry Potter? Count us in!
One word is enough to describe Christmas at Orlando – huge. The Christmas tree they set up is absolutely massive and you physically cannot miss it. Even though sometimes less is more, this is not the case this time.
The Christmas tree is absolutely stunning. Let the pictures speak for themselves!
Every year Heathrow delivers something that sticks with us forever. While festive decorations are great to look at, the Heathrow Bears melt our hearts. The heartwarming adverts deliver yet again!
Besides the adverts, Heathrow has delivered something that is equally festive – a gingerbread model of Heathrow! Partnered with Candice Brown, the Great British Bake Off winner, the airport has surprised passengers with a tasty 50kg gingerbread Heathrow (do not eat it though – we are not responsible for any consequences if you do try!).
The best part? The model features Doris and Edward Bair, the bears from the advert!
Well, okay – we are reaching a bit here, but for a good reason.
The City of Chicago runs a festive train to O’Hare, so it does count! The train, called the Polar Express, is absolutely magnificent – covered in Christmas lights, bows and Candy canes, your ride to the airport will be as festive as ever.
Moreover, not only you will have the most memorable ride, but you will also get a sleigh bell to remember the experience!
During the Christmas period, this is a road where you would not mind getting stuck in traffic. The whole path is lit up with festive lights and the rows of Christmas trees are something that you do not want to take your eyes off!
So, if you are going away from home on the festive season, be sure to travel through these airports!
And above all, enjoy the holidays!