There's a variety of festive activities to keep you entertained, should you find yourself in an airport this Holiday season.
Heathrow is getting in the festive spirit with select restaurants offering free meals for kids, visits from Pingu, The Snowman and Peppa Pig, with Santa and his elves distributing lollies to those who have been good this year. Heathrow has created bespoke boiled lollies in the form of turkey, sage and onion stuffing and Christmas pudding. Aptly named Boarding Bon Bons, the Christmas pudding has hints of brandy butter, raisin and Christmas spices while the turkey with sage and onion stuffing, taste surprisingly like a Christmas meal.
Vancouver International Airport
YVR will be promoting the sounds of the Vancouver Opera, Jennifer Scott Duo, Steinway Young Artists Program, St Andrews School Choir and Clare Brett’s Mrs Claus Musical Christmas Show to name a few. Save your gift wrapping for after you check-in and have them wrapped for free in a number of locations throughout the airport.
Singapore Changi Airport
Named the World’s Best Airport for the fifth time at this year’s Skytrax World Airport Awards, Singapore’s Changi Airport has gone all out with some unique Christmas activities. Changi’s Christmas Wonderland is an interactive, multi-sensory show the kids will love. It even snows for around eight minutes. Roving stiltwalkers, puppets, magic shows, jumping castles, storytelling and exquisite decorations top off meet and greets with Mickey Mouse and his friends
Hong Kong International Airport
Hong Kong International Airport features a 16 metre tall Swarovski Christmas tree in Terminal 1. Spanning two levels, both arrival and departure halls, the tree is made up of over a million glittering Swarovski crystals from Austria. For the kids, ‘A Beary White Christmas’ featuring the characters from local illustrator Bigsoil, welcome holiday travellers in front of a giant Christmas box. And for the first time ever, a state-of-the-art light show will be operating through the departure concourse.
Three weeks of Yuletide cheer and activities has been planned for visitors to Frankfurt airport. The check-in halls already decked in festive lights and decorations. The sounds of “angel choirs” will be heard throughout public areas. FRA’s shops and restaurants will be featuring Christmas gift ideas, special offers and menus. Staff will be handling out Christmas shopping vouchers to visitors and also inviting them to take part in games that offer the chance to win instant prizes.
Finnair’s choir surprised passengers with a flash mob to launch the festive season in mid-November. This far north, and on Santa’s home turf, it’s not surprising that Santa is the most authentic and believable you’re likely to come across. Look for the freshly made mulled wine, cinnamon buns and other seasonal delicacies. This video was also filmed at Helsinki airport.