Munich Airport's Winter Market is back, offering entertainment, family fun, unique gift items and seasonal foods and drinks to passengers, visitors and staff. The 17th edition of the popular event will open on November 21, 2015, once again turning the covered open space of the Munich Airport Center between the two terminals into an enchanted winter wonderland. Visitors can enjoy open-air Christmas shopping while strolling among the more than 46 stands offering gift ideas and seasonal treats. The centerpiece again this year is the big skating rink with the adjacent ice surface for Bavaria's unique version of curling.
As always, this year's Winter Market will feature a program of fun events with plenty of variety: On opening day the "forum2 Big Band" and "Mr. Zig Zag" will provide musical entertainment. On Saturday, November 28, just in time for the Advent season, materials, work tables and expert help will be available from 1:00 to 4:00 pm for Winter Market visitors who want to try their hand at making their own Advent wreaths. On St. Nicholas Day (Sunday, December 6th), the jolly saint him-self will make a personal appearance in the MAC Forum at 2:00 pm to hand out presents to the little ones. Another highlight: On Saturday, December 19th, visitors can watch Germany' top figure skaters perform dazzling moves on the ice. Afterwards the rink will be open to everyone for an evening of skating to live music. And finally, four days ahead of Christmas Eve, starting at noon, children can design, color and fold their own wish lists as they wait in anticipation for the traditional Christ Child visit.
For aviation fans of all ages, this year's Winter Market has a special treat in store: Every day Munich Airport's popular 50-minute twilight tours of the runways, fire stations, cargo terminal and maintenance hangars will depart hourly from the MAC. Special children's tours will take place on Sundays at 4:30 pm. Tickets are available at the Winter Market.
The Winter Market will close its doors this year on December 27, and will be open daily until then from 11.00 a.m. until 9.00 p.m. except on Christmas Eve (December 24th), when all of the stands and the airport's shops will be open only until 5.00 p.m.