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Frankfurt Airport's Christmas Market is Worth a Long Layover

December 5, 2013 at 8:30 AM | by | Comments (0)

With security lines, crowds, and other less than awesome features—an airport isn’t necessarily the best place to welcome the holiday season. Some airports are looking to change this, however, and one in particular has embraced the holiday spirit in grand style. Germany's Frankfurt Airport is the must-visit airport for December, as they've installed a full-on Weihnachtsmarkt, or Christmas Market.

FRA is boasting decorations, trees, lights, and all of the usual holiday trimmings as they do their best to bring a traditional German holiday market atmosphere right to the terminals. The over 300 shops and restaurants at the airport are in the holiday spirit with Christmas specials and other deals and, on Christmas Eve, many of the stores will even stay open later than usual—just in case you need one more thing for that special someone.

A team of Santa Clauses has already arrived at the airport, and they're welcoming travelers throughout December with enjoy plenty of free gingerbread cookies. We don’t know about you, but we’d gladly carry on a few of those as an in-flight snack.

Other seasonal goodies include plenty of live music, with orchestral string players, singers and carolers, and even a street organist wandering between the gates. So, if you’re heading to or through Frankfurt this month, be sure to put the iPad down and enjoy the surroundings before it's time to fly.

[Photo: FRA Airport / Facebook>]

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