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Winter Market in Munich Airport Center Features Exciting New Holiday Attractions

November 26, 2014

Who would imagine an airport being a destination, and a holiday destination at that! Each year, passengers, visitors, staff at Munich Airport and area residents look forward to an annual highlight: the popular Winter Market at the Munich Airport Center (MAC), between the two terminals, from November 22 to December 28, 2014. Once again, the MAC Forum is transformed into a winter wonderland. Visitors can take a stroll among the more than 40 stands offering gift ideas and seasonal treats and enjoy the pre-Christmas sights and smells. This year’s 16th edition has a few new attractions and activities in store. It’s enough to make you want to route your holiday travel through Munich Airport!

In addition to a larger ice skating and curling rink and a line-up of live entertainment on stage, this year’s Winter Market will introduce a spectacular ice slide. The curved track, 50 meters long and five meters wide, will be set up in the Airbräu Beer Garden. Another new attraction is the open air cinema, with free showings of popular movies presented every Monday on the MetaTwist Tower starting at 6:30 p.m.

Tuesdays are all about fun and games for children, with a wide variety of activities in Kinderland from 2–5 p.m., including treasure hunts, face painting, and arts and crafts works. (Advance reservations with Kinderland are required: Tel.: 089/975-25998 or e-mail: Kicking off the Thursday activities are the “Winter Olympics”, starting at 4.00 p.m., featuring such disciplines as a sliding contest on the new ice slide. This will be followed at 6:00 p.m. by an after-work ice disco with a DJ. From Friday to Sunday, live bands will keep the skaters moving.

The Winter Market is open daily from 11 am until 9 pm, except on Christmas Eve (Dec. 24), when the stands and the airport shops close at 5 pm.

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WLCVacations Gives Last Minute Holiday Cruisers Gift of 2-for-1 Fares, Triple Savings Up to $1,000 Per Couple

November 22, 2011

WLCVacations is offering extraordinary Last Minute Savings on its 2011 Holiday River Cruises, enabling travelers to discover the magic of Europe’s legendary Christmas markets for the lowest rates. For select departures, travelers can receive 2-for-1 cruise and land prices, or Triple Savings of $1000 off per stateroom on top of $100 shipboard credit and free category upgrade.

“A Christmas market cruise is the perfect way to catch the festive spirit of the season,” said Ana Valente, president of WLCVacations. “From exciting excursions to wholesome onboard activities celebrating the magic of the season, our collection of holiday cruises has something for the whole family to enjoy.”

Guests can take advantage of the special offers and choose from an array of itineraries along the Rhine, Danube and Main Rivers through Austria, Germany, France, Hungary and Slovakia. The 2-for-1 promotion applies to the 11-day Christmas Time Cruise, which includes two nights in Prague before cruising between Nuremberg and Budapest. This cruise and land itinerary will afford holiday cruisers the opportunity to discover handmade crafts, like hand-blown ornaments in Budapest; seasonal, culinary delights such as mulled wine and gingerbread in Nuremberg; and special holiday entertainment, like classical concerts in Vienna, which boasts the largest Christmas market in the world. With the savings, fares start from $1,099 per person.

The 8-day Rhine Winter Voyage, priced at $1,699 per person after Triple Savings discount, departs from Basel and features visits to Strasbourg, the oldest Christmas market in France, and Cologne, which hosts seven markets, the most impressive being the one directly across the gothic Cathedral which displays the largest tree in the Rhineland.

Whether it’s a journey to the origin of holiday traditions, Germany, or a visit to the snow-capped fairytale in Switzerland, WLCVacations showcases an extensive selection of Europe’s greatest destinations during the holiday season.

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