Santa Clause is coming to Frankfurt Airport City (IATA: FRA)! In fact, a bunch of Santa Clauses are en route to FRA, aiming to spread holiday cheer throughout the terminals – part of the festivities, shopping specials and more at Germany’s busiest airport. With their long white beards and dressed up in red outfits, the airport says these jolly Santas will be carrying sacks full of tasty treats for passengers during December. Children and adults alike will be able to savour free gingerbread cookies to be handed out to passengers and visitors. Transformed into a gigantic Christmas Market, the departure halls and piers have already been festively decorated.
Fraport says its shops located before and after the security checkpoints amount to more than 300 outlets. It is encouraging potential customers to: “start early,” by checking out stores’ selections and specials online at www.frankfurt-airport.com: simply click on the language of your choice at the upper right, and then click on the
“Shopping” tab. The airport is providing Christmas shopping leaflets in five different languages throughput its terminals as well as €10-euro (US$13.5) vouchers to use at FRA.
On Christmas Eve, the shops in the terminals will stay open until 18:00, for last-minute shopping and a voucher for two hours of free parking at the airport is available in the December issue of Journal Frankfurt, a German-language city magazine for the region.
From December 2 to 20, the sounds of the holiday season will fill FRA’s terminal piers and transit areas. An organ grinder will wander from gate to gate. A trio of orchestral string players will perform classical music. The three-woman singing group known as Engelsgleich (Angelic) will entertain travellers with popular Christmas carols. Another special holiday highlight will be the Lufthansa choir called Angels on Air, performing on December 11.
These FRA Christmas activities are all examples of the initiatives being offered under FRA’s: “Great to Have You Here!” quality service programme, launched by Fraport AG to enhance the overall experience of passengers transferring and departing via Frankfurt.