MUNICH (MunichNOW News) — Starting at the end of last week,  the MAC Forum has once again been transformed into an enchanted winter wonderland.

Between the two terminals more than 40 market stalls will await international travelers and visitors from the surrounding area with gift ideas and seasonal foods and drinks.

This year’s ice skating and curling rink is even bigger, and once again a strong line-up of bands and entertainers will take the stage. There are also a few surprises and exchanges in store for passengers and visitors. They include a large and small ice slide in the Airbräu beer garden, and entertaining movies every Monday with highlights from the history of cinema.

 The Winter Market will end this year on December 28, and will be open daily from 11.00 a.m. until 9.00 p.m., except on Christmas Eve (Dec. 24), when the stands will close at 5.00 p.m.

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ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS
The program at this year’s Winter Market features exciting new activities and events.

On Mondays it’s movie time at 6.30 p.m., with movie classics screened for film fans on the MetaTwist Tower.

On Tuesdays, it’s all about the kids, with activities offered in Kinderland from 2–5 p.m., including treasure hunts, face painting, and arts and crafts workshops (registration at Kinderland required).

The Thursday activities start with the family-friendly Winter Olympics, starting at 4.00 p.m., featuring a sliding contest on the ice slide and human bowling. Then, at 6.00 p.m., an after-work ice disco will start on the skating rink, with the DJs from the radio station Rock Antenne setting the tone.

From Friday to Sunday, skaters can enjoy live musical acts on the stage, with something for every taste, from rock to swing to jazz.

And naturally it wouldn’t be a Winter Market without wreath workshops and the traditional visits from St. Nicholas and the Christ Child.

SPECIAL EVENTS AT THE WINTER MARKET
Nov. 22, 2014 Opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics at 4 p.m., Ice Disco as of 6 p.m., and X Factor contestants “Nica & Joe” live on stage at 7.30 p.m.
Nov. 23, 2014 Prize draw for “This one’s on Munich Airport!” starting at 6.00 p.m.
Nov. 28, 2014 Wreath making at 2.00 p.m.
Dec. 6, 2014 Visit by St. Nick starting at 2.00 p.m.
Dec. 14, 2014 Prize draw for “This one’s on Munich Airport!”
Dec. 20, 2014 Visit by the Christ Child starting at 2.00 p.m.
Dec. 28, 2014 Prize draw for “This one’s on Munich Airport!”
OPEN-AIR MOVIE SCHEDULE
Monday, Nov. 11, 2014 The Intouchables (FSK 6)
Monday, Dec. 1, 2014 Paris Manhattan (FSK 0)
Monday, Dec. 8, 2014 Der ganz große Traum (Lessons of a Dream) (FSK 0)
Monday, Dec. 15, 2014 A Little Bit of Heaven (FSK 6)
Monday, Dec. 22, 2014 Movie preview of “The Best of Me”
Movies starting at 6.30 p.m. Warm blankets supplied – free admission
Munich Airport accepts the FSK age group recommendations.
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
Nov. 22, 2014 Nica & Joe
Nov. 23, 2014 Gospel
Nov. 28, 2014 DJ John Munich
Nov. 29, 2014 Son Compadre
Nov. 30, 2014 ElCo Banda
Dec. 5, 2014 Ois Easy
Dec. 6, 2014 Black Jack Duo
Dec. 7, 2014 Palo Santo
Dec. 12, 2014 DJ John Munich
Dec. 13, 2014 Hellabama Honky Tonks
Dec. 14, 2014 Dylan the Rocks
Dec. 19, 2014 Gerry & Gary with their used underwear
Dec. 20, 2014 Peter Herger & Edwin Karbauer
Dec. 21, 2014 Gospel
Dec. 26, 2014 Gospel
Dec. 27, 2014 Gewinner Bandcasting
Dec. 28, 2014 Rock Antenne Band
The stage shows start at 6.00 p.m., with the gospel choir concerts, which start at 4.00 and 6.00 p.m.

HOW TO GET HERE

By car:
Follow the signs for München Airport Center / Parkhaus P20. In this parking area you can park free of charge for up to five hours (see below).

By S-Bahn rail link:
Take the S1 or S8 line to the Flughafen München station. The elevators and escalators provide convenient access to the München Airport Center Forum.

By bus:
From Freising, take bus number 635.

Coming from Landshut and Ingolstadt, you can get here with the Airport Linie (www.airport-linie.de) and the Ingolstadt Airport Express (www.kvb.ingolstadt.de).
PARKING
Visitors to the Winter Market can park in the P20 carpark free of charge for up to five hours.

Here’s how to validate your parking ticket:
1. Take a parking ticket at the entrance to the P20 carpark.
2. With your parking ticket, you can ask for a time credit ticket for up to five hours at any market stall during the Winter Market opening times.
3. Insert your parking ticket in the parking pay point, followed by the time credit ticket, and remove your parking ticket.
4. Insert your parking ticket at the exit barrier and drive out.

— this article originally appeared at munich-airport.de