This is usually one of our favourite blogs of the year; marvelling at the creative genuis the airports come up with to make their passengers feel extra festive. 2020 may be a little different for obvious reasons, but we wanted to kepe the Christmas spirit alive so we are revisting the airports of last year and se what they’re doing this year…where they can!
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Our European neighbours have shown how it’s done with a great array of Christmas lights on show at the main terminal. The tree’s looking great again this year but we’re a little sad that Father Christmas isn’t wondering through the baggage reclaim hall with last minute prezzies this time!
Orlando International Airport
Across the pond this time to Orlando International Airport who has a stand out Christmas theme that’s certainly attracted the attention of its passengers! Many travellers are keen to snap a pic in front of the wonderful tree sitting in the terminal; their 40ft wonder has made a return for this year.
Changi Airport is arguably the prettiest looking airport for Christmas lights in Asia. This year, they’ve opted for Christmas in Dinoland for those travelling through T3; giant dinosaurs, snow adventures…what’s not to love?!
Atlanta airport is full of festivity with its beautiful Christmas tree and people dressing up to sing along to various events taking place throughout the festive period!
— Atlanta Airport (@ATLairport) December 3, 2019
Vancouver International Airport
If you thought the previous ones were cool, just wait to see what Vancouver International Airport have put on for their passengers to help bring them into the festive spirit.
Last year they had the YVR cabin where they created an upside-down west coast chalet! Fear not though, there’s loads of stunning spots around the airport for the perfect insta-worthy airport pictures this year!
Representing APS’ local airport, Heathrow yet again have put on a great display for their travellers in the month of December.
Happy Saturday! We're getting ready for the festive period ✨🎁🎄
Will you pass through this winter? pic.twitter.com/03Mw1CNW1d
— Heathrow Airport (@HeathrowAirport) November 30, 2019
Charles de Gaulle Airport
Last year was trees galore in Paris! A noticeable number of fantastic arrangements were dotted around the site, one of note being around the retail spaces, where they had combined green leaves with the brands and companies available at the terminal. Travel trinkets and other high-end accessories could be found hanging in replacement of some of the more traditional baubles.
— Paris Aéroport (@ParisAeroport) December 4, 2019
Hong Kong International Airport
Back to Asia, where last year in Hong Kong they really pushed the boat out with an amazing tunnel of light which could been seen stretching across the terminal building. Not only did they also have a great tree, but life size Santas could be seen catching the attention of the younger passengers who are encapsulated by the Christmas feeling.
Over to Switzerland where Zurich Airport really treated their passengers to a great array of Christmas themes last year; a huge tree and more lights lining the escalators really got us feeling even more merry. This year they’ve opted for a tree made up of pimk disco balls, festove music ans mulled wine, of course!
Denver International Airport
Don’t underestimate the creative abilities of Denver International Airport. Last year, you could enjoy the company of the foliage animals once you’d tired yourself out on the fully operational ice rink! Think of it as the little holiday before your main trip away…
We know this Christmas, and our travel habits, are a little different this year, but we hope that wherever your travels take you over the near future and into 2021, you stay safe and well and get to enjoy some festivities! Here’s to a more positive 2021!
We would love to know if you have seen any of these in person, or if we’ve missed an airport who’s done the Christmas fairies proud. Make sure to drop us a tweet letting us know @airportparkshop – Merry Christmas!