2017 Holiday Shopping Weekends













Chicago Shopping Weekend from $189*

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3 Days/2 Nights
Friday Departures
Nov 17-19, 2017 - from $269*
Dec 1-3, 2017 - from $189*
Dec 8-10, 2017 - from $189*
Dec 15-17, 2017 - from $189*
Dec 22-24, 2017 - from $189*

Christkindlmarket Chicago - November 17 to December 24, 2017
Open daily at 1100 hrs at Daley Plaza
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The holiday season is simply not complete without a visit to a Christmas market, a steaming cup of hot chocolate in your hands, festive tunes in your ears, and an abundance of shopping opportunities for everyone on your list. You'll find it all in Chicago, where the Christmas markets make for postcard-perfect scenes.

Inspired by the Christkindlesmarkt in Nuremberg, Germany, which began in 1545, the Christkindlmarket Chicago brings a cherished German and European tradition with international flair and local charm to Chicago. Chicago's largest open-air Christmas festival was first held on Pioneer Court in 1996.

Each year, people from all over the world visit the Christkindlmarket Chicago. The outdoor market in the Chicago Loop has become so popular and loved by everyone that any Chicagoan will tell you that they could not imagine the city without it. Christkindlmarket Chicago is no longer just a German tradition, it has become a Chicago institution. The unique shopping experience, typical German food and drinks, as well as diverse holiday entertainment make the Christkindlmarket Chicago a preferred and popular destination. Admission is FREE!

CHICAGO
SHOPPING WEEKEND INCLUDES: 2 nights accommodations at the Night Hotel Theater District with private bath at hotel indicated or similar, hotel taxes and service charges. Round-trip space available interline air transportation based on non-stop flights from any east coast, northeast, southeast or mid-western city that any of these airlines depart from: JetBlue, Spirit or Southwest airlines. Add $50 for west coast, northwest or southwest departures. If a connecting city is needed, the supplement will vary based on the route, and may range from $40 to $80. Departure taxes are not included and are approximately $30 - $40. For Canadian departures, add $30 from YYZ or YUL and $60 form YYC or YVR, departure taxes vary. Domestic partner eligible on all airlines. Companion eligible on Air Canada and Spirit Airlines. Restrictions apply. Call Open Skies® for details.


Frankfurt Shopping Weekend
from $419*

5 Days/3 Nights
Thursday Departures: Nov 30, Dec 7 & Dec 14, 2017

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Weihnachtsmarkt Frankfurt - November 27 to December 22, 2017
Open Monday thru Saturday from 1000 to 2100 hrs & Sunday from 1100 to 2100 hrs
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Frankfurt Christmas market is one of the most beautiful in Hessen, and one of the oldest Christkindchesmarkets in Germany. If the Frankfurt Christmas market doesn't put you into high spirits and into a special festive mood, there won't be hardly any other Christmas market in Germany to accomplish this. Take a stroll across the market, listen to Christmas carols and church bells, smell the aroma of roasted chestnuts and almonds, cinnamon stars, mulled wine and Feuerzangenbowle. Let the charm of the Frankfurter Weihnachtsmarkt embrace you, and bring back memories of bygone days.

Today the Weihnachtsmarkt stretches from the Zeil shopping mall to the Römerberg and down to the river Main. More than 200 beautifully decorated stalls catch visitor's attention. The huge Christmas tree in front of the Römer is the pride of the locals. With thousands of lights the tree adds to the festive atmosphere of the market.

FRANKFURT
SHOPPING WEEKEND INCLUDES: Round-trip space available interline air transportation via Air Canada from any Air Canada gateway city, or Iberia Airlines from New York or Boston (add $30 from MIA or ORD and add $80 from MEX), 3 nights accommodations at the Citadines City Centre with private bath at hotel indicated or similar, hotel taxes and service charges. Domestic partner eligible. Companion eligible on Air Canada. Restrictions apply. Call Open Skies® for details. Airline departure taxes are not included and approximately $170.


Hong Kong Shopping Weekend from $529*

5 Days/3 Nights
Thursday Departures
Nov 30, 2017 - $539*
Dec 7, 2017 - $529*
Dec 14, 2017 - $529*

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Traditional German Christmas at Stanley Market - Weekends in December - Noon to 2000 hrs
See Hong Kong Christmas market for more information.

Christmas is such a wonderful time to visit Hong Kong. As if Victoria Harbour wasn't striking enough on a normal day, during holiday time it really comes to life with the glittering lights that decorate every corner of the territory. Christmas might not be a typical Chinese holiday but the territory certainly embraces any chance to celebrate, shop and enjoy great food, and Hong Kong is clearly a magnet to visitors during this season.

From unique hand crafted gifts to top quality designer goodies, get ready to rummage through Hong Kong's holiday markets this November and December. Traditional German Christmas at Stanley Market, sponsored by the German Consulate and the German Chamber of Commerce, is as close as Hong Kong can get to the real thing! Roasted chestnuts, mulled wine, sausages, handicrafts, Nutcrackers, beautiful ornaments and wonderful gifts... all in that fantastic Weihnachtsmarkt atmosphere!

There are already so many wonderful markets in Hong Kong: The Jade Market, The Ladies Market and Temple Street Night Market, all of which have fabulous items throughout the year.

HONG KONG SHOPPING WEEKEND INCLUDES: Round-trip space available interline air transportation via Air Canada from any Air Canada gateway city, 3 nights accommodations at the Harbour Plaza Metropolis with private bath at hotel indicated or similar, hotel taxes and service charges. Domestic partner eligible. Companion eligible. Restrictions apply. Call Open Skies® for details. Airline departure taxes are not included and are $100.


London Shopping Weekend
from $479*

5 Days/3 Nights
Thursday Departures: Nov 16, Nov 23, Nov 30, Dec 7, Dec 14 & Dec 21, 2017
- $479*

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Winter Wonderland runs from Nov 17, 2017 to Jan 1, 2018
See Visit London or xmas-markets.org for more Information
London's Winter Wonderland is open daily from 10am to 10pm (except on 17 November, when it opens at 5pm). Winter Wonderland is closed on Christmas Day.

Soak up the festive atmosphere at Winter Wonderland, as one of the biggest Christmas markets in London returns to the magical setting of Hyde Park. There are more than 200 wooden cabins overflowing with fantastic gift ideas; from the traditional German Christmas Market, to the alternative Angels and Fairies Markets filled with beautiful jewellery, unusual crafts, toys and more. After Christmas shopping, go for a skate on the open-air ice rink, see London sparkle from the Giant Observation Wheel, or sit back and enjoy one of Winter Wonderland's top Christmas shows.

LONDON SHOPPING WEEKEND INCLUDES: Round-trip space available interline air transportation via Air Canada from any Air Canada gateway city or Iberia Airlines from New York or Boston (add $30 from MIA or ORD and add $70 from MEX), 3 nights accommodations at the K+K George Hotel with private bath at hotel indicated or similar, hotel taxes and service charges. Domestic partner eligible. Companion eligible on Air Canada. Restrictions apply. Call Open Skies® for details. Airline departure taxes are not included and London taxes can be as high as $250.

Madrid Shopping Weekend from $379*

5 Days/3 Nights
Thursday Departures:
Nov 30, 2017 - $389*
Dec 7, 2017 - $379*
Dec 14 & 21, 2017 - $469*

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Mercado de Navidad de Plaza Mayor - December 1 to 31, 2017 - Open Monday thru Friday 1000 to 2100 and Saturday & Sunday 1000 to 2200
See Christmas Markets Madrid for more Information

Christmas time in Madrid is packed with offerings and activities for all ages. Head over to the beautiful Plaza Mayor square which hosts the city’s most popular Christmas market to purchase all kinds of Christmas decorations and figurines for the nativity scene. Across the city you will find various little markets which are great places for last-minute gift buying, including ones in Plaza de Jacinto Benavente and in Plaza de Santa Cruz.
Elaborate nativity scenes are set up around the city in churches and cultural centres like CentroCentro Cibeles (in the City Hall) and Madrid’s Royal Palace. Found in most Spanish households, these crèches illustrate scenes from the birth of Jesus, and include figures like Mary and Joseph, shepherds and angels, and the Three Kings following the Star of Bethlehem.

If you’re in the mood for shopping, you should head for the area around Puerta del Sol, Gran Vía, Plaza Mayor and Callao, where you’ll find every item on your shopping list (don’t miss the Arts and Crafts Fair at Plaza España). The Three Wise Men and Father Christmas can be found in the area collecting letters from the youngest members of the family who can then enjoy the traditional Cortylandia show on Calle Maestro Victoria.

Another must for kids are the old-fashioned merry-go-rounds and ice rinks around the centre of the city. A large part of the programme of cultural centres like Conde Duque and CentroCentro features activities for the little ones. Hop on the Christmas bus to go on a tour of the main areas of the centre of Madrid and to get a good look at the lights decorating the city.

MADRID
SHOPPING WEEKEND INCLUDES: Round-trip space available interline air transportation via Iberia Airlines from New York or Boston (add $30 from MIA or ORD and add $80 from MEX), 3 nights accommodations at the Quatro Puerta del Sol with private bath at hotel indicated or similar, hotel taxes and service charges. Domestic partner eligible. Call Open Skies® for details. Airline departure taxes are not included and approximately $100.



Munich Shopping Weekend from $429*

5 Days/3 Nights
Thursday Departures:
Nov 23, 2017 - $429*
Nov 30, 2017 - $509*
Dec 7, 2017 - $499*
Dec 14 & 21, 2017 - $429*

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Munich Christkindlmarkt (Munich's most popular market) - November 27 to December 24, 2017
Christmas Village at the Munich Residenz - November 23 to December 22, 2017
The Middle Ages Market - November 27 to December 23, 2017
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Munich's Christmas Market - whose roots go back to the 14th century - is held on the Marienplatz in the heart of the city centre.Town records first mention a ”Nicholas Market” in the Kaufinger Strasse near the Frauenkirche (Church of our Lady) in 1642. Back then, just like today, the Munich Christmas Market offers traditional Bavarian and unique Christmas gifts, including wood carvings from Oberammergau, gingerbread (Lebkuchen) from Nuremberg and notably some exquisite glassware from the Bavarian Forest.

In all there are more than 20 Christmas Markets located throughout the city of Munich, including a Medieval Christmas Market with gospel singing at the Wittelsbacher Platz, a gay pink Christmas Market (Stephansplatz) and if you have forgotten anything before leaving for home there is even a Christmas Market with ice skating facilities at Munich’s international airport.

MUNICH
SHOPPING WEEKEND INCLUDES: Round-trip space available interline air transportation via Air Canada from any Air Canada gateway city, or Iberia Airlines from New York or Boston (add $30 from MIA or ORD and add $80 from MEX), 3 nights accommodations at the K+K Hotel am Harras with private bath at hotel indicated or similar, hotel taxes and service charges. Domestic partner eligible. Companion eligible on Air Canada. Restrictions apply. Call Open Skies® for details. Airline departure taxes are not included and approximately $170.



Paris Shopping Weekend from $429*

5 Days/3 Nights
Thursday Departures:
Nov 16 or Nov 23, 2017 - $489*
Nov 30, 2017 - $479*
Dec 7, 2017 - $469*
Dec 14, 2017 - $439*
Dec 21, 2017 - $429*

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Marché de Noël de Paris Notre-Dame - December 15 to 24, 2017
Marché de Noël sur le Parvis de la Défense - November 23 to December 28, 2017
Marché de Noël Italie 2 - November 28 to - December 31, 2017
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The city of Paris welcomes - during Christmas - tourists and visitors superbly with thousands of lights and ornaments, more than 125 squars and streets are lit up and decorated with streamers, garlands, lights of all kinds, Christmas trees and multi-colored Christmas balls. Among the most beautiful lighting are the Champs Elysees, Montmatre, Boulevard Saint-Germain, Rue de Richelliue, Place Vendome and, or course, the Eiffel Tower.

There are many Christmas markets in Paris, including the Marche de Noel Paris Notre-Dame. 50 artisans from the neighbourhood gather to show off their products in this self-proclaimed ‘authentic’ Christmas market, which centers on arts & crafts from France. Set in the lovely Square René Viviani, two minutes from the Notre Dame cathedral, the market will feature all kinds of handmade gifts and the usual selection of ‘regional gastronomy’ like foie gras, sausages, macaroons and chestnuts.

PARIS
SHOPPING WEEKEND INCLUDES: Round-trip space available interline air transportation via Air Canada from any Air Canada gateway city or Iberia Airlines from New York or Boston (add $30 from MIA or ORD and add $70 from MEX), 3 nights accommodations at the Hotel La Manufacture with private bath at hotel indicated or similar, hotel taxes and service charges. Domestic partner eligible. Companion eligible on Air Canada. Restrictions apply. Call Open Skies® for details. Airline departure taxes are not included and approximately $130.


**NOTE: Prices quoted are per person, double occupancy. Persons traveling single require a single supplement. Extra night rates available. Prices do NOT include departure taxes. Contact Open Skies® for details.


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