Baumholder Outdoor Recreation, Smith Barracks, Bldg. 816, 485-7182 or 06783-6-7182
Bastogne Memorial March
Cost: $69 per person
March in memory of those who fought and died during the Battle of the Bulge in Bastogne, Belgium. This international memorial march is a solemn tribute to the sacrifice of thousands of soldiers, each of whom, in the words of General Dwight D Eisenhower, “died as a member of a team to which you belong, bound together by a common love of liberty and a refusal to submit to enslavement.” After participating in the march, you will still have time to visit the Mardasson Monument and many other monuments to individual soldiers. The end of day ceremonies in Bastogne includes a wreath-laying ceremony and the traditional nut toss. Remember the fallen. Reserve your slot on this memorial march with Baumholder Outdoor Recreation today!
Trip Includes: Round trip tour bus transportation, free hot beverages on the route, route map, booklet, and souvenir patch.
Brussels Christmas Market
Cost: Adults $79, children under 12: $59
Dazzle your senses at the Winter Wonders Festival in Brussels, Belgium! To call the Brussels Christmas Market anything less than a winter wonderland doesn’t do the festival justice. The Winter Wonders Festival animates the heart of Brussels with a massive light and sound show, instead of simply Christmas lights. The festival stretches from the Grand Place to Saint Catherine Place and beyond. There, you will find a Christmas market with over 200 stalls, a giant Ferris wheel, carousels, a huge ice skating rink, rides, and ice monsters. Enjoy Belgian chocolates and waffles while searching for that perfect Christmas gift. Be mesmerized by the moving lights and changing patterns on the local landmarks while you shop in the enormous market. When you are ready to see more of the city you can see Mannekin Pis, sample Belgian brewing at the Delirium Café, and do so much more. Spaces on this holiday trip are limited. Reserve yours today at Baumholder Outdoor Recreation!
Trip Includes: Round trip tour bus transportation, free digital travel guide book downloaded from Army libraries.
Kaiserslautern Outdoor Recreation, Pulaski Barracks, Bldg. 2905, 493-4117 or 0631-3406-4117. Mon. to Fri. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed on federal holidays. https://kaiserslautern.armymwr.com
Baltic Sea Christmas Markets Cruise
Cost: The price for all new registrations will be based on airfare costs at time of registration, starting at $1,299 per person.
Cruise the Baltic Sea and visit the maritime metropolises of Stockholm, Helsinki, and Tallinn! On the Baltic Sea Christmas Markets Cruise, you will arrive each day in a new Baltic Sea capital. While the sun may be reluctant to rise, you will be ready to get off the boat and explore each of these cities and sample their unique holiday traditions and Christmas markets. Guided tours in Stockholm, Helsinki, and Tallinn will familiarize you with each city and an overnight in each city will also provide you with free time for additional explorations or shopping. Sample a traditional Smörgåsbord in Stockholm, taste smoked elk and reindeer in Helsinki, and brave black pudding and beetroot salad in Tallinn.
Ramstein Outdoor Recreation, KMC Center, Bldg. 3336, 480-5705 or 06371-47-5705. Mon. to Fri. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sat., Sun., holidays and training days 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. https://www.86fss.com/sports-and-recreation/outdoor-recreation
Ugly Sweater Christmas Climb
Cost: $5 per climber. Includes: Climbing wall fees, equipment rental, event access
‘Twas [a few] night[s] before Christmas, when all through the halls, every climber was scrambling up the ODR walls… join us for an evening of camaraderie, festivity, levity, and low-gravity as we host a holiday-themed gathering of friends new and known. Prizes awarded not for climbing the hardest (Thanksgiving waistlines are assumed) but both for bringing the most cheer and the sweater that brings the most… fear? Enjoy new routes, fun challenges, and (most importantly) each other’s’ company as we celebrate the season.