Further Christmas markets cancelled

Further Christmas markets cancelled

The list of cancelled Christmas markets in Berlin is getting longer: there will be no Christmas markets at Alexanderplatz and Rotes Rathaus this year either, and the winter world at Potsdamer Platz will be dismantled.

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This is what the operators told the Deutsche Presse-Agentur on Monday (23 November 2020). Meanwhile, the organisers of the market on Breitscheidplatz hope that the Christmas market can take place from 2 December. The Showmen's Association is now waiting for a decision from politicians, a spokeswoman said.
"I expect the lockdown to be extended until 20 December. And for the remaining days, no Christmas market is worthwhile anymore," said Arnold Bergmann, organiser of the Christmas market on Alexanderplatz and Winterwelt. The latter had only been open for three days at the end of October, then came the partial lockdown.
"We do not want to produce any more costs. A lot of money has already been spent for nothing," said Hans-Dieter Laubinger, organiser of the Christmas Market at Berlin Town Hall (Rotes Rathaus). "We have already developed various hygiene plans and bought Plexiglas panes among other things," said Laubinger. He now hopes that his contract for the use of the area will be extended by one year to make up for the cancelled Christmas market.
In recent weeks, various other Christmas market operators have already announced that the markets will be cancelled this year, including at the Gendarmenmarkt and in front of Charlottenburg Palace.

Source: dpa

| Last edited: Wednesday, 25. November 2020 08:28 Uhr

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