COMEBACK – He’s making a comeback. The Strasbourg Christmas market will be held well this year from November 26 and for a period of one month, announced the mayor of the city during the city council on Monday, September 20.

“All exhibitors scheduled for 2020 and who wish to do so will be included for the year 2021”, added Mayor Jeanne Barseghian, according to our colleagues from France Bleu. In all, 313 chalets will be present for the Christmas market.

“For this edition, we have therefore thought about another spatialization of the chalets, they are wider aisles to feel less suffocated and so that there is better traffic in this Christmas market”, added his deputy Guillaume Libsig. .

A news which obviously delighted the traders of the city. Questioned by France Bleu, the shopkeeper Mireille Oster considered it “pleasing to find this atmosphere again. “It’s a festive period, it’s something happy, they are happy children, the Christmas market is a special moment, it’s not just turnover for the merchant. . ”

Last year, the town hall gave up its traditional Christmas market in the face of the worsening health situation, removing the usual 300 chalets but maintaining entertainment.

In normal times, the event organized for 450 years and which was canceled only during periods of wars attracts some two million visitors in a month around more than hundreds of chalets with economic benefits estimated at 250 million. euros.

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