Both in Schoningen as well as in Konigslutter there will be no Christmas markets again this year. In both cities, this is in response to the current Corona situation and rising incidences. The stall line with children's carousel on the Helmstedt Marketplace is opened against it.
The Schoningen Christmas market, which starts on 9. to 12. December on the yard of the Schoninger lock was planned, becomes not take place. "We have tried to take all the necessary precautions to make the Christmas market as safe as possible. Nevertheless, in view of the ever-increasing numbers, it is the only right decision to cancel the market again this year," says Frank Schulze, chairman of the Schoninger Werbegemeinschaft (SWG), explaining the cancellation.
In Helmstedt there is also no Christmas market in classic form. As Florian Hary, chairman of the city marketing association told "Helmstedt aktuell", but vendors could apply by special use application to the city for a stand at the market. This row of stalls is now open, but closed on sundays. There is also no supporting program like choir performances or the like there.
In Konigslutter made the final decision for the Cancellation of the Advent market the administrative committee of the council. "We have weighed the pros and cons, but under the conditions that are likely to become more severe, the market would not have Sense We have not made any more savings," explained Mayor Alexander Hoppe in response to a question from our newspaper.
In Schoningen, the municipality of Christ Church The town has built a life-size nativity scene – as a particularly visible reminder of the birthday of Jesus Christ – and as a place where possible Devotions can also take place outdoors to reduce the risk of infection. Every Friday at 5 p.m. a short service is held there.
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