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Christmas time in Nicosia

Much of Nicosia’s Makarios Avenue was closed to traffic on Monday to accommodate the ‘Christmas Street’ organised for the second year in a row by the municipality and Lefkosiazo group.

The avenue from Evagoras Street until Arnaldas Street will be closed to vehicles for the whole of December until January 4, while traffic is directed to other streets to avoid congestion.

From early Monday morning preparations were underway to install an amusement park, a stage and 21 wooden houses that will be used as stalls, shops and to host events.

Around one hundred Christmas trees will line the street all bought and decorated by political parties, private individuals, organisations and companies.

The wooden kiosks, which will be open to public from December 7 until January 2, will serve food and beverages like mulled wine, sweets and various traditional dishes.

There will also be events for children, marching bands and choir music. The organisers said they will announce the full schedule of events, later in the week.

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