Festive cheer in Cyprus

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NICOSIA in Cyprus is aiming to be the perfect Christmas destination this year.

The Nicosia municipality along with the volunteer group ‘Lefkosiazo’ will transform the main Makarios Avenue into a ‘Christmas Avenue’

The event takes place from December 5 to January 2.

Organisers will create a pedestrian area on part of the avenue to enable Christmas events.

The hope is to revive the capital’s centre and provide Christmas entertainment for shoppers in the city.

“We have taken into account the need for ambulances and fire engines as well as issues of parking and the supply and delivery of goods to stores and offices in the area,” organizers said.

Meanwhile, the Pop Up Festival continues at the City Plaza on Makarios Avenue in Nicosia, the event runs until December 24 and is hoping to highlight local talent and to help revitalise the captial.

It consists of temporary stores that are set up for a short period.

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