On Saturday, the Christmas village in the square in the center of Hafnarfjörður was officially opened. As every year, festively decorated Christmas stands have also been installed in the square.
The Christmas market will be open every weekend before Christmas from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions on public gatherings, no events are planned this holiday season, but all sorts of gifts, local specialties and handicrafts will be on sale.
For the first time, the Christmas village was organized in the square in 2003 and has been popular with both locals and tourists ever since. On Saturdays, the Christmas boys, Jólasveinar, will appear in the square, and on Sunday, their mother, Grýla, will walk, making sure that everyone follows the 2-meter social distance rule, wear masks on their faces, and have clean hands.
Customers are asked to use contactless payments instead of cash. The following councils are also mentioned on the website of the city of Hafnarfjörður:
It’s cold in December. Let’s keep our hands in our pockets and enjoy seeing and experiencing what is around with our eyes. Wash your hands regularly and disinfect them if you give in to temptation and touch something that someone else has probably touched.
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