Aiming to create a festive atmosphere and using the slogan “This year, at Christmas, we stay in Paphos”, the Paphos Municipality is moving forward to create a Christmas village within a section of the Municipal Garden.
Paphos Mayor, Savvas Vergas, said that the lighting of Christmas decorations and the inauguration of the Christmas village will take place at the 28 of October Square on Saturday at 5pm. The Christmas village will include, as he said, numerous games such as four carousels, a skating rink, train, trampoline, manger, paintball, and target paintball, track cars, a Santa Claus workshop and more.
Vergas continued to say that the Municipality’s Christmas events would be carried out at the commercial centre of town with the philharmonic of the Paphos Municipality and police participating. The Municipality’s Christmas train ride will pass through the commercial centre, in an attempt to attract more visitors to the area.
Paphos Municipality will also organise a musical performance entitled Christmas melodies by the philharmonic of the Cyprus Police Force which will be held at the ‘Laiki Gonia’ on December 20 at noon.
The A’ Municipal kindergarten at the Cultural Centre in Old Power House will also contribute to the festivities by organising a Christmas bazaar on December 8.
Additional Christmas festivities include the Christmas Concert of the Music Lyceum of Paphos on December 13 as well as an exhibition of Christmas decorations at the “En Plo” hall in Kato Paphos on December 16.
Collaborations with the municipality will include a Christmas concert “Magic Feet” at the Markidio Theatre on December 21 by the Maria and Sofi Champiaouridou ballet and dance school, a concert by the Symphony Orchestra of Cyprus on December 21 and a Christmas event for children on December 27 organised by the Russian Newspaper “Vestnik Kipra”.
Other additional events which are organised annually will also be held.