The City Council of Vigo started yesterday, Wednesday, the setting up of the Christmas lights, as Abel Caballero, Mayor of the city, explained in a press conference. In this way, the Christmas lights will start to be placed four months before the festive season and almost a month before last year’s lights. The decision to bring forward the installation work is due to the fact that “the Covid regulations will mean that the installation and setting up of the lights will be a little slower”, in the words of Abel Caballero. With a slower installation, safety and compliance with the rules established against Covid-19 will be guaranteed.
The mayor announced yesterday to the media more details about the location of the Christmas lights and the effects that could have the coronavirus pandemic in the holiday that makes Vigo shine more, becoming a major tourist attraction that, thanks to the activity of recent years, has managed to attract thousands of people not only from Galicia, but also from other communities in Spain.
During the press conference held on Tuesday, Abel Caballero told the media that, in addition to last year’s, “there will be some new streets” decorated with Christmas lights, although he did not want to reveal anything else about what he describes as “the best lights in the world”. Since Tuesday, in a central street of Vigo had already moved a truck of the company Puente Genil Iluminaciones Ximénez from Córdoba with the aim of repairing some wires to start with appropriate guarantees of the installation process.
Thus, the mayor said that “it will take 20 days more than in 2019” to have more security protocols on a date so important for Vigo as Christmas. The city of Pontevedra does not yet know how the incidence of the coronavirus will affect this tourist attraction, while Abel Caballero did not want to reveal what measures will be taken to guarantee the health safety of those attending.
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