Great line up of festive events
Christmas parties for expats will be laid on by municipalities across the country during Christmas week.
Girne’s renovated baris park hosts a three-day Christmas market which opens on Sunday, December 21 from 11am until late offering gifts, food and drink.
Attractions for youngsters include a bouncy castle, fireworks, a Christmas train and father Christmas.
Foreign organisations and charity stalls include SOS, KAR, Tulips, Girne Rehabilitation Centre, St. Andrews Church, Necat British school and the Nigerian student and Russian speaking communities.
A municipality spokesman said that the final day programme, from 2-10pm Tuesday, December 23, would include dance shows and live music by English and Russian performers.
Complimentary wine or fruit juice will be given out by the municipality.
Iskele municipality combines a Christmas party with a fundraising dip in the sea for tulips at 10.30am. municipality spokesman Tolga Tiriyaki said that over 200 people were expected to attend the event at Long Beach, adding: “we will have a large Christmas tree, three or four Santas with sweets for the kids, mince pies, hot drinks and a sound system near to the wooden cafe. Everyone is welcome.”
Catalkoy municipality host its usual seasonal get-together at its headquarters at 2pm on Christmas eve when all are welcome for drinks, snacks and live music.