The pandemic forces the cancellation of the 2020 edition of the German Christmas Market in Quebec.
The news was made official Thursday morning. “It is with a heavy heart that the German Community of Quebec announces the cancellation of the 2020 edition of the German Christmas Market in Quebec City, initially scheduled for November 26 to December 23,” we read in a press release. by the organization.
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“Canceling this event that has been close to our hearts since its inception saddens us deeply, but we are convinced that this sacrifice is necessary in the current context,” said event president Britta Kröger.
The latter said to have “tried everything” to try to offer the population a suitable formula and an event both safe and magical to end this difficult year on a festive note, but “the uncertainties are however too numerous”.
The organizers hope to be able to come back in force in 2021 “with an even more grandiose and magical edition”. They say, however, that they are considering the possibility of “winking” at the German Christmas Market in Old Quebec this year, without specifying what they intend to do.
According to the organizers, this event had been a “phenomenal success” last year and had attracted more than 200,000 visitors.