Christmas has already arrived in Roses with the traditional lighting of Christmas lights
The lighting of Christmas lights in Roses is a few days ahead to encourage the Black Friday and 'Advanced Christmas' campaigns
The traditional lighting of the Christmas lights in Roses was carried out yesterday evening “in a completely different way, as we cannot hold crowds. Therefore, we are doing the symbolic act of lighting it here, in front of the Christmas tree in Plaça Catalunya ”, said the mayoress of Roses. An event that took place live at 19 hours, although an hour later was offered through a video on the Facebook of the City of Roses , which can be viewed now.
A lighting of the Christmas lights that "we could not stop doing, although it has been very different, because it is an event that already has a long tradition in Roses," said the Councilor for Culture and Festivities, Eric Ibáñez, adding that "Christmas lights give warmth, warm the village and invite you to go for a walk through the streets of our town, so we could not miss the opportunity to do this event."
Lighting of Christmas lights in Roses that has been a few days ahead
The lighting of the Christmas lights in Roses is usually done around the bridge of the Purissima. This year, however, it has been a few days ahead "at the request of traders, who asked to encourage both the Black Friday campaign and the one promoted by the Economic Promotion Area, 'Advanced to Christmas', which is that people start shopping to accumulate discounts that they can use during the Christmas week ”. This is a campaign that aims to encourage consumption in local establishments to alleviate the effects caused by the health crisis in Covid19, making the villagers buy in the town as a first option.
90% of the total Christmas lights were lit.
The Councilor for Infrastructure and Public Services, Juan Manuel Fernández, revealed that yesterday “90% of all the lighting was switched on, as due to the rain and wind these days it has not been possible to install All of them, but in the next few days all the lights will be 100% of the Christmas lights that will shine during the night ”.
Apart from the Christmas tree, which for the second year starred in the lighting of Christmas lights, this year there are 29 streets of Roses, 9 roundabouts, the accesses to the urbanizations of the municipality, as well as the Church, the City Council, the Municipal Market, the Theater, the Local Police Station and the Library are the ones that, from yesterday until January 7, from 5.30 pm to 2 am, will illuminate the nights of Roses every day.