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Open Air Christmas fairs begin in Valparaíso

The Christmas atmosphere is already beginning to take life in Valparaiso and as is the tradition of the merchants of Park Italia and Plaza O'Higgins, they're fine tuning the last details of the installation of the modules where they'll be offering gifts and ornaments for year end.

Park Italia modules are now ready, while O'Higgins Plaza merchants are installing themselves on General Cruz and Freire Streets and in Civic Plaza. The Open Air Toy Fair at Park Italia is already open to the public and offers a wide variety of products, especially toys for the little ones. While the merchants of Plaza O'Higgins, this year they will have to divide and install their 365 modules in General Cruz and Freire streets and in Civic Plaza.

The tasks were verified by the mayor Marina Huerta who came to Freire Street to meet with the leaders of the fair and with the tenants to see the security measures. "The idea was to coordinate the position of the tenants and residents of the place with the installation of the fair so that there is a positive synergy for both, because people complain about obstruction of ambulances and the sale. So today a set of rules has been put in place setting conditions that have to be met which mainly have to do with ensuring as little damage as possible to tenants and neighbors. This is a topic that should be taken care of more comprehensively because they are traditional fairs but there must be a common regulation. There should be legislation and ordinances in the future, "he said.

On the other hand, the president of the Plaza O'Higgins Christmas Federation, Carlos Argandoña, explained that due to work underground at Plaza O'Higgins last year they settled on Park Italia, but as it is now in recovery process they've had to divide the fair into three parts. "We will try to have all the security measures to make it work well. As security guards in the day and escape routes. We are in total close to 1500 people who benefit from the work at year end. We offer products for the whole family from babies to the elderly, including Christmas accessories and anything else that comes to mind."