A Christmas village is to be held in the downtown Nicosia area of “Laiki Geitonia” it was announced on Wednesday.

The village will be organised by the municipality after its proposal was approved by the deputy ministry of tourism and work is already underway for a successful event for residents and visitors to the city, the announcement said.

The announcement added that the proposal was submitted by the Nicosia municipality “as part of its efforts to development and enrich [its] tourism product [and] was evaluated and approved according to the provisions and evaluation criteria of the Grant Plan Christmas Villages 2023 – 2024.”