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Outdoor Christmas Market Opens in Reykjavík

Mayor of Reykjavík Jón Gnarr opened a Christmas market at Ingólfstorg square in the center of the capital at a festive ceremony yesterday. The market will be open every day until Christmas.


The Christmas village in Hafnarfjörður. Archive photo: ESA.

At the opening, members of the Kársnesskóli school girls’ choir performed led by conductor Þórunn* Björnsdóttir and members of the brass band Lúðrasveitin* Svanur played a few holiday tunes, Morgunblaðið reports.

Also, “The City Center’s 2011 Christmas Window” was awarded to the most beautiful window displays in stores downtown.

This time the stores Aurum on Bankastræti* 4, Eva on Laugavegur 26 and Nostalgía on Laugavegur 32 were awarded.

The mayor presented the store’s representatives with prizes and thanked them for their contribution to decorating the city center.

Click here to watch a video of another Christmas market.


* The Icelandic letter þ is pronounced like th in thunder.

The Icelandic letter ð is pronounced like th in that.

The Icelandic letter æ is pronounced like the English word eye.

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