Bislang has firmly held on to the implementation of the Frankfurt Christmas Market. The Tourismus und Congress GmbH has also developed a concept for this, which would equalise the festive market bustle and extend the Christmas market to the entire city centre. But now the Frankfurt Christmas market is probably on the brink of collapse, as reported by the Frankfurter Rundschau newspaper. Although a decision has not yet been made, as Lord Mayor Peter Feldmann emphasizes. But the pressure on political decision-makers is growing in the face of dramatically rising infection figures, and the question really does arise: Can a market event that attracts audiences from all over the surrounding area be carried out safely? And would holding on to the Christmas market at a time when many industries are having to make sacrifices or are even facing financial ruin be the wrong signal?
It is clear that a decision will have to be made soon, after all a Christmas market of this size requires a lot of preparation, which should be started soon. What is certain is that more and more members of the parliamentary groups in the Römer are pleading for a cancellation of the Christmas market. And even though it will bring unbelievable economic losses for them, it seems that some stand operators have already decided against participating in the market. The final decision will perhaps be made on Friday evening when the magistrate will discuss how to proceed - we will keep you informed here!
Update: The decision whether the Christmas market can take place or whether it will be cancelled has been postponed to Tuesday! We will stay tuned.