The Bethlehem fair returns to San Francisco | Traders expect improved sales last year
Mysteries, three kings, shepherds, lights, sawdust… Everything is ready in the Plaza of San Francisco to mount a birth. The 17TH fair of the Nativity has returned to its original location after two years of exile, and will be open until December 23. Among the 28 exhibitors there are offers of all prices, sizes and shapes for families renew or buy his Bethlehem.
Traders are pleased by the reception of the public in this central square, after being forced by the Archivo de Indias, where they complained about the decline in sales. "This is the ideal place to install the fair, all partners are happy, there is no bad sites, like last year," he told DNA, Santiago Fernandez, President of the Association of traders of the Nativity. In addition, the new distribution of the sample leaves an opening in front of 20 meters in the front overlooking from the opposite sidewalk of the Plaza de San Francisco and the programme Street shops, "no one is so isolated," added Fernandez.
Joy in sales already has been noted this weekend, despite the rain fall yesterday. Children and adults thronged at checkpoints looking for the new figurine that will adorn your birth or the lost Shepherd between the packing of last Christmas. And all are at a great price. Traders do not apply VAT rise and kept prices for 2009 and 2008.
One more year, the Guild celebrates the Nativity scenes contest,-where will participate to whoever is at home a birth and extraordinary Municipal band Christmas concert on December 22.