‘Edmonton Project’ finalist pitches plan for Christmas village

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Christmas might be 347 days away, but Georgina Atkin has the holiday on her mind.

Atkin wants to bring a longstanding European tradition to Edmonton by building Christmas or Advent villages during the holidays. Temporary holiday markets would bring the spirit of the season to the streets, Atkin said.

The pop-up bizarres are a time-honoured tradition overseas. 

“They have markets set up where you can purchase all kinds of different items, from food to clothes to Christmas gifts,” Atkin said in an interview with CBC Radio’s Edmonton AM.

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