Guadalajara City Hall gave vendors at the city’s traditional Jardín del Refugio Christmas market (Feria Navideña) the go-ahead to install their booths as of November 12.
The tianguis is located on the Calzada Federalismo (at Joaquin Angulo), across from the Refugio Tren Ligero station, and is scheduled to open on Saturday, November 14, a day after the coronavirus “Emergency Button” is lifted. It will operate daily (further Covid-19 measures permitting) through December 24.
Guadalajara City Hall officials said booths will be spaced further apart than normal and that all visitors to the market will have to pass through sanitary filters (screenings), and undergo temperature checks. The wearing of masks will be obligatory.
Around 250 vendors at the Jardín del Refugio market offer real and plastic trees, creche figures of all types and sizes, lights, gift paper, cards, and pretty much everything else one needs in the way of seasonal decor.
Vendors in three other Christmas “ferias” (Parque Morelos, Feria del Heno and 18 de Marzo), as well as seven smaller tianguis, are awaiting the green light from Guadalajara municipal authorities to install their booths.