Calabar Christmas Village
The tempo of activities at the Calabar Christmas Village is beginning to rise as fun seekers from parts the country have arrived in the arena to catch fun during the one-month fiesta.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that different artistes, including dancers and other live entertainers have taken to the stage to entertain the audience from dusk to dawn.
Dealers on different items such as phones, clothes, Christmas gift items, among others, now make brisk business at the venue.
A fun seeker, Mr Anthony Nwannah, told NAN on Sunday that he travelled from Aba in Abia to enjoy himself in the Christmas village.
I was here last year and I enjoyed myself every day that I spent here. So, this year I have come to town again to have fun.
“I will be going back to Aba sometime this week to return on Dec. 27 for the carnival proper,” he said.
Also speaking, Mr Effiong Bob, a business consultant, said he came to the village to enjoy his weekend, pointing out that he had been part of Calabar Carnival since its inception.
“We are together. Calabar is my second home, so I do not want to miss the fun,” he said.
Another fun seeker, Miss Aret Ojomo, described the annual experience at the Christmas village as wonderful.
“Every year we look forward to this period. It is time to unwind after the struggle from January to December.
“We came here to relax and catch fun and we are enjoying everything here,” she said. (NAN)