Annual Event Cancelled Due To Covid-19


While I know this is not our normal posting, we wanted to show how Covid-19 is affecting other industry business and annual events throughout the South. This is interesting that this promoter feels they cannot comply with the States / Cities Guidelines, meanwhile other events are currently happening and are scheduled throughout the Fall / Winter Season in Birmin gham and other cities throughout Alabama. Press Release:

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. —

Excited holiday shoppers in Alabama were hit with a heartbreaking announcement Monday morning. This year's Christmas Village Festival in Birmingham is now canceled because of Coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns. On its Facebook page, organizers of the annual event announced after months of trying to plan around COVID-19 guidelines, it was decided the show would not be possible. "The guidelines limit the number of customers allowed in the show and they limit the number of booths allowed," the announcement said. "This means our customers would be extremely disappointed that all their favorite vendors could not attend."The announcement stated that tickets purchased for the 2020 event will be accepted when the 2021 event comes around. Refunds are also available through the following methods: By requesting a refund on the event's website OR Mailing tickets to:Christmas Village Festival: P O Box 101441, Birmingham, AL 35210 Here is the actual notice to their fans as posted from their social media page: Dear Friends,We were hoping to start the Christmas Season off with joy and happiness. This year has been a roller coaster, but we wanted so much to have a great Christmas Village. After months of planning and re-planning our hearts are broken to announce the Christmas Village Festival Birmingham must be cancelled. We have been trying for months to work with guidelines so that everyone would have a positive, healthy, and successful show. There is no way to meet the numerous guidelines and everyone have a fun shopping experience.The guidelines limit the number of customers allowed in the show and they limit the number of booths allowed. This means our customers would be extremely disappointed that all their favorite vendors could not attend.Your 2020 ticket will be accepted for the 2021 show!If you prefer to have a refund you may:Mail your tickets to us. Please include your name and mailing information. A refund will be mailed back to you. Our address is:Christmas Village Festival, P O Box 101441, Birmingham, AL 35210. Our outlets will be able to process refunds starting August 14.Alabama Wholesale 1820 Tin Valley Road Trussville, Al 35173 Hours Tues – Fri 10am – 5pm, Sat 10am-4pm. The Clothes Tree 2880 Old Rocky Ridge Road Birmingham 35243 Hours Mon.-Sat. 11am-5pm. Oh My Sole 4045 Helena Road Helena Alabama 35080 Hours Tues. – Sat. 10am-4pm. 28:20 (new location) 129 Oak Street Mountain Brook Al 35213 Hours Tues. – Sat. 9am – 4pm. Your friends at Christmas Village wish you all a safe, healthy, and less emotional New Year!. See you at Cottontail’s Arts Crafts & Gift Show. Lisa Fullilove

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