By Gift Bayo
JAV Christmas Village is set to light the tallest Christmas tree in Africa, standing at 85-feet tall with 500,000 bobs as part of the Christmas grand celebrations.
Amb. Stephanie Nnadi, Chief Executive Officer, One Percent International, said this at a pre event news conference on Tuesday in Abuja.
Nnadi said the 2023 edition of the festival would hold from Dec. 9 to Jan. 7, 2024 in the FCT.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the event is organised by JAV Christmas Village in partnership with One Percent International.
“We are hoping that the right people will be seated there on that day and the joy the light brings to the people are going to be experiencing it on that day.”
“This year is a call for action; as we celebrate, we hope people begin to see the need for this and the joy we are trying to spread.
“The event is going to take place at three designated venue such as Transcorp Hilton from Dec. 9 to Jan. 7, 2024; Gwarinpa, Dec. 15 to Jan. 7, 2024 and the International Conference Centre Arts and Exhibition Pavilion, Dec. 16 to Jan. 7,” she said.
According to her, the Grand Opening event promises a collection of captivating activities, including artiste performances, comedy shows, exciting games, Dance, delicious food options, and much more.
“The whole aim is to make Nigerian enjoy their holidays and feel okay and loved in their home land,” she said.
Nnadi called on government, Non-Governmental Organisation and other Stakeholders to support JAV Christmas Village to improve the economical wellbeing of the country.
Jennifer Fatorisa, Co Founder of JAV Christmas Village said the festival was created to bring joy, happiness and enjoyment to people and families during the Christmas season.
Fatorisa said that JAV Christmas Village was helping the economy by creating employment for Nigerians and showcasing the country in good light.
“The reason we created this event is to bring fun to residents in Abuja, Nigeria.
“The event will create places where people can have affordable fun at Christmas village because we will have 30 free games, free drink and people tend to enjoy the light.
“This is our fifth edition and we have had positive feedback from visitors, they are happy, joyful and for us, the joy is to bring people together to have fun and enjoy themselves,” she said.
Fatorisa said it was not a Christian event for Christmas but it was open to every tribe and religion for everyone to have fun.
Edited by Dorcas Jonah/Maureen Atuonwu