Swakopmund’s ‘Brauhaus Arcade’ in the centre of town lights up the night with its colourful Christmas tree and ‘Stars of Bethlehem’. This year, Swakopmund’s residents are holding back on decorations compared to previous years, with the general sentiment being that life has become too expensive for luxuries. Nevertheless, modest lighting sparkling at some homes in the various suburbs exhibits the festive cheer.

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