Europe’s Christmas markets warily open as COVID cases rise

  • Lights illuminate the Christmas market Tuesday in Frankfurt, Germany. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)

FRANKFURT, Germany — The holiday tree is towering over the main square in this central German city, the chestnuts and sugared almonds are roasted, and kids are clambering aboard the merry-go-round just like they did before the pandemic. But a surge in coronavirus infections has left an uneasy feeling hanging over Frankfurt’s Christmas market.