The Sistema Nacional de Educación Musical kicks off the traditional Avenidazo organized by the Municipalidad de San José Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in the Plaza de la Cultura.
The groups include the Manuel María Gutiérrez orchestra, a percussion and strings group from Limón, and three choruses. The singers will traverse the pedestrian mall that is Avenida Central.
The Christmas Avenidazo is, among other reasons, a way to get shoppers downtown. There is entertainment plus the tradition of throwing confetti in the faces of strangers.