Tree lighting at children’s hospital is Thursday

Christmas cheer will spread to the Hospital Nacional de Niños Thursday with activities for the children at 4 p.m. and the lighting of the Christmas tree at 6 p.m.

The tall, live evergreen at the hospital will sport tens of thousands of lights, as patients, some with chronic illnesses, watch from both the yard and balconies.

The afternoon activities will resemble a festival with carols and clowns, designed to bring joy to those who are serving long hospital stays.

Once lit, the tree will continue to shine on Paseo Colón throughout the New Year festivities.

Tecnológico de Costa Rica is also celebrating the arrival of Christmas with a concert by Grupo Senderos called “Today is Christmas,” Monday at 5:30 p.m.

Afterwards, the university will light a tree and portal and have fireworks. The activity is free of charge.

It will commence at the main entrance of the Tecnologico de Costa Rica central campus in Cartago.

Of course, Saturday is the time for the inauguration of the portal at the Teatro Nacional. The theme of the life-sized nativity scene still is a mystery because visitors to the theater Thursday were unable to figure out what was planned based on what already has been constructed.

Theater staff and its architects change the theme each year and present the portal as a surprise.

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