Christmas lights due to go on Dec. 6, power company says

The Compañía Nacional de Fuerza y Luz S.A. said Tuesday that it is saving 80 percent of the cost of electricity this year by using LED illumination for Christmas lights.

The electric company workers have been on the job since the middle of October putting the lights in place. The company plans to decorate much of San José, including Paseo Colón, Avenida Segunda and the various parks.

Other sections of the city will be getting lights, too, the company said, mentioning Parque la Sabana, Avenida 10, Plaza González Víquez, the Garantías Sociales traffic circle, an area near Terramall in La Unión and in San Antonio de Belén.

Also due for illumination are some 20 communities in which the electric company has service.

The lighting will be inaugurated Dec. 6 with a big celebration in Parque Central.

Among other buildings, the company will be hanging lights on the Catedral Metropolitana as well as two other churches. Churches in other communities also will be illuminated, the company said.

In the city, the work is being done in conjunction with the Municipalidad de San José.

The lights will remain on until Jan.6.

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