The traditional holiday activity of illuminating the facade of the Museo de los Niños takes place tonight, and law enforcement units are closing off as a precautionary measure Calle 4 that leads to the museum. The street will be for pedestrians only, mainly parents and children.
In addition, east and west traffic on avenidas 11 and 7 will be interrupted. These are major arteries.
The 6 p.m. event features drama, mostly for children, music and fireworks.
The museum is in the former national prisons and resembles a castle.
Down at the Teatro Nacional again tonight and Thursday are choral presentations with a Christmas theme. The theater already has inaugurated its portal or nativity scene.
Saturday the Municipalidad de Palmares said that some 20 bands are expected for the holiday parade there. There also will be floats in the Una Luz en Navidad.
In Nicoya, participants are getting ready for the Festival de la Luz Nicoya Brilla 2014 that takes place Sunday, which also is the 166th anniversary of the creation of the canton. The festivities begin at 2 p.m. with a concert, then a session of the municipal council. At 6 p.m., the parade is planned.
The event ends with fireworks at the Iglesia Colonial de San Blas.