Dec. 12 will be the date for the Festival de la Luz

The Christmas displays are starting to appear in stores, and another sure sign that the holidays are nearing is the announcement Thursday that the Festival de la Luz will be Dec. 12.

That is, like always, a Saturday, and again perhaps a million persons will line the streets from Parque La Sabana to the Plaza de la Democracia to see floats, bands, clowns and other performers.

The Municipalidad de San José staged a show Thursday to promote the festival. Still available are applications for participation.

There are awards for bands and floats, but

A scene from last year's parade.

A scene from last year’s parade.

the winning floats usually are submitted by large corporations.

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