Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Annual Children’s Museum event lights up the holiday season

December 8, 2011

Holiday spirit filled the air at the 11th annual lighting of the Children’s Museum building Wednesday in San José. Spectators packed the museum grounds for this year’s event.  

Christmas songs by Costa Rican singer Arnoldo Castillo accompanied by The Tico Jazz Band began the 90-minute performance. Costa Rican musician Bernardo Quesada composed the music for the show. The festivities continued with a presentation of artistic ensembles followed by a performance of Lucierganos, a troop of glowing characters. At one point, more than 40 characters, including two giant marionettes were dancing on stage.

Organizers expected about 10,000 people to attend the event this year. Kiany Villalobos, 8, and Raichel Rodriguez, 7, of San José were among those attending and had arrived early with family members to secure a good viewing area. It was the girls first time at the annual performance and they were excited to see the spectacular.

The finale came at 7:30 p.m. A countdown followed by the lighting of the building and a fireworks display involving more than 7000 explosions from 40 different locations above the museum delighted children and adults alike.

You may be interested

Slothy Sunday: The aquatic lives of sloths
Sloth Sundays
1757 views
Sloth Sundays
1757 views

Slothy Sunday: The aquatic lives of sloths

The Tico Times - September 20, 2020

Did you know that sloths are excellent swimmers? They instinctively know how to swim once they hit the water. This ability…

Costa Rica immigration offices to remain closed until October
Costa Rica
5567 views
Costa Rica
5567 views

Costa Rica immigration offices to remain closed until October

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 19, 2020

The Immigration Administration on Friday said its main and regional offices will remain closed until October due to the coronavirus…

Pic of the Day: Hopping into the weekend
Pic of the Day
784 views
Pic of the Day
784 views

Pic of the Day: Hopping into the weekend

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 19, 2020

Happy weekend from all of us at The Tico Times! [caption id="attachment_62085" align="aligncenter" width="740"] (Courtesy of Brian Kubicki)[/caption] [caption id="attachment_111342"…