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PHOTOS: The 2019 Festival de la Luz in San José

December 15, 2019

The holiday season was in full swing Saturday night during the Festival de la Luz in San José, where thousands of Ticos gathered to watch lively performers, synchronized marching bands and decorative floats parade down the city’s main avenue.

Here are some of our favorite shots from the evening.

The streets are lined with onlookers as they wait for the Festival de la Luz to begin
The streets are lined with onlookers as they wait for the Festival de la Luz to begin. Nate Doughty / The Tico Times
A child watches performers at the Festival de la Luz
A child watches performers at the Festival de la Luz. Nate Doughty / The Tico Times
The floats keep coming!
The floats kept coming! Nate Doughty / The Tico Times
An Egyptian-themed float in the parade
An Egyptian-themed float in the parade. Nate Doughty / The Tico Times
A municipal government band performs
A municipal government band performs. Nate Doughty / The Tico Times
A toucan costume in the Festival de la Luz parade
A toucan costume in the Festival de la Luz parade. Nate Doughty / The Tico Times
Dancers perform aboard their float
Dancers perform aboard their float. Nate Doughty / The Tico Times
Children watch performers during the parade
Children watch performers during the parade. Nate Doughty / The Tico Times
A child watches the floats parade down Avenida 2
A child watches the floats parade down Avenida 2. Nate Doughty / The Tico Times
Performers in the parade
Performers in the parade. Nate Doughty / The Tico Times
A performer on stilts in the parade
A performer on stilts in the parade. Nate Doughty / The Tico Times
A traditional Costa Rican float
A traditional Costa Rican float. Nate Doughty / The Tico Times
One of the many floats in the parade
One of the many floats in the parade. Nate Doughty / The Tico Times
One of many floats in the parade
One of many floats in the parade. Nate Doughty / The Tico Times
The Kolbi float at the Festival de la Luz
The Kolbi float at the Festival de la Luz. Nate Doughty / The Tico Times

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