The Festival de la Luz (Festival of Lights) this year will be “dry” (alcohol-free). The Municipality of San José announced Monday the prohibition for the December 14 event.

That restriction applies to the parade route and surrounding areas, said Jorge Villalobos, general coordinator of the festival, explaining that the festival is a family event, with a lot of children.

The prohibition applies from noon to midnight on December 14, from noon to midnight, on the parade route that starts at the Gimnasio Nacional in La Sabana, moves along Paseo Colon and Avenida Segunda, ending at the Plaza de la Democracia.