Still fun! We tippy-toed to see the participants. You could hardy see the difference between the parade and the spectators, it all blended together. Police were trying their best with some barricades, but the happy crowd was barely contained. The dancers could hardly move. Hard to get good pictures, but we got some. The crowd shots were easier to get.
At one point, there was a long break in the parade. You could see a giant white, very spirited horse with a girl with huge wings and carrying a very tall star coming. She was leading the section of the parade with military flatbed trucks. As they got closer, the horse got more nervous and the police presence got thicker. We were amazed the beautiful rider was the picture of poise and calm...with a tight grip on the reins. She definitely was an experienced rider.
When the horse kicked his hind legs, we thought it was time for us move on...The diesel fumes from the idling trucks was kind of overpowering, too. So, we had a cup of coffee in a nearly café and took a break.
We saw more parade later. Easy to do as the parade lasts several hours.
Our famous Christmas Eve Parade is probably the biggest in Latin America and folks from all over the world come to see it. We feel lucky we can experience the fun, right here in our back yard!