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Month of December- City Center of Bogotá, Colombia.

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For the month of December, many cities in Colombia put up beautiful displays of Christmas lights and have festivals, shows and music. A few years ago we spent the Christmas season in Medellin, Colombia, performing on the streets and by the river every night. People come from all over to see the lights and parades (they get the lights and displays from Europe and have lit fountain shows) so the city is extremely busy.

This year we were in Bogotá and went to many parks, special festivals and the main street down town which is closed to traffic and just wall to wall with people. It gets quite exhausting carrying over 700 pound of equipment down crammed streets, but is well worth it when you realize how many lives we are touching.

Many poor families that live way on the outskirts of the city, come down town because they can enjoy the lights without spending any money so we get to reach people from all over. Back when we were in the States, I asked some thrift stores like the Salvation Army and they donated some used stuffed animals to us which we used as gifts and prizes for underprivileged kids.

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