PANAMA’S Cinta Costera and Avenida Balboa will be closed on Sunday, December 16 for the annual Christmas parade this year labeled The Christmas Shine (Brilla la Navidad).
The route will start at the first gazebo near the Mirador del Pacífico until the last parking space on the strip.
The array of Christmas floats will include many marking the 500 years of Foundation of the city of Panama says the Mayor's Office
Entrance to the site will be from 2:30 pm and the parade will begin at 5:00 pm. Over 1,800 security personnel will be on duty
To ensure the safety of attendees, the mayor’s office says it is forbidden to carry items such as glass containers (including perfumes), firearms and ice cubes, metal cutlery, and only plastic chairs will be allowed. Fireworks sharp items and alcoholic beverages are also on the banned list
The Cinta Costera and Avenida Balboa close at one minute to midnight on Saturday, December 16 until 5:00 am on Monday, December 17.