A radish sculpture contest is a highlight of Christmas Eve celebrations. A group from Tlacolula carved this group of fandango dancers. Contestants set up booths on the main plaza, the zocalo, and keep their work fresh with squirt bottles. The mayor heads a group of judges and prizes are awarded for the various categories. The best time to view the entries is in the early afternoon when they are being constructed before the crowds arrive and barriers go up

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