This beautiful sawdust carpet was made by a Guatemalan artist Ubaldo Sanchez. Traditionally it’s made with colored sawdust, but this one also included rice. You can see towards the bottom of the photo where some of the sawdust separated from the carpet’s backing.
Grupo AWAL presented traditional dances from the city of Concepcion Chiquirichapa in the Guatemalan highlands. The dances are based on a cylindrical calendar cycle.
There was also a father and daughter duo playing the marimba.
I love train sets as a part of Christmas decorations, but it always reminds me of the Twilight Zone episode “A Stop at Willoughby.” I won’t spoil the ending for those who haven’t seen it. The episode is airing during Syfy’s annual Twilight Zone New Year’s Eve/New Year’s day marathon on Jan. 1 at 7 pm EST. I’m a huge fan of the show so of course I’ll be watching.