Each year, Iria Maria and her husband Joao de Castro spend months assembling more than 1,500 pieces to create a huge nativity scene at their home.
"It's a very important thing in our lives, I've always thought. And many people associate us with the nativity scene, so they say: it's that couple that makes the nativity scene. So we have become very attached to it" says Iria Maria, as she puts together the final pieces at the Brazilian couple's home.
Joao de Castro explains that the nativity scene has long been a tradition in his family.
"For me it's a question of DNA, Santa Lúcia has always been the city of nativity scenes, huge nativity scenes were made and my paternal grandmother's family is an old family from Santa Lúcia and all the women in the family made nativity scenes."
Check out the video above to see the couple's spectacular nativity scene