Christmas comes to Goliad

Angela Piazza By Angela Piazza

Dec. 2, 2017 at 7:21 p.m.
Updated Dec. 3, 2017 at 6 a.m.

A lighted parade wraps around the courthouse in downtown Goliad on Friday during opening day of Christmas in Goliad.

A lighted parade wraps around the courthouse in downtown Goliad on Friday during opening day of Christmas in Goliad.   Angela Piazza for The Victoria Advocate

GOLIAD - The greatest attraction in the 34th annual Christmas in Goliad is not the twinkling parade float lights, corndogs or familiar faces - it's the nostalgia.

Goliad native Dustin Cabrera, 24, and his wife and longtime resident Brittany Cabrera, 23, attended the event's kickoff Friday night with their 2-year-old daughter.

Like many of Friday night's attendees, the couple had fond childhood memories of the event and wanted their daughter to share that unique sense of community.

"It's the feeling it gives you," Brittany Cabrera said.

Friday night, vendors encircled the courthouse in downtown Goliad.

One of the attendees was Lisa Troyer, 64, of Victoria, who attended the parade with her grandchildren.

Troyer said she prefers Goliad's lighted parade to Victoria's.


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