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Goliad Texas Christmas

Friday and Saturday evening the town of Goliad Texas celebrated with their annual Christmas parade and party. The town of Goliad is one of the birthplaces of Texas being the site of Mission Espiritu established in the 1700’s by the Spanish to colonize the southwest and the site of major battles during the Texan war against Mexico in the 1800’s.

In modern times the town is comprised of a small community built around the historic town square and courthouse. The annual Christmas celebration is a big deal for the small community and seemed to us like a fun way to spend the early part of December.

Friday morning a major cold front passed through bringing freezing temperatures and snow. By evening the clouds had passed leaving bitter cold but we were not deterred. Goliad is located 30 miles west of Victoria Texas and we made the drive with ease arriving on time for the small town parade that included local fire departments, farmers and lighted tractors, race cars from the local track, horseback riders, and pageant girls. The parade lasted about 20 minutes.

On Saturday temperatures were still cold but we returned to the town to enjoy the daytime Christmas celebrations including Arts and Crafts show, live bands, and dog x-mas costume contest. We even took time to pose with the Longhorn that pulled Santa’s sleigh into town.

As you will see in the pictures the town is very old and displays a distinctly Victorian style of architecture.

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