The Living Nativity will open the parade, which is free for the public to enter cars, trucks, horses, floats, bikes, walkers, dogs, etc.
All entries must have lights and each entry (individual or group) must fill out a form at the Market House Museum so that each entry can be announced as it goes around the Square.
Shops and restaurants will be open for business and all buildings will be displaying their Christmas decorations. Entertainment will be provided before and after the parade.
The Grand Marshal will be Patsy Light, who has been instrumental in helping with obtaining historical certification for various markers in Goliad County along with personal historical restoration in Goliad.
On Saturday, Dec. 7 the Square will have vendors opening booths featuring their arts and crafts starting at 9 a.m. Food and drink booths will be open throughout the day.
Local merchants will have special items for sale.
Texas artist Dalhart Windberg will sign prints from previous purchases have his art for sale. Windberg will be located in SoHo for the entire day.
Miss Ruby’s Corral will be open from 10 a.m to 4 p.m and will feature various authors with their books for sale and autographed. The authors corral will feature cookbooks, local history books, genealogy books and others.
Santa Claus will arrive at noon Dec. 7 riding a Texas Longhorn and will be available to have pictures taken with the children.
The Market House Museum will be open for visitors all day Dec. 7 and display of “Ole Time Music Musical Instruments.”
The “Best Dressed Dog Contest” hosted by Goliad Pet Adoption will be held on the Square at 3 p.m. on Dec. 7. Call Goliad Pet Adoption for more details.
At dusk on Dec. 7, the Zaragoza Society will host The Los Posadas (the birth of baby Jesus in the Mexican culture) at Presidio La Bahia.
The Beeville Community Chorus, hosted by Mission Espiritu Santo, will perform at the Goliad State Park at 8 p.m. Dec. 7.