Los Fresnos News

Los Fresnos Christmas Parade Draws Hundreds

Walmart was one of the several businesses that participated in the parade. Photo: Tony Vindell/LFN

by Tony Vindell/LFN

Dozens of floats, school groups and local businesses participated in the 2019 Christmas parade.

Held Saturday, Dec. 7, the annual event drew hundreds of people who sat or stood along both sides of North Arroyo Boulevard.

School children from the Los Fresnos school district danced, sang, played different types of music, while other participants from other public and from the private sector delighted the crowds with their colorful floats as people watched them go by.

A conjunto group from one of the Los Fresnos elementary schools entertained the bystanders some of whom said the group of youngsters were as good as can be.

They played and sang “Mi Burrito Sabanero,” a song about a little burro going to Bethlehem which is popular during Christmas time.

Some of the parade participants were regulars while others such as AEP-Texas, participated for the first time.

The electricity provider now has a service center just north of the city on Arroyo Boulevard.

One of the many dancing, marching and musical groups from Los Fresnos school district. Photo: Tony Vindell/LFN

Floats from the local Wal-Mart store and HEB Plus on FM 802 in Brownsville were in the parade and company employees passed out candies and other goodies to the public.

Among those watching the parade were Grayson Vasquez of Los Fresnos and Jesus Garcia of Brownsville.

Garcia said he has always enjoyed watching the Los Fresnos parade as he has been coming to show support for the community as some of his grandchildren attend schools here.

Lupe and Juana Gonzalez echoed a similar remark, adding that this year’s parade was attended by more people than in previous years.

The parade ended at Memorial Park with a festival and the Under the Stars Artisan Market.