Los Fresnos News

Parade and Festival a Great Success!

Nelda Briones
Los Fresnos News

On Saturday, December 4, Los Fresnos Annual Christmas Parade took place with the theme An Old Fashioned Christmas. This year the parade was back in full swing compared to last year when they had to do a reverse parade because of the pandemic. There were many people in attendance and many parade entries.

This year’s parade entry winners are as follows, for the float category, first place was taken by Los Fresnos Elementary Conjunto. Second place was Star Students LC/Little Falcons Academy and Dance’ttude took third place.

For the band category, Los Fresnos High School Band took first place. Second place was taken by Resaca Middle School Band and Liberty Memorial Middle School took third place. In the Drill Team/Dancing/Walking category, Lopez Riggins Elementary Dance Team took first place. Second place was taken by Los Fresnos High School Stars Dance and Villarreal Elementary Cheerleaders took third place.

After the parade, the Festival and Artisan market took place at Memorial Park. Children were able to enjoy face painting, inflatable bouncers, and much more! They also got to visit and take pictures with Santa. In all more than 300 children received goodie bags from Santa, Mrs. Clause, and their elf. Families also got to enjoy live music, food vendors, and the arts & crafts from the Artisan Market.

The Los Fresnos Chamber of Commerce would like to thank Judge Juan Mendoza Jr. who played Santa, Belinda Garza as Ms. Claus, and Gracie Lopez as an Elf. They would also like to Thank LFCISD Family Engagement, HOSA LF High School Club, and LFCISD Community in Schools.