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Wonderland of Lights in Marshall Kicks Off the Christmas Season in Style

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Christmas is a time to go big or go home with your lighting and decorations, and one small Texas town is following that to a “T.” Marshall, Texas, hosts its annual Wonderland of Lights featuring a giant ice rink for skating, a parade, and a vintage, restored 1948 Herschel carousel, among other fantastically magical holiday scenes! It’s the town’s 32nd year of celebrating in this manner. This year, their festivities begin on Wednesday, November 21 at 6 p.m. with the lighting of the Harrison County Courthouse – a historic venue that lends itself nicely to spreading Christmas cheer!

Outlined with millions of white Christmas lights, the courthouse illuminates the night sky at dusk on November 21 and kicks off what is for many the most wonderful time of the year. From Tuesday to Sunday, 6 – 9 p.m., and Saturdays 4 – 10 p.m., from November 21 through December 30 inclusive, visitors to Marshall can experience horse-drawn carriage rides, town tours by train (the Holly Trolley or the Wonderland Express), and wonderful shopping and dining as it’s meant to be for the holidays – enjoyable and stress-free! Their charming downtown restaurants and shops will be beautifully decorated, inviting everyone to come in from the cold and prepare to be delighted! Not only that, but your kids will love the wonderful Santa’s Village – a collection of tiny houses which each feature a free and fun activity – and a visit with the big man himself!

Wonderland of Lights in Marshall Kicks Off the Christmas Season in Style

Photo: Facebook/Wonderland of Lights

In conjunction with Wonderland of Lights, Marshall will be holding the fourth annual Wassail Walk during small business Saturday on November 24. Participants can sample this unique Norwegian holiday drink from a variety of Marshall’s shops, and then rank each of the merchants’ recipes in order to select the winners of the People’s Choice Award! Along the same vein (but with less walking for participants and more for the unique entries!) on Saturday, December 1, visitors to Marshall are welcomed for the Lighted Christmas Parade! The theme this year is candy, so it’s anticipated that an amazing array of sweet lighted treats will be on display.

Wonderland of Lights in Marshall Kicks Off the Christmas Season in Style
Photo: Facebook/Wonderland of Lights

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