Friday, December 13
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM: Starr Family Home State Historic Site, 903-935-3044
10:00 AM-4:00 PM: Historic Courthouse Museum, 903 938-2680, Admission charge
11:00 AM: The Marshall Depot Ribbon Cutting for the handicap lift
2:00 PM-8:00 PM: T & P Depot Museum, 903-938-9495
4:00 PM: Wonderland of Lights Festival, Downtown Marshall, 903 702-7777
6:00 PM-9:00 PM: Santa’s Workshop, Downtown Marshall
6:00 PM-8:00 PM: “Walk to Bethlehem”, Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Marshall, 903 935-3787
6:30 PM – Close: Texas Soul Shakers, Cajun Tex, 903-935-7719
7:00 PM-9:00 PM: Shelbi, Sweet Sabine’s, 903 702-7933
7:10 PM: Holiday Traditions, Free Music Show, Telegraph Park
8:00 PM: Matt Coldwell, Charlie’s Backyard Bar, 903
8:15 PM: Christmas Staircase Harmony, Free Music, Weisman Center
9:00 PM: Live Music at OS2 Pub, 903 938-7700
Rick Rowe and the KTBS Community Caravan Came to Marshall on Thursday, December 12th for lunch at Central Perks, and to talk about the Wonderland of Lights Festival. The Wonderland Carolers entertained everyone during the event.
Steve Carlile spoke with KTBS about the Wonderland of Lights Festival. He shared insight into what the festival has meant to the community, and about how he and his family believed in and supported the festival from the beginning.
WONDERLAND OF LIGHTS
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Grand Marshall’s Trophy – Trinity Episcopal School Day School “Beauty & the Beast”
Best Band Presentation – Elysian Fields: High School Marching Band and Middle School Band
Best Equine / Horse – Reginald Bracey / RDB Ranch
Best Lighted Truck – Vincent Bradbury
Best Lighted Car – Healthcare Express
Best in Dance – Marshall High School Cheerleaders
Best in Theme – Cypress Valley Bible Church
Best Overall Lighted Entry – American Legion – The Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor
Best Overall Presentation – Marshall FFA
Most Unique Entry – East Texas Antique Tractor & Engine Club
On Monday, December 2nd, Rick Rowe and the KTBS crew joined the Marshall Convention & Visitors Bureau to celebrate the season with the Wonderland of Lights Festival.
The feature was “It’s ok to say Merry Christmas”, and highlighted a taste of the Wonderland of Lights Festival as well as a short segment to promoted downtown Marshall food and beverage establishments located in the Wonderland of Lights Festival area.
Continue reading to click on links to the various segments of the show.
The 27th Annual Wonderland of Lights Festival opened for an enthusiastic crowd with the Samsung Holiday Celebration Show on Wednesday, November 27th. The festival will be open every evening and on Saturdays starting at noon through December 31st.
Conceived in 1987, the Wonderland of Lights Festival rivals the best Christmas lighting events in the country. Know as the “Granddaddy of Texas Lighting Festivals” the event attracts more 100,000 visitors to see the 10 million lights and over 400 attractions that adorn the city.
The Historic Harrison County Courthouse is the center stage of events as visitors are enthralled with the synchronize light and music shows that begin each evening at 6 PM during the festival. Steve & Penny Carlile and Celebrating Home, sponsors of the music and light program, have assisted with creating the only known show on an active courthouse in America. Each presentation includes nearly 250,000 pulsating LED lights from the windows, pillars, and dome. The show can be viewed from all four sides of the courthouse with the best view on the north side where seating is provided.
As the only known working courthouse in the United States to host a spectacular light and music show, the Historic Harrison County Courthouse continues to shine bright each evening through December 31 during Marshall’s Wonderland of Lights Festival.