Conceived in 1987, Wonderland of Lights Festival rivals the best Christmas lighting events in the country and is known as the Granddaddy of Texas Lighting Festivals. Each year, millions of lights creatively caress homes and businesses with extravagant, elegant and simple displays.
The Historic Harrison County Courthouse is at the center of events and visitors are enthralled with the nightly synchronized light and music shows. Festival activities take place throughout the city, but the epicenter is the downtown square, which comfortably accommodates crowds and carries a sparkling atmosphere each evening.
Exciting activities abound with an outdoor ice rink, Wonderland Village, North Pole Play Land, a live variety show each night performed in Telegraph Park, North Pole Play Land Express train rides, Wonderland Mountain. Polar Challenge, bus tours, carriage rides and much, much more. There is no cost to enjoy the synchronized light and sound show on the courthouse, the evening music show begins at 7:10 PM each evening on the Street of Dreams.
Line up early for the annual lighted Christmas parade where hundreds of participants dance through the downtown streets amidst beautifully lit floats. Then, take a ride on our bus tours which will delight you as you pass hundreds of amazing light displays, some measuring more than 24-feet tall!
The words of the holiday classic, It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, could easily have been written about Marshall’s Wonderland of Lights, where miles of twinkling lights and festivities could make even the Grinch grin. The Wonderland of Lights Festival will be open every evening November 27- December 31, 2013. For group tour information or sponsorship opportunities, contact the Marshall Convention & Visitors Bureau by email at cvb@VisitMarshallTexas.or or by phone at (903) 702-7777.