“We are just so thrilled to be gearing up for another wonderland of lights season, and to welcome all of our tourists and community member back to the festival,” Lacy Burson, Main Street Manager said.
The event will will feature an outdoor ice-skating rink, vintage carousel, train, and a collection of tiny houses to create Santa’s Village. And there will be extra events throughout December:
Wonderland of Lights was created after Marshall’s community experienced the worst economy in the city’s history in 1987. A local editor with the Marshall News Messenger, George S. Smith wrote an article about his idea of decorating downtown Marshall for the holidays. Months later, a Marshall native living in France read the article and send a $25,000 check to the city.
Since then Marshall has transformed into a real life Hallmark Christmas movie and is recognized as one of the 10 most charming Christmas towns in Texas with thousands of people visiting every year.
source: CBS19.tv KYTX