Wonderland of Lights


Make your holiday magical with a trip to the 33rd Annual celebration of Marshall Texas' famed Wonderland of Lights Festival!

The City of Marshall, Marshall Convention and Visitors Bureau and Marshall Main Street Program invite you to explore our "Christmas Around the World" in beautiful, historic downtown Marshall this holiday season.

Conceived in 1987, Wonderland of Lights rivals the best Christmas lighting events in the country. Millions of white lights illuminate the historic Harrison County Courthouse as downtown Marshall is transformed into a Winter Wonderland. 


Enjoy our outdoor ice skating rink, catch a ride on the Holly Trolley, Wonderland Express, or our beautifully restored vintage 1948 Herschel carousel. Make precious memories in Santa's Village, a collection of tiny homes each featuring a fun, free activity; Build a train, decorate a cookie, and visit with the big guy himself!

Bundle up and enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride on one of three carriages through Historic Downtown Marshall, then grab your dancing partner and listen to live music at Telegraph Park downtown performed by local musicians, area churches and school choirs.

Special events are sprinkled throughout the Festival season including our Opening Lighting CeremonyWassail Walk on Small Business Saturday, Tigers On Ice, Jingle Bell RunLighted Christmas Parade, Outdoor Christmas Market, A Christmas Story Movie Matinee, Wonderland of Sites, The Grinch Matinee, and StoryFest. In depth event details are available through the individual Facebook event pages.


*Winter weather in East Texas can be unpredictable. Check with us daily on our social media sites by 4:00 p.m. to get up-to-date information on inclement weather arrangements.


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Helpful Links and applications


Wonderland of Lights 2019 Guide

Outdoor Christmas Market Vendor Regulations 

Santa's Village Volunteer Sign-up

Visitors Center Volunteer Sign-up

Wonderland Entertainment Sign-up

2019 Jingle Bell Run Entry Form

2019 Christmas Parade Entry Form

2019 Parade Line-up List

2019 Christmas Parade Staging Map

2019 Christmas Parade Route Map 


For Directions click here





Wonderland of Lights is a community wide event and wouldn’t be possible without the support of our volunteers, sponsors, and donors. If you are interested in being involved with this year’s festival please contact us at 903-702-7777 or wonderland@marshalltexas.net


The Marshall Visitors Center is open 8 am-5 pm Monday through Friday and 4 pm-9pm Saturday and Sunday. For more information or to request a visitor packet, please call us at (903) 702-7777 or stop by 211 N. Washington Avenue, Marshall TX 75670.







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