Wonderland of Lights


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Make your holiday magical with a trip to the 31st Annual anniversary 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 "Candy Wonderland of Lights" 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 Trolly, Wonderland Express and our beautifully restored vintage 1948 Herschel carousel. Pay a visit the brand new Santa’s Village for cookies, train building and plenty of pictures. 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 Ceremony, Wassail Walk on Small Business Saturday, Jingle Bell RunLighted Christmas ParadeOutdoor Christmas Market, Tigers on Ice, and Wonderland of Sites. The fun doesn't stop there! Check out our calendar for more scheduled events, where you're sure to find something for everyone!

*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.



Downloadable Applications

Jingle Bell Run Application 

Outdoor Christmas Market Application

Lighted Christmas Parade Entry Form


Parade Information

Parade Route 

Parade Line up Listing 

Parade Line up Map 

Parade Awards Press Release


Downloadable Maps

General Event Map

Wonderland of Sites Brochure


Initial Press Release - Sept 2017

General Press  Release - Nov 11, 2017




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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 301 N. Washington Avenue, Marshall TX 75670.






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