Wonderland of Lights


Wonderland Tonight: Wednesday December 7, 2016

Tonights schedule will be announced by 2:00pm while we review the weather forecast.

Don't forget, we have rescheduled the parade for this Saturday, Dec. 10th.


Make your holiday magical with a trip to the 30th 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 celebrate our pearl anniversary 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. 


Happiness Abounds!  Schedules have aligned and the Wonderland of Lights Parade is ON!

Saturday, December 10 at 6:00 is the date and it will be a great day in Marshall.

The Wonderland Car Show and Christmas Market will be from 11:00 – 4:00 followed by the fabulous parade at 6:00.

Santa, Frosty and all the elves are ready to ride….Thanks…can’t wait to see you! 

****PLEASE notify J.C. Hughes by email at jchughes@marshalltexas.net or by calling and leaving a message at 903-935-4489 no later than noon next Tuesday the 6th, so we can develop a new parade line-up based on who can still show up on the revised parade date!

Please disregard your previous line-up number because it may change, we will notify everyone by no later than noon Thursday the 8th of your new line-up location! It will also be posted online at that time!



Enjoy our outdoor ice skating rink, carousel and train rides, Santa’s Workshop, horse-drawn carriage rides and live entertainment.*

Each Saturday of the season features a special event including our Opening Lighting Ceremony, Wassail Walk on Small Business Saturday, Jingle Bell Run, Lighted Christmas Parade, Outdoor Christmas Market, 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


Parade Information

Lighted Christmas Parade Route

Lighted Christmas Parade Line-Up Map 

Lighted Christmas Parade Line-Up Listing


Downloadable Maps

General Event Map


Wassail the Fuss About?

Wonderland Outdoor Christmas Market


Wonderland of Sites Map (coming soon)


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 Visitor’s Center is open from 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday - Sunday. For Group Sales, private carriage rides or more information contact us at 903-702-7777 or email us at wonderlandoflights@marshalltexas.net






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