It’s 40 days of holiday lights for Marshall, Texas

It's 40 days of holiday lights for Marshall, Texas.

It's 40 days of holiday lights for Marshall, Texas.

As from November 24th, Marshall, Texas will enjoy a 40-day Wonderland of Lights Festival. This festival is a Texan holiday tradition that will bring music, Christmas lights, and family fun along with some of the most-loved names in music.

This will be the 24th season of the Wonderland of Lights. Marshall’s historic town square, landmarks around the town, and the magnificent 1901 courthouse will all be lit up with more than a million Christmas lights with hundreds of displays being showcased. This year there will be new attractions including an all star holiday concert series.

New attractions at this year’s lights festival include a trackless mini-train that will carry visitors around Marshall’s picturesque town square, and a 15-foot life-sized snow globe that makes Wonderland visitors part of the whole holiday scene.

Seven-year-old gospel singing sensation Rhema Marvanne graces the Wonderland of Lights opening night ceremony on November 24th, as the opening act in Marshall’s new holiday music series. Actress Kirsten Prout, known to fans of the Twilight saga as Lucy in “Eclipse”, will also be there for the opening night.

The Four Tops, the Charlie Daniels Band, Roy Clark, and the Von Trapp Children, members of the Austrian family made famous by “The Sound of Music,” are among the stars coming to Marshall Convention Center through December 18th as part of Wonderland of Lights.

Wonderland of Lights is one of the largest holiday light celebrations in the United States, and more than 125,000 visitors make coming to Marshall, Texas, a holiday tradition.

Hours for attractions for the 2010 Wonderland of Lights festival are 6 to 9:30 pm Monday through Thursday, 4 to 9:30 pm Friday and Saturday, November 24th through December 16th.  Hours are 4 to 9:30 pm daily for December 17th through 26th. From December 27th through January 2nd, hours are 6 to 9:30 pm Monday through Thursday, and 4 to 9:30 pm on Friday and Saturday.

This year’s Wonderland of Lights will finish on January 2nd, 2011.

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Authored by: Cheri Youmans

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