Marshall, Texas- The City of Marshall and the Marshall Downtown Development Corporation are gearing up for the 29th annual Wonderland of Lights parade sponsored by East Texas Baptist University. Historic downtown Marshall will once again be transformed into a winter wonderland. The parade always takes center stage during the Wonderland of Lights Festival. This year’s event is slated for this Saturday, December 5th, 2015 at 6 p.m. With over 70 entries signed up this year’s event is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
“It takes a team to orchestrate this big event, special thanks to the City’s Street Department, Police Department, Fire Department, Lions Club and the Chamber Ambassadors for ensuring we have enough boots on the ground,” said O’Brien.
The annual lighted Christmas parade is one of the most anticipated evenings of the Holiday season in downtown Marshall. Spectators will line the downtown streets in anticipation of the wonderfully lighted floats and holiday music. The lighted parade features antique & classic cars, marching bands, drill teams, lighted floats, mounted horse units and of course, Santa Claus on his magical sleigh. The deadline to submit applications has passed. Detailed information on parade lineup will be posted later this week at www.marshalltexas.net and emailed to participants who submitted email addresses with their registration.
Wonderland activities such as ice skating and the Carousel will run at 5 p.m. Carriage and Train rides will resume immediately following the parade. Santa’s Workshop will be open beginning at 6 p.m., with Santa Claus making his appearance after the conclusion of the parade. Live entertainment by Robert “Blind Dog” Cook will take place on Telegraph Stage after the parade.
Wonderland of Lights runs from November 25th through December 31st Tuesday- Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m. nightly. Wonderland of Lights is closed Christmas eve. Be sure to follow Wonderland of Lights on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and visit us online at www.marshalltexas.net for up to date details on entertainment, weather and schedule changes.