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Nov 06, 2013, 17:59 ET
Ice skaters enjoy the synchronized light and music show on the historic Harrison County Texas courthouse during the Wonderland of Lights Festival in Marshall Texas.  Beginning November 27, the festival is open every evening and on Saturdays at noon through December 31.  Over 100,000 people are expected to visit during the holidays this year.  (PRNewsFoto/Marshall Convention & Visitors Bureau)

Marshall, Texas Prepares To Turn On Millions of Holiday Lights

 Families, fun, and the magic of Christmas will be center stage in Marshall, Texas during the 27th annual Wonderland of Lights Festival. ...

Dec 28, 2012, 14:00 ET

Only Courthouse In America Known To Host Synchronized Light And Music Show Is In Marshall, Texas

As the only known working courthouse in the United States to host a spectacular light and music show, the Historic Harrison County Courthouse in...

Nov 09, 2012, 11:00 ET

Christmas Spirit Twinkles During Marshall Texas' Wonderland of Lights Festival

The year 1986 was not a happy one for Marshall, Texas. Two of the area's top employers closed down. Unemployment skyrocketed to more than 20...

Dec 19, 2011, 08:00 ET
The 25th Wonderland of Lights brings the holiday spirit to light in Marshall, TX.  (PRNewsFoto/Marshall Convention & Visitors Bureau)

25th Annual Wonderland of Lights Extends Hours

'Tis the week before Christmas, and hours of the 25th annual Wonderland of Lights, a Texas holiday tradition, have been extended.   Hours...

Nov 17, 2011, 09:02 ET
Rita Coolidge brings the sounds of Christmas to Marshall, Texas, during Wonderland of Lights.  (PRNewsFoto/Marshall Convention & Visitors Bureau)

Rita Coolidge Brings Sounds of the Season to Marshall in 25th Wonderland Of Lights

Two-time Grammy Award® winner Rita Coolidge brings the sounds of Christmas to Marshall with help from the A Cappella Choir of Wiley College...

Nov 10, 2011, 08:55 ET
The 25th Wonderland of Lights brings holiday spirit to light Nov. 23 through Jan. 1 in Marshall, TX.  (PRNewsFoto/Marshall Convention & Visitors Bureau)

25th Annual Wonderland of Lights Opens Nov. 23

  The 25th annual Wonderland of Lights, a Texas holiday tradition, opens with star-studded lighting ceremonies at 5:30 p.m....

Nov 03, 2011, 09:23 ET
The 25th Wonderland of Lights brings holiday spirit to light November 23 through January 1 in Marshall, TX.  (PRNewsFoto/Marshall Convention & Visitors Bureau)

Holiday Magic: 25th Wonderland of Lights Brings the Holiday Spirit to Light

When Wonderland of Lights opens here Nov. 23, it will rekindle a beacon of hope and hometown pride lit 25 years ago by a publisher's pen. The...

Nov 18, 2010, 16:11 ET
Wonderland of Lights: Flash of Inspiration Still Makes Spirits Bright in Marshall, Texas.  (PRNewsFoto/Marshall Convention & Visitors Bureau)

Holiday Spirit: Inspiration Lights Up a Town, Keeps Spirits Bright

George S. Smith wrote more than 3,500 editorials as a newspaper editor and publisher, but just one was enough to change his life and light up a...

Nov 10, 2010, 15:24 ET
Gospel phenom Rhema Marvanne graces opening ceremonies for the 24th annual Wonderland of Lights.  (PRNewsFoto/Marshall Convention & Visitors Bureau)

Star-Studded Ceremonies Open Wonderland of Lights

Rhema Marvanne, the 7-year-old gospel music phenom, and Twilight saga star Kirsten Prout will walk the red carpet at a star-studded lighting...

Oct 06, 2010, 10:33 ET
More than one million lights shine in historic Marshall, Texas during Wonderland of Lights, a 40-day festival of holidays lights, music and family fun starting Nov. 24.  (PRNewsFoto/Marshall Convention & Visitors Bureau)

Holiday Lights: Stars Shine on Wonderland of Lights in Marshall, Texas

24th annual holiday lights festival expands with concerts and new attractions Wonderland of Lights, a Texas holiday tradition, will bring some of...