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Published by jshaw, 2019-11-14 12:52:07

Wonderland of Lights 2019 Special Section

NOVEMBER 27 -
DECEMBER 29 TUES-SUN 6-9 P.M. SAT 4-10 P.M.
A PRODUCT OF
2019
CHRISTMAS Around the World


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Merry Christmas


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Table of
CONTENTS
The restored carousel offers the opportunity to see millions of lights rotate as the world goes by. Les Hassell/News Messenger File Photo
Welcome to Wonderland ......................... 6 Things to do at Wonderland .................... 7
Carousel
Carriage rides
Ice Skating
Wonderland Express
Santa’s Village
Entertainment
Photo Opportunities Abound Wonderland Gift Shop
Time traveling characters Windows to Wonderland
Special Events........................................10
Opening Lighting Ceremony Wassail Walk
Chug A Choo Choo All the Way From Longview
Lighted Christmas Parade Tigers on Ice
Jingle Bell Run
Outdoor Christmas Market Movie Date: A Christmas Story Wonderland of Sites
The Grinch Matinee
Story Fest
Calendar ................................................ 14 Event Map ............................................. 15 Community Events ................................. 16 Shopping and Dining Guide................... 20 Hotels/Motels/Bed and Breakfasts ........ 22
Dominic Hines, 15, helps his brother Luke Armenti, 9, ice skate while attending the Wonderland of Lights in downtown Marshall.
Michael Cavazos/News Messenger File Photo


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2019 Sponsors
Wonderland of Lights would not be possible without the generous support of the Marshall Community. Please take a moment and
join us as we say THANK YOU to our Sponsors.
McKool SMith
SAM BAXTER
Dr. Valarie Allman
&
Brad Burris
Wonderland of Lights still needs your help! To become a corporate sponsor or make a donation please contact Rachel Skowronek, Main Street Manager at (903) 702-7777 or [email protected]


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Welcome to
WONDERLAND
On behalf of the great City of Marshall, Texas I am delighted to welcome you to Wonderland of Lights 2019. My hope is that you and your family also
experience the magic that is Wonderland of Lights during your time in Marshall.
Our community has much to offer. I invite you to visit our area attractions, enjoy the hospitality of our hotels, and indulge in the variety of our local shops and eateries.
This festival is the result of 33 years of shared efforts by attendees, volunteers, sponsors, and our organiza- tion committee. This festival is the accumulation of the spirit of our city, our energy, our efforts, tears, laughter, all-night vigils- everything! Thank you to those before us and those among us who make our activities and special events possible. We are forever grateful.
From my family to yours, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
God Bless,
Terri Brown
MAYOR, CITY OF MARSHALL
Walking through downtown can be fun or hop aboard the Wonderland Express. Special to the News Messenger
4H Club members participate in the annual Christmas parade. Special to the News Messenger
Santa and Mrs. Claus wave to the crowd in the Marshall Christmas Parade, in downtown Marshall. Les Hassell/News Messenger File Photo


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WONDERLAND
A TIMELESS TREASURE lights, sing along to the music, and learn some fascinating
Things to do in
Our restored vintage Allen Herschell carousel is a treat for all ages. Carousel rides will take place on the historic square where the 1901 Historical Harrison County Courthouse adorned in white lights serves as a picture perfect backdrop. The carousel will run from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday evenings, and 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturdays. Tickets are $3.
CARRIAGE RIDES TROTTING THROUGH DOWNTOWN
Sacred Spur Carriage Company invites you to join them on a magical horse-drawn adventure to enjoy the
facts about the horses! This hospitable carriage company returns with something old and something new.
The Limo Carriage provides the perfect place to relax and snuggle up and a restored Hotel Surrey is great for families and large groups. Whether you’re planning to pop that big question or simply show the family a good time, the carriage rides do not disappoint. Rides last approximately 15 minutes and tour the Historic downtown and light displays. The Limo Carriage seats seven at $10 per seat and the surrey seats ten at $12.50 per seat. Both carriages are assigned by time slot, please arrive 5 minutes prior to ride. To book a private carriage ride, all seat tickets must be purchased. CONTINUED ON PG. 8
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The family favorite Wagonette returns as the perfect solution for larger groups or those looking for a shorter ride. The Wagonette makes a lap around the Courthouse Square and seats 12. Tickets are $5 per seat and available continuously on a first come, first served basis. The Wagonette can be reserved for a large group looking for a longer carriage-route ride in advance by calling Clay Voyles, of Sacred Spur, at (903) 790-2693.
SKATE INTO THE SPIRIT OF THE SEASON
The outdoor ice skating rink continues to be a main attraction during every season. The beautifully lit Harrison County Courthouse provides the perfect backdrop while skaters enjoy a night on the ice. The covered ice rink means less rain outs and more happy memory making! You won’t just find lights over head, they’re frozen inside the ice too!
The outdoor ice skating rink is open Tuesday-Sunday evenings, weather permitting. Sessions start every hour, on the hour, and last 45 minutes. Cost is $10 per person and includes skate rental. Where else can you skate outside on real ice in temperatures up to 70 degrees?
THE WONDERLAND EXPRESS
All aboard! Take a ride on our trackless trains for a tour of the many light displays located throughout the downtown district.
The train boards on the North side of the Historical Harrison County Courthouse at Austin Street — look for the railroad crossing sign! Attendees will be entertained while waiting to board by various groups performing at
The Wonderland Express at Wonderland of Lights. Special to the News Messenger
Telegraph Park. If you ask nicely, the friendly conductor may even let you ring the bell!
Tickets are $5 per person and the route runs approximately 8-10 minutes.
SANTA’S VILLAGE
For years, children and adults of all ages have enjoyed experiencing the magic of Christmas through Santa’s Workshop, and this year we are proud to introduce Santa’s Village! The Village is a collection of tiny houses that each feature a fun, hands on activity.
Children will discover the wonder of building their own toy inside the train depot — assisted by his elves. The wooden toy trains are assembled by the children with parts that are all made in America.
Rumor has it that Mrs. Claus’ favorite bakery has been busy preparing some delectable Christmas treats for everyone to enjoy, and we hear they will need some help decorating the delicious snacks!
Parents, bring your camera to catch memories while your child enjoys some one-on-one time with Santa in his living room, letting him know what their Christmas wishes are. Just remember, he knows if you’ve been naughty or nice!
All activities at Santa’s Village are free to the public. Donations are welcome. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Sunday 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Santa’s Village is open Nov. 27 through Dec. 22.
ENTERTAINMENT AT TELEGRAPH PARK
The sights and sounds of Christmas can be found at Telegraph Park all through the Wonderland season. Churches and school choirs, bands, string quartets, dancers, pom squads, flag teams, dancing nutcrackers and more can be enjoyed on the weekend at Telegraph Park. Bring a blanket, cuddle up, and sing along!
The entertainment schedule can be found weekly on Facebook as well as www.wonderlandoflights.com
PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES ABOUND
Remember those fun wooden vignettes with holes for you to put your face in? They are ready and waiting for every guest at Wonderland of Lights. These beautiful photo opportunities were designed and painted by local artist Carol Pace. Bring your camera and snap a pic! Whether you make it your new profile picture or


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Remember how it felt marveling at the window display of toys and dolls as a child? Storefront windows on the square and along North Washington will step back in time as they are decorated with private collections accumulated with love over the years. Collections include Holiday Barbies, A Christmas Village, Vintage Mickey Mouse, Star Wars, a unique set of fishing lures and duck calls, and more!
Santa’s Village at Wonderland of Lights. Special to the News Messenger
your family Christmas card is up to you! Grab a map from the ticket booth, Wonderland Gift Shop, or any downtown business to make sure you collect all four photo opportunities!
WONDERLAND GIFT SHOP
The Gift Shop is located inside the Visitors Center and Main Street office at 211 N. Washington. The Visitor Center also functions as an information hotspot and the Will Call location for all pre-purchased tickets. Souvenirs include mugs, hats, postcards, pins, Jingle Bell Run t-shirts, and more! Cash or card are accepted.
TIME TRAVELING CHARACTERS
Guests will feel like they’ve stepped back in time as they visit with Mr. and Mrs. Dickens on an evening stroll. Shoppers will delight in a pop up performance from The Dickens Four as they carol their way through downtown. All ages will enjoy a picture with Frosty the Snowman and Honey Bear dressed in his Christmas best.
Character schedules vary, please check the Facebook page to for a schedule of their appearances.
WINDOWS TO WONDERLAND
Happy
Holidays
from the
Brass
Trunk
The Brass Trunk
111 E. Travis St. • Marshall, TX 903-935-3645 • [email protected]


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EVENTS
OPENING LIGHTING CEREMONY competition is fierce, but the wassail is a warm and The Wonderland of Lights Opening Lighting welcome respite for holiday shoppers.
Special
Ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27 in front of the historic Harrison County Courthouse. A brief ceremony will take place and feature
performances from both a children’s choir and your hometown sweethearts the Mavettes – Marshall’s rendition of the New York Rockettes. Wonderland of Lights begins when Santa Claus himself flips the switch on millions of white lights on the historic 1901 Harrison County Courthouse and along North Washington Avenue!
The fun continues with outdoor ice skating, carousel, train, trolley and horse drawn carriage rides through downtown’s dazzling light displays, Santa’s Village, and live entertainment nightly. See you at countdown!
WASSAIL WALK; A SAMPLING OF THE SEASON ON SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY
Downtown merchants will be competing for bragging rights for the best holiday brew during the Fourth Annual Wassail Walk, an event in conjunction with National Small Business Saturday.
The event is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30. Wassail is a hot drink that is made with wine, beer or cider, spices, sugar and usually baked apples. It is traditionally served from a large bowl, especially at Christmastime. Wassail Walk participants put their own twists on the recipes, which are heavily guarded secrets among the cooks. Wassail will be served at various shops, stores and restaurants in historic downtown Marshall.
Shoppers and other downtown visitors are invited to warm their bodies and spirits by sampling the various recipes, which will be judged on both taste and presentation. Participating merchants are also battling for the coveted People’s Choice award in which shoppers and visitors will be able to cast their vote for the best wassail. The
Wassail Walk is a great day to come downtown, do a little Christmas shopping, have lunch, drink some delicious warm wassail and enjoy the season. This event is held in conjunction with American Express Small Business Saturday, a national campaign, and is a great way to show your support for local business owners.
Wassail will be served at various shops and restaurants in historic downtown Marshall. Souvenir tasting cups and a list of participating merchants can be picked up at the Visitor Center, located at 211 N. Washington the morning of the event.
CHUG A CHOO CHOO,
ALL THE WAY FROM LONGVIEW
New this year, is an exciting way to arrive in holiday style at Wonderland of Lights. A partnership between Visit Longview and Visit Marshall brings you the Wonderland Train, sponsored by CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Health System.
Starting at the Longview Depot, board a decked out train car on the Amtrak Texas Eagle and enjoy holiday music, characters, refreshments, and photo opportunities on your festive ride to the historic Marshall Texas and Pacific Railway Depot. A bus will be waiting to take passengers to downtown Marshall to experience all the joys of Wonderland of Lights! Guests will receive 2 complimentary carousel rides. Following a fun evening of ice skating, carriage rides, and a visit with the big guy himself, transportation will be provided back to Longview.
Availability is limited to 50 passengers each night. The train is scheduled to leave at 6:15 p.m., but you’ll want to arrive early to enjoy pre-boarding activities. It is approximately a 45 minute train ride to Marshall, and arrival is expected at 7 p.m. You will be greeted with friendly Depot staff and whisked away on your


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Wonderland adventure! The bus back to Longview boards at 9 p.m. at a designated pick up/ drop off spot and is approximately a 45 minute ride.
In the event of a train delay, bus transportation will be provided both ways.
Tickets are $15 per passenger when purchased by Nov. 29, and increase to $20 per passenger starting Nov. 30.
Train dates are: Sunday, December 8, Saturday December 14, Saturday, December 21, and Sunday December 29.
CHRISTMAS PARADE LIGHTS UP DOWNTOWN
The 2019 Wonderland of Lights Christmas Parade will once again wind its way through historic downtown Marshall at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7.
The lighted parade features antique and classic cars, marching bands, drill teams, lighted floats, mounted horses and, of course, Santa Claus. Trophies will be awarded for the following categories: best band presentation, best equine/horse, best lighted entry, best lighted truck, best lighted car, peppiest entry, best lighted
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agricultural, and most unique entry. Non-lighted entries will not be eligible for awards.
Entry forms for floats are due at 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 29, 2019. Forms are available for download at www.wonderlandoflights.com, or in person at 211 N. Washington.
The rain date for the parade is Saturday, Dec. 14.
TIGERS ON ICE
Your East Texas Baptist University Hockey team is back for Tigers on Ice on Sunday, Dec. 1! Join us as the team takes the ice for a crash course in ice hockey. The team will run through a few drills, break down the basics of the sport, and entertain us with a short scrimmage. Attendees will receive an autographed souvenir, and then the Tigers will be back on the ice to skate with children and their families.
The schedule of events includes introductions at 5 p.m., a little bit of information about ETBU Hockey at 5:15 p.m., a light scrimmage game at 5:25 p.m. (can you keep your eye on the puck?) and
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autograph signing and skating with children and families at 5:45 p.m.
The rink will follow the regular skating schedule, with 45 minute sessions running every hour, on the hour, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Tickets to skate are $10 and include your skate rental.
ANNUAL HOLIDAY RUN WITH A JINGLE BELL TWIST
Deck yourself out in lights and get ready to dash, dance, and prance your way across the finish line at our annual Jingle Bell Run 5K and One Mile Fun Run on Tuesday, Dec. 3. The one mile kicks off at 6:00 p.m. and the 5K at 6:30 p.m. The Jingle Bell Run begins on North Washington and will wind its way through historic downtown Marshall before ending at the Harrison County Courthouse.
Runners will be provided with jingle bells, filling the air with the a traditional Christmas ring. All 5K runners will be electronically chip-timed courtesy of Sports Spectrum. A special awards ceremony will be held at Telegraph Park with prizes going to runners dressed in their best costumes as well as timing and age division.
The pre-registration prices increase Friday, Nov. 15. All pre-registered participants are guaranteed a T-shirt on race day. Remaining T-shirts will be available on a “first come, first serve” basis to all late registration entries while supplies last. Runners are encouraged to wear seasonal costumes (Santa, elf, reindeer, etc.) and lights during the run. Entry fees for the 5K and One Mile Fun Run are $20 in advance, $25 after pre-registration deadline, and $30 on race day. All races for children 12 and under are $15 in advance, $20 after pre-registration deadline, and $25 on race day.
Registration forms are available online at www. wonderlandoflights.com and in person at the Visitors Center at 211 N. Washington.
OUTDOOR CHRISTMAS MARKET
The Outdoor Christmas Market features vendors from around the region selling homemade Christmas and holiday crafts, decor, and plenty of great gifts and “stocking stuffers”. Booths line North Washington Avenue, inviting shoppers to stroll the street and sidewalks exploring both the Market and the downtown shops. Local growers with Market on the Square and the Harrison County
Farmers Market will be set up at Telegraph Park with seasonal goods.
Vendor applications will be accepted until Friday, Nov. 30 at 5 p.m., and can be found online at www. wonderlandoflights.com or at the Visitor Center at 211 N. Washington.
The event will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is no admission cost!
MOVIE DATE: A CHRISTMAS STORY
Grab a date, bring your gal pals, or make it a guys trip and laugh out loud at this classic Christmas story of misfortune and mishaps. On Dec. 15 at 3:30 p.m., you’ll be enjoying the newly restored Memorial City Hall Performance Center just steps away from all the Wonderland of Lights action.
It’s the final days before Christmas in early 1940s Cleveland, and 9-year-old Ralphie wants one thing from Santa Claus more than anything else: a Red Ryder Carbine Action Air Rifle. As he trudges through the snow to school, faces the neighborhood bully and visits a malevolent department store Santa Clause, Ralphie connives, conspires and campaigns for the most fabulous Christmas present ever in this heartwarming, hysterical and sweetly nostalgic holiday film. Based on stories by Jean Sheppard.
Movie is rated PG. Tickets are $5 per adult, and $3.50 for ages 12 and under. Advance tickets can be purchased online at www.memorialcityhall.com.
WONDERLAND OF SITES; A SIGHT TO BEHOLD
Those Wonderland attendees who want to get a little history of some historic buildings in Marshall are in luck, as the Wonderland of Sites tour offers just that! We are excited to announce new additions to our historical tour event, Wonderland of Sites. Wonderland of Sites 2019 includes historic homes, patios, museums, churches and more! Each location offers a chance to sneak a peek at interesting locations you might not otherwise have been inside.
Participating locations include, but are not limited to: The Starr Family Home State Historic Site, Michelson Museum of Art, Trinity Episcopal Church, Harrison County Historical Museum, a downtown courtyard, Wisteria Bed and Breakfast, and more!
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Participating merchants of downtown Marshall will have story time and crafts of a variety of Christmas and Holiday books. While the kids are distracted, mom and dad can get in some local, last minute shopping in store!
Story Fest is Saturday, Dec. 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with readings starting every hour. Participating merchants will be marked with a poster on the door of which book will be read.
Participants in the 2018 Jingle Bell Run. Special to the News Messenger
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Center at 211 N. Washington, a week prior to the event as well as the day of.
For information, call 903-702-7777.
THE GRINCH MATINEE
“Don’t forget the Grinch. I know he’s mean and hairy and smelly. His hands might be cold and clammy, but I think he’s actually kinda...sweet.” Cindy Lou Who said it right when she talked about sharing the spirit of Christmas! On Dec. 22 at 3:30 p.m, you’ll be enjoying the newly restored Memorial City Hall Performance Center just steps away from all the Wonderland of Lights action.
In this 2018 fully animated retelling of Dr. Suess’ The Grinch, The Grinch attempts to undermine the annual Christmas celebration at Whoville with the help of his loyal dog and reindeer. He disguises himself as Santa Claus and tries to steal all the presents, but his cover his threatened by an earnest young girl.
Movie is rated PG. Movie is rated PG-13. Tickets are $5 per adult, and $3.50 for ages 12 and under. Advance tickets can be purchased online at www.memorialcityhall.com
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Millions of Lights.
A WORLD FULL OF CHRISTMAS.
NOVEMBER 27 - DECEMBER 29
NOV.27 OpeningCeremo
NOV.30 WassailWalk&SmallBusinessSaturday
Crafts, cookies, and photos with Santa. Regular operating hours,closes Dec. 23. Free.
45 minute sessions, every hour on the hour. Regular operating hours, $10 per skater, includes skaterental.
A shorter ride around the square. Perfect for young families or larger groups. Regular operating hours, $5 per rider.
DEC. 1 DEC. 3 DEC. 7 DEC. 14
DEC. 15 DEC. 21 DEC. 22 DEC. 28
11 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Tigers on Ice 5 p.m. • Jingle Bell Run 6 p.m.
Lighted Christmas Parade 6 p.m.
Outdoor Christmas Market 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Rain Day for Parade 6 p.m.
A Christmas Story Matinee 3:30 p.m. • Wonderland of Sites 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The Grinch Matinee 3:30 p.m.
Story Fest 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
OUTDOOR ICE SKATING:
SUNDAY
MILITARY DISCOUNT W/ID 20% OFF • COLLEGE STUDENT ID W/ DISCOUNT 20% OFF • GROUP DISCOUNT 20 TICKETS OR MORE 20% OFF
MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
ny6p.m. • SANTA'SVILLAGE:
• PHOTOOPPORTUNITIES& VIGNETTES: Keep an eye out
for Frosty the Snowman, Honey Bear, and Mr. & Mrs. Dickens as they stroll through downtown! Regular operating hours, Free.
• HORSE-DRAWNWAGONETTE:
PRICING
Ice Skating $10
Wonderland Express $5
Carousel $3
Horse Drawn Wagonette $5
Horse Drawn Hotel Surrey $10
Horse Drawn Red Classic Carriage $12.50
Santa’s Village Free
Photo Opportunities Free Nightly Entertainment Free
SATURDAY
for more details
visit www.wonderlandoflights.com or call 903.702.7777
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WONDERLAND EXPRESS:
• CAROUSEL:Restored1948 Herschel carousel, regular hours, $3 per rider.
Trackless train rides through downtown light displays. Regular operating hours,
$5 per rider.
• LIVE ENTERTAINMENT:
• HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGE
& SURREY: A longer ride through downtown's light displays. Perfect for families or larger groups. Regular operating hours, $10-$12.50 per rider.
Nightly on Telegraph Park, Free.
OPENING CEREMONY 6 p.m.
Hours: 6-9p.m.
THANKSGIVING
Hours: 6-9p.m.
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WASSAIL WALK 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Hours: 4-10p.m.
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Hours: 6-9p.m.
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Hours: 6-9p.m.
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CHRISTMAS MARKET 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
RAIN DAY FOR PARADE 6 p.m.
Hours: 4-10p.m.
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Hours: 4-10p.m.
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STORY MATINEE CLOSED 3:30 p.m.
Hours: 6-9p.m.
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Hours: 6-9p.m.
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Community EVENTS
The antique carousel offers fun for all ages in downtown. Special to the News Messenger
Sweet treats are available during Wonderland of Lights. Special to the News Messenger
STARS AND SPRINKLES FOR ALL AGES
Sprinkles, sparkles, and slime! Join in on this festive come and go event. Activities include crafting, slime making, story time, and cookie decorating!
When: Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to noon
Where: Starr Family Home State Historic Site, 407 W. Travis Cost: Free, reservations requested
MARSHALL SINGS CHRISTMAS
Join the Marshall Music Club for a community sing- a-long inside the Historic Harrison County Courthouse. Email [email protected] for more information
When: Saturday, December 7 at 5 p.m. Where: 1 Peter Whetstone Square Cost: Free admission and participation
SUPPER WITH SANTA
Join Cypress Junior Women’s Club for the annual Supper with Santa, where families enjoy a spaghetti dinner with the big man himself! Mix and mingle with your favorite fantasy characters from Story Book Party and more! Supper with Santa is a long standing tradition in Marshall. Proceeds are donated back to non-profits serving Harrison County. All attendees will also receive the infamous Supper with Santa coloring book, which is sponsored by local businesses. Search the event on Facebook for more details.
When: Friday, Dec. 5 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Marshall Convention Center, 2501 East End Blvd South
Cost: $5 per attendee. Raffle tickets are also available.
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The downtown courthouse sits in all its splendor during Wonderland of Lights. Special to the News Messenger
Christmas sweaters, antlers and a whole lot of fun is only part of the holiday festivities. Special to the News Messenger
Happy Holidays!
Anne Yappen
903-930-8543 [email protected]
1002 E. Grand Ave. • Marshall, TX


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The 3rd Annual Ugly Sweater Dog Walk, hosted by the Friends of Marshall Animals, invites you to slip a sweater or costume on your furry friend and come have fun! Awards will be presented for top four best “ugly” dressed dogs!
When: Saturday, Dec. 14. Registration starts at 11 a.m. and the walk begins at 11:30 a.m.
Where: Participants will meet at Telegraph Park for their
walk downtown.
Cost: $15 to pre-register and $20 on the day of the event. Registration fee includes an event t-shirt. Registration is available online via the event page on Facebook.
SANTA PAWS IS COMING TO TOWN
Antique cars are on display during the annual Christmas parade. Special to the News Messenger
Anna Leigh Guenard, 2, has her picture taken with Santa while attending the Wonderland of Lights in 2017 in downtown Marshall. News Messenger File Photo


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Crowds gather for the annual Christmas Parade in downtown Marshall. This year’s parade will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. Special to the News Messenger
Peace
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May the Christmas Season Shower You & Your Loved ones with Many Blessings!
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Dining & Shopping
Dining
BLUE FROG RESTAURANT & CATERING
208 N. Washington
Inside Blissmoor Valley Ranch Company Store Monday - Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Watch for Alley Downtown pop ups!
CAJUN TEX
104 West Grand
Monday - Thursday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. • Friday & Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Cajun & Creole Cuisine, burgers, steaks, & salads
CENTRAL PERKS
211 N. Washington
Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
with extended Wonderland hours Tuesday through Sunday Elevated spins on sandwiches, salads, burgers & espresso drinks
THE GINOCCHIO
707 N. Washington
Lunch Tuesday - Friday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Dinner Tuesday - Saturday 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Fine dining, exquisite cocktails in a unique and historic setting
JOE PINE COFFEE CO.
207 N. Washington
Monday - Saturday 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Signature coffee drinks, baked goods & East Texas gear
LEGENDS SOCIAL CLUB
303 N. Columbus
Monday - Thursday 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. • Friday 4 p.m. to 2 a.m., Saturday 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. • Sunday 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Double decker sports bar and music venue with
full food service
MCKEE’S SOUL FOOD
211 N. Wellington
Monday - Saturday 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
With extended Wonderland hours Tuesday through Saturday A variety of soul food dinners from mother’s kitchen
MIGUELS
105 E. Houston
Tuesday - Saturday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. • Sunday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Authentic Mexican Food
OS2 PUB
102 E. Houston
Monday - Thursday 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. • Friday & Saturday 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Drinks & Spirits
PAZZERIA by PIETRO’S
101 W. Austin
Monday - Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. • Friday & Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Italian pastas & gourmet pizzas
R&R BAKERY & COFFEE SHOPPE
115 E. Houston
Monday - Friday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
with extended Wonderland hours Tuesday through Sunday Grilled Sandwiches, soups, salads & bakery
SQUARE NUTRITION
312 N. Washington
Monday - Friday 7 am to 6 pm, Saturday 9 am to 1 pm Shake and tea bar offering over 30 flavors
Shopping
BLISSMOOR VALLEY RANCH COMPANY STORE
208 N. Washington
Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
with extended Wonderland hours Monday through Sunday Home décor, antiques, & baby clothing
THE BRASS TRUNK
111 E. Travis
Monday - Friday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. • Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ladies clothing boutique & accessories


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DEBORAH’S BOUTIQUE
100 W. Grand
Monday - Friday 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. • Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ladies clothing boutique & accessories
DOWNTOWN GIRLS & BROTHER
100 W. Grand, Suite C
Tuesday - Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. • Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Children’s, juniors, & ladies clothing boutique
THE GENERAL STORE - ADDICTIONS BY RHONDA
216 N. Washington
Tuesday - Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. • Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with extended Wonderland hours Tuesday through Sunday Clothing, accessories, & home goods
THE INFIELD DOWNTOWN
315 N. Washington Monday - Thursday 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Indoor baseball & softball facility
MICAH’S JEWELRY
100 West Grand Avenue
Fine Jewelry, custom options available
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PAZZO VINO WINE BAR & ESPRESSO LOUNGE
205 N. Washington Monday-Friday8a.m.to9p.m. • Saturday8a.m.to10p.m. Full service wine merchant
THE T ROOM
212 N. Washington
Monday - Saturday 10 am to 5 pm
Tea, essential oils, jewelry, handmade soaps, flower arrangements
THE WEISMAN CENTER
211 N. Washington
Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
with extended Wonderland hours Tuesday through Sunday Clothing, jewelry, art, antiques & collectibles
MARSHALL VISITORS CENTER & MAIN STREET OFFICE 211 N. Washington
(903) 702-7777
T.C. Lindsey Company
Jonesville, Texas
General Store
since 1847
Tuesday-Saturday 10am - 4pm
Closed Sunday and Monday Take FM 134 North, 2 miles from I-20, Exit 633 in Waskom 903-687-3382
Holiday Open House
December 14, 2019 11 am - 2 pm
Discover Relics from the Past... Find Forgotten Treasures!
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Places to Stay
THIS HOLIDAY
HOTELS
GARDEN INN & SUITES
5301 East End Boulevard South (903) 927-0009
COMFORT SUITES
5204 East End Blvd South (903) 927-1139
FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES
150 West Interstate 20 (903) 938-7666
HAMPTON INN
5100 East End Blvd South (903) 927-0079
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES
500 Interstate 20 East (903) 934-9700
BEST WESTERN EXECUTIVE INN
5201 East End Boulevard (903) 935-0707
DAYS INN & SUITES
5555 East End Boulevard South (903) 935-1941
ECONO LODGE
5904 East End Boulevard South (903) 935-1135
LA QUINTA INN & SUITES
6015 East End Boulevard South (903) 934-3080
MOTEL 6
300 I-20 East (903) 935-4395
RODEWAY INN
5301 East End Blvd. South (903) 927-0009
MOTELS
AMERICA’S BEST VALUE INN
100 I-20 West (903) 927-1718
ARYA INN
300 I-20 E. Frontage Rd. (903) 934-3104
BUDGET INN
502 East End Boulevard South (903) 935-7984
BURNETT MOTEL
205 East Pinecrest Drive (903) 938-6648
RELAX INN
400 East Pinecrest Drive (903) 935-8344
TEXAS INN
1100 East End Boulevard South (903) 938-4333
TRAVEL INN
302 East Pinecrest Drive (903) 935-7862
QUALITY INN
9411 East End Blvd. South (903) 935-7923
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ROSEVILLE
6843 Highway 80 West (903) 935-5000
THREE OAKS BED & BREAKFAST
609 North Washington Avenue (903) 935-6777
WISTERIA GARDEN B&B
215 East Rusk Street (903) 938-7611
BED &
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