If you want to see some amazing Christmas lights, the Harrison County Courthouse is the place to be. Christmas magic returns to Marshall this month, when the 26th Annual Wonderland of Lights Festival opens November 21.

The “crown jewel” of the festival is the Historic Harrison County Courthouse is lit with one hundred-fifty thousand LED lights. The courthouse, built in 1901, is also the setting for nightly synchronized light and music shows . The evening light and music shows, set to begin at 6 p.m., are in their third year and have become a crowd favorite during the event.

Festival goers will enjoy millions of Christmas lights and more than 400 lighted area Christmas displays. These lighted exhibits are strategically placed downtown and throughout Marshall allowing visitors the opportunity to see the displays by horse-drawn carriage, on a nostalgic English-style double-decker tour bus, or in their own vehicle

Wonderland of Lights Festival will also feature several special events. The Opening Ceremony begins at 5:30 p.m. November 21, and will feature the Marshall Symphony Orchestra performing sounds of the season.

The Wonderland of Lights Festival will be open November 21 through December 31, (closed Christmas Eve and subject to local weather conditions ). Operating hours, ticket information, and festival schedules are on www.VisitMarshallTexas.org. Or contact the Marshall Convention and Visitors Bureau at 903-702-7777.