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Wonderland of Lights returns to a simpler time this year without some of the usual activities like nightly ice skating, carousel, and train rides. However, there’s plenty to see and experience as they abide by the necessary safety guidelines during the pandemic.

Visitors enjoy driving and walking through downtown Marshall lit up with millions of lights, horse-drawn carriage rides, many cheerful holiday scenes, and beautifully decorated shops.

See the opening ceremony virtually from their Facebook page on November 25. On Small Business Saturday November 28, the Wassail Walk takes place from 1 to 5 p.m. with downtown shops serving the tasty beverage and offering specials.

An Outdoor Christmas Market takes place from 1 to 6 p.m. December 5 and 12 and includes vendors from the Harrison County Farmers’ Market.

Wonderland of Sites offers a self-guided history tour and Story Walk takes place each week during Wonderland of Lights that runs through December 31.

The downtown shops have in-store events often and children’s crafts and Santa sometimes makes an appearance.

Marshall has numerous lodging opportunities for overnight guests. For details, go to www.wonderlandoflights.com.

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