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Wonderland of Lights - Christmas time celebration

Dallas, Texas
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Wonderland of Lights - Christmas time celebration

Want to take the grandchildren (boys ages 5 and 11, little one still loves Santa) to Marshall Christmas celebration. Any suggestions on where to stay that's nice but affordable? And what experiences would be good for them...over Dec 7 - 9?

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Livingston, Texas
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1. Re: Wonderland of Lights - Christmas time celebration

The comfort suites in Marshall is really nice and affordable. We have stayed there numerous times

Austin, Texas
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2. Re: Wonderland of Lights - Christmas time celebration

I visited the lights of Marshall many, many years ago and it was beautiful. We also drove over to Jefferson and visited all the quaint shops there. Lots of fun if you have time.

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Houston, Texas
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3. Re: Wonderland of Lights - Christmas time celebration

I was just there. A few of the chain hotels can be had for $50 per night, and there are upscale, more comfortable options. The courthouse decorations are well done, and there is an ice skating rink, hot chocolate stands, hay rides, and Blue Frog restaurant and Central Perks coffee all with a few blocks of the courthouse. Well worth the visit.

Springhill...
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4. Re: Wonderland of Lights - Christmas time celebration

Wonderland of Lights in Marshall, Texas, was VERY disappointing. We stood in line 2 hours for a 10 minute drive on a "train" to see all of 6 places decorated. Tickets for ice skating and carriage rides were sold out. The poor horses were slipping and sending sparks off the brick road, as well as physically exhausted. Our family of 6 was beyond disappointed. Needless to say, it was a wasted 2 hour drive. We could've stayed home and seen WAY more lights. NEVER AGAIN. Friends of ours went a few days before we did, with a younger child, and they were just as disappointed. It's safe to say that neither of our families saw a "wonderland of lights."

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5. Re: Wonderland of Lights - Christmas time celebration

We drove from Natchitoches to see something different. BIG MISTAKE! With lightbulbs out or missing, cheap displays and the tiny merry-go-round it was a colossal disappointment. With all the improvements to the riverbanks in Natchitoches, we will just stay home next year!

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