Santa’s Village is returning to Marshall and with it some road closures.
In order to accommodate the relocation of Santa’s Village—a star attraction of Wonderland of Lights—to the area near Telegraph Park in downtown Marshall, the city will close the 100-block of North Washington Avenue beginning on Monday, November 12, until early January.
Drivers will still be able to easily access the downtown area using Austin Street.
“We looked at a variety of spaces for the relocation of Santa’s Village over the summer and met with the downtown businesses who would be most affected by each option. After tossing around a few ideas, we received a resounding request that Santa’s Village call Telegraph Park home. We, as well as our merchants, believe the further we can drive foot traffic down North Washington and off the square, the better. We are proud to have 13 restaurants and 10 retail businesses open late during the holidays, many of which do up to one third of their yearly business during Wonderland of Lights. I want to thank our downtown business community for their continued support of Wonderland of Lights, and a special thank you to McKool Smith – Sam Baxter for their generous contribution to Santa’s Village. It is because of McKool Smith that every child is able to leave with a Christmas cookie, built-by-them train, and special memory,” said Main Street Manager Rachel Skowronek.
Santa’s Village, a collection of tiny homes, will each feature a fun, free activity including: train building, cookie decorating, and visiting with the big guy himself.
Wonderland of Lights begins at 6 p.m. on Nov. 21 with the opening ceremony and concludes on Dec. 30. It is open Tuesday through Sunday evenings from 6-9 p.m. and Saturdays from 4-10 p.m. Special events occur throughout the season. For a complete schedule, visit www.wonderlandoflights.com.
For more information, contact the Marshall Main Street Office at 903-702-7777.