Festival of Lights

Marshall, Texas Convention and Visitors Bureau

Holiday lights are set to turn on across the region – and that means work.

In Marshall, Texas, throngs of volunteers are putting on the 28th annual Wonderland of Lights.

The festival features more than 150,000 lights outlining the historic Harrison County Courthouse. Even more are strung throughout the  square in downtown Marshall. Lisa Agnor, the city’s finance director and chairwoman of the event, said the city chipped in $50,000 to cover the cost of the 36-day festival.

Airs Friday, November 29 at 2 p.m.  A one-hour celebration of Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights with an exploration of Chanukah foods and traditional activities. Join hosts Mindy Ratner and Bill Morelock for a celebration of the Festival of Lights. There's plenty of music from Jewish communities around the world, plus an exploration of holiday traditions, and a special story reading by the incomparable Theodore Bikel.