Walkway of Lights illuminates Marble Falls
MARBLE FALLS — Despite Daylight Saving Time ending, the nights are about to get brighter in Marble Falls.
Walkway of Lights comes to life Friday, Nov. 18, with a parade down Main Street starting at 6 p.m. and an opening ceremony at Lakeside Park before the switch is flipped by area first responders to the annual Christmas display that illuminates Lake Marble Falls.
“Santa will lead the way into Walkway,” said Elizabeth Maynard, special events coordinator for the Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce.
The winter wonderland of about 2 million lights and more than 100 sculptures will be open 6-10 p.m. daily — even holidays, but weather permitting — through Jan. 1 at the park, 305 Buena Vista Drive. And Santa has committed to visiting Walkway each weekend despite his busy schedule.
There’s no admission fee, but donations are appreciated. And there will be plenty of hot chocolate, cider, and other refreshments.
Maynard said this year’s Walkway of Lights is the same size it has been for the past two decades, but the amount of family involvement is growing.
The chamber ordered 125 Christmas trees for families to decorate at the park from noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19. A free wooden tree topper provided by the chamber will have the family’s name on it. Tree reservations must be made with the chamber by calling (830) 693-2815.
Families can choose from more than 25 themes for their tree and should bring their own ornaments — but nothing too precious in case they are damaged or misplaced.
But that’s not the only change.
“We have a new interactive sculpture, but I won’t tell you what it is,” Maynard said with a grin. “We want people to go there and see what it’s all about.”
And volunteer greeters are always welcome. Go to marblefalls.org/wol to sign up.
Contact Maynard at firstname.lastname@example.org or (830) 693-2815 for more information or to reserve a tree.
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