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Where to see Lights in Dallas / Texas

  • October 13, 2010

BY Maria Bargellini, of DFW Christmas Lights, Dallas Christmas Light installers

Looking for somewhere to go to see a lights this holiday? Try Whistlestop, in Cleburne, Texas. Their Christmas wonderland lighting display has over 3 ½ million lights decorating Hulen Park in Cleburne, Texas. There’s live entertainment like a community choir, representing area churches, singing Christmas music, a parade and pictures with Santa.  Adding to the fun will be food and gift vendors, and kids of all ages will be able to blow the whistle on the historic 3417 Steam Engine. View historic Cleburne at the Candle walk Tour of Homes. Several homes, built in the 1800’s and early 1900’s, of varying architectural styles, have been restored to their original charm. These homes are decorated for the holidays and open for the public to tour.

Going into it’s 14th year, Whistle Stop Christmas began in 1996 with just a few people who wanted to decorate Cleburne in a special way for the Holidays. As the story goes, Rebecca Roe had gone to Marble Falls to visit some friends, and they had been telling her about the beautiful lights their town displayed each year at Christmas.

Rebecca thought this would be wonderful for Cleburne. But she didn’t know how to get it started. Rebecca’s husband, Robert, was chairman of the Cleburne Chamber of Commerce at the time, and he introduced to an energetic woman named Nell Dixon who had just taken the position as the chamber president. The Roes Ben Franklin store had been accidentally double-shipped Christmas lights that year. Rebecca seizes the opportunity to decorate parts of the city with the extra lights.Rebecca asked Nell if they could call a meeting of community members who could be instrumental in spearheading an extravagant lighting display in Cleburne, and Nell said “Go for it.” Thus began Whistle Stop Christmas.

Links and additional Info

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Contact Whistlestop Here

Please note: The list of events for the 2010 season hasn’t been listed yet but expect the best from this historic town.

DFW Christmas Lights and The Outdoor Lighting Expert are owned by Dallas Curb Appeal.

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