WACO (October 2, 2013)—Waco officials are planning a week-long fall festival called “Waco Wonderland,” which they hope will become an annual event.
The festival will run from Nov. 30 to Dec. 7 in front of City Hall and will include a fireworks display that will be put on by Atlas Enterprises to make up for the show that fizzled during the city’s Fourth on the Brazos celebration this summer.
Atlas also refunded the cost of the July show.
The new festival will include the city’s annual Christmas tree lighting, music, choir performances, a parade and an ice rink where skaters can carve figure-eights for a $5 fee.
Officials estimate the festival, which is sponsored by the city, the Waco Public Improvement District, and community underwriters will cost from $90,000 to $95,000.