Thanksgiving is less than a month away, which means Christmas Wonderland is right around the corner.  It’s been a Riverbend tradition for many for about two decades.  Volunteers with The Grandpa Gang have been stringing up lights and placing displays at Rock Spring Park in Alton in preparation for this year’s effort.

Head Grandpa Bob Osburn tells The Big Z there will be plenty of familiar displays, but there are some new things too.

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He says the combination of police, volunteers, Grandpa Gang members and surveillance cameras has helped keep vandalism to a minimum over the past year or so, and hopes that trend continues.  Opening night at Christmas Wonderland is November 27.  Walk through night is Monday November 30.


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