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The Wonders of Winter is an annual Festival of Lights in Waterloo Park for the enjoyment of all: families, seniors, children, students and youth. It is a free event for our community that brings us together to spread the joy of giving. Sponsored by 10 service clubs and organized by volunteers, it is a great opportunity to visit our city’s park, have a walk at night and enjoy the lights. On special nights there are horse-drawn trolley rides (free, donations accepted), SchoolHouse Plays and Park Inn hot chocolate and apple cider drinks for $1. A year-round project, our volunteers design, build and install displays. They do annual repairs, set up and take down the festival lights and operate it. Funded through sponsorships and donations, this is a festival by the community for the community.