Alton's Christmas Wonderland will return this year the day after Thanksgiving, but the work to set up the enormous display has been going on for weeks already. The Grandpa Gang creates the display each year, and the head of the organization says they have plenty of help this year putting up the displays.

Grandpa Gang interim leader Al Cowgill tells The Big Z one thing that is also an unfortunate tradition is vandalism and theft.

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Christmas Wonderland runs from November 23 - December 26. The walk-through night will be November 26, the first Monday after Christmas Wonderland opens.

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