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Experience The Magic Of Christmas In Celina This Holiday Season

Article by Sharla Davenport

Photography by Melissa Hatcher

Originally published in Celina Lifestyle

Are you looking for a family-friendly place to experience the magic of Christmas this holiday season? Look no further than the Miracle on 134th Street in Celina. Open for its second year, the Miracle on 134th is the place to create memories and celebrate Christmas in a family-friendly, natural environment.

The Miracle on 134th, located east of Preston Road on County Road 134, is the vision turned reality of Lyle Wise. Prior to opening Miracle on 134th, Wise and his family ran the Venue at Waterstone. But Wise wanted to create something old-fashioned like what he and his wife experienced as children. In 2021, the couple decided to rebrand the venue and focus on the Christmas exhibit. 

Now in its second year, Miracle on 134th is a place for families to explore Christmas in a natural and beautiful environment with a country feel. Attendees can walk around the vast land and experience all the activities built entirely by Wise and his family. This year, Santa’s Workshop returns where you can watch Santa’s elves and interact with them. In the workshop, you will also find the classroom where elves learn, see the area where the letters come to Santa, and of course visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Speaking of Santa, his sleigh is also onsite - perfect for pictures and observing the landscape of lights. Walking around the property, you will also see Sugarplum Fairy Island where the Sugarplum Fairies live and where confections are made. There is also an area for making s'mores, having cookies and hot cocoa plus watching Christmas movies under the stars.  Throughout the month of December, Miracle on 134th will have local singers, school bands and choirs perform. 

Other activities include a “Christmas Carousel”, a merry-go-round fit for the season, and the “Reindeer Railroad”, a train that drives around the entire property showcasing the beautiful Christmas lights. Kids can enjoy a petting zoo and bounce houses. Miracle on 134th is not just for kids. In fact, their website says it “is a place for all ages because at Christmas there is a child in all of us.”

Lyle Wise wanted to build something people would want to come back to year after year celebrating the miracle of Christmas and family traditions. Wise states, “Our family is very close and Miracle on 134th is like our family. We want families to feel that closeness when they come here.” He continues “it’s like a Hallmark movie. Come for the openness, beauty, and nature and make it a Christmas family tradition.” 

Wise intends on growing Miracle on 134th each year to eventually include a replica of the Little Town of Bethlehem. He still hosts special events at the Venue on Waterstone like charitable events or fundraisers but his emphasis, the heart and soul, is celebrating the Christmas season.

When you come, be prepared to walk as Miracle on 134th is bigger than it looks. Lyle Wise notes, to fully enjoy the experience you will need to walk around the entire grounds and “breathe and take it all in.”  Miracle on 134th Street is open until December 23.

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