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Thieves target holiday tradition at Christmas Wonderland in Alton

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A holiday tradition in the Metro East is being targeted by thieves. (Credit: KMOV) A holiday tradition in the Metro East is being targeted by thieves. (Credit: KMOV)
ALTON, Ill. (KMOV.com) -

A holiday tradition in the Metro East is being targeted by thieves.

Christmas Wonderland in Rock Spring Park has been an Alton tradition for 25 years. Unfortunately, someone has been stealing from the holiday light show each year.

This week, someone stole about 1500 feet of wire from electrical boxes inside the park. The estimated cost is about $75 worth of scrap.

“It’s not the wire, wire is nothing, it’s the manpower it takes to put the outlets into the wire so we can distribute it to the proper place throughout the park,” said Founder of Executive Wood Products, Paul Alexander.

The organization behind Christmas Wonderland donates most of the money it collects to local charity and products.

Last year that total was $50,000.  

Christmas Wonderland is open seven days a week from Nov.24 until the end of December at Rock Spring Park.

The show runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

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