The Marfa lights were first put on by a local church in the late 1950s and 1960s, but the church closed its doors in 1968 after the city was torn apart by the Great Depression.
Since then, the lights have been used for many of the city’s many Christmas events, including the Lights at Christmas Festival.
The Marfans lights are also used by the Dallas Mavericks and the Marfa Light Opera.
“The Marfa Lights are a great Christmas tradition that’s been around for so long, but it’s a tradition that is a bit out of date,” said Marfa resident Shannon Davis.
“There are other things that people want to see in town that they have their eyes on.
I think that’s kind of a shame.
I’d love to see them in town for Christmas.”