Magical Winter Lights in La Marque… Now through January 2, 2018!

The giant lantern festival is back for the holidays!  Magical Winter Lights invited us out again this year and we made the drive south to La Marque… and you should see the pictures!

We walked around Magical Winter Lights, we looked at the Houston Waterwall, the pyramid in Egypt, the Eiffel Tower in France and more… plus the Christmas Village and Dinosaur Land and more.

This festival is in the parking lot of the stadium (much like the rodeo takes over the NRG parking lot)… and it’s very big.  Half of it is a lantern festival with world landmarks you will recognize, mysteries of the east, dinosaurs and much much more.

New this year was the very cool light up checker board dance floor… that changes colors as you walk on it.


This is not an underwhelming display of lights, that is for sure!  We rushed through the lights once… and then did a second lap because there was something new each time we turned.

In addition to the lights, dinosaurland has motorized dinosaurs that swing their tails and make noise.  (We arrived right at opening and it was still light out… so this was a great place to explore while the lanterns were waiting for dark.)

See all the lanterns HERE.

In addition to the lanterns, there is a carnival, live entertainment and food stations.

The carnival rides are extra… and the admission is already high, so be prepared. Either get ready to buy a $25 (or $20 online) all you can ride wristband or tell the kids you are only doing the lights and entertainment.

General admission is $20+ for adults, $13+ for kids and free for kids under 4. Parking is $5 (cash only onsite). Get all the prices HERE. Magical Winter Lights is open daily through January 2, 2018, including holidays.

Strollers are okay… and there is room for pushing them. Outside food is not allowed.

Magical Winter Lights was a bit of a drive from Houston… but my kids really really liked it and there are SO many lights.

I’d say that Houston Zoo Lights is cool because of the venue and getting to see the Zoo at night.  Magical Winter Lights just has a parking lot, but the lanterns are really elaborate and there are a lot of them.  Plus, the live entertainment is good too!

So, if you really like holiday lights, learn more HERE!






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