The holiday season is a time to celebrate light. The lights of the holidays remind us that even in the middle of a dark, cold winter night, the sun will once again come to warm us all. Holiday lights have ancient roots in burning symbolic pitch-soaked trees, but the technology of today means our holiday lights now come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. If you want to witness one of the most breathtaking modern holiday light displays, look no further than the 2019 Magical Winter Lights in La Marque.

Right now, you can get general admission tickets or family four-packs for up to 20% off through Groupon but hurry – these are going fast.


About the 2019 Magical Winter Lights

The 2019 Magical Winter Lights is a larger-than-life lantern festival spanning 20 acres which presents a multicultural take on the traditional holiday light show. The displays were made using Chinese lantern-making techniques and stretch up to 60 feet into the air. This year, the Magical Winter Lights will showcase their most impressive and innovative lanterns ever.

The Magical Winter Lights run from November 15, 2019 to January 5, 2020. The lights are open Fridays and Saturdays from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm and Sunday through Thursday from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm. The lights will also be open to 11:00 pm on Thanksgiving Day and from December 22 through New Years Day.

The 2019 collection is divided into eight different themed sections including The Kingdom, The Village, The Dino, The East, Houston, The Spacee, The Ice, and The Sea. The Ice section features a second magical castle inhabited by the magical Ice Sisters, while The Sea invites visitors into a colorful undersea world filled with mermaids, sharks, and all manner of curious sea creatures.

Aside from the lantern displays, guests can also explore food and shopping areas at the Holiday Market Square and enjoy photo opportunities with the Ice Sisters and Santa Claus. There will also be nightly acrobatic performances, arts and crafts made live at the festival by Chinese artisans, amusement rides and games, and an expanded dinosaur exhibit.

All in all, this will be one of the best places to see Christmas lights in Houston.


Magical Winter Lights 2019 Coupons and Discount Tickets

Admission usually starts at $13 for children and seniors and $22 for adults, but Groupon is offering discount tickets while they last. Groupon has family four-packs for just $73 and general admission tickets for 20% off for kids and adults. These tickets are selling fast, though, and the Magical Winter Lights only run through January 5, so get yours now.

Additionally, military and first responders can get $2 off at the gate with proof of professional ID. Kids 2 and under are also free to get in.

Your admission gets you entry to all of the lantern displays, character appearances, and Chinese acrobatic performances.


Magical Winter Lights Location

The Magical Winter Lights are located at 1000 FM 2004 in La Marque, TX 77568. Just note: the entrance to the festival is on FM 1764, not FM 2004. To find the entrance, just enter “Magical Winter Lights” in your GPS or mobile map app.

Don’t forget to check out our full guide to Houston holiday events for more fun ideas this season!