2015 Magical Winter Lights


The 2015 Magical Winter Lights will debut in Houston at the Sam Houston Race Park. The 52-day festival will become the largest holiday light festival in Houston, and the largest lantern festival of its kind to ever take place in the U.S.

Magical Winter Lights differentiates itself from other more traditional holiday lighting events by basing its designs from Chinese lanterns and transforming them into larger-than-life remakes of well-known landmarks and landscapes in the world. The festival will feature seven fascinating themed sections including Magical, Europe, America, Asia, Australia, Africa and Dinosaur Land. The America section will also display lantern sets that Houstonians and Texans can easily relate to, including their hometown sports teams, Western stockyards and the Houston skylines.

Magical Winter Lights is open every day November 20, 2015 through January 10, 2016, including all holidays.


  • Monday-Thursday: 5-10 pm
  • Friday & Saturday: 1-11 pm
  • Sunday: 1-10 pm



Sam Houston Race Park
7575 N. Sam Houston Pkwy. W.
Houston, TX 77064


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