Magical Winter Lights
We discovered the Magical Winter Lights festival during their first winter season in 2015/2016. This year the festival has moved to another location and can be found at Gulf Greyhound Park in south Houston.
I don’t think I was expecting very much when we went but I became a fan within the first 10 minutes of our visit! I’m not overreaching when I say that this festival is a visual spectacle. The displays are referred to as lanterns, which seems a little misleading as you don’t normally envision lanterns as large as a house, but they’re essentially the same types of air filled decorations we set out on our lawns at Christmas and Halloween, with a little more structural support.
The lanterns show up beautifully in pictures, so my biggest challenge came in trying to not rush through the grounds in an urge to discover what lay around the next corner. I had never seen an event like this one before and that in itself was enough to energize me on a cold winter evening.
Although we spent our time with the light display, the festival offers food stands and a carnival as well. This second season also offers acrobatic performances.
If you’re looking for a fun and memorable activity that you can share with family or friends, consider going to see Magical Winter Lights!