Six million lights illuminate the eight dazzling themed displays spread across the 20-acre exhibit this year! From Dinosaurs to Alice in Winterland, there is truly something for everyone!
After a limited return following the pandemic, Magical Winter Lights is back in 2022 with even more excitement and experiences including, new lantern displays, a renovated castle entrance and additional entertainment.
Circus Espana is one of the newest additions. This special attraction transports guests to a 1920s winter’s tale in a faraway place where a magical clock that strikes once a year awakens a frozen town and brings sensational acts to life. From juggling challenges to aerial acrobats and a thrilling end, this bonus attraction, with an additional admission cost, issure to entertain guests.
“We strive to top each year’s experience with something even more magical, and I’m confident this year will be no exception,” said Yusi An, founder and executive producer of MWL. “Our artists have added more creative and dynamic lanterns and reimagined festival favorites so that there is something new for everyone.”
Artisans from Zigong, China, where lantern festivals originate, have reconstructed the seven lantern sections including a fan-favorite, the Chinese section that explores ancient traditional Chinese art, the faith of wishing trees, and popular zodiac signs. Houston’s diversity is not left out either with tributes paid to local culture and landmarks.
The Dino exhibit has moved outdoors, where dinosaurs belong, and MWL will introduce an all-new, indoor, Alice & Winterland experience that puts guests inside a whimsical world beyond imagination. The event continues to offer train rides, a carnival, shopping areas and character entertainment too. Guests can now enjoy photo opportunities with the Ice Sisters, and classic Christmas Characters at various locations throughout the event.
For character appearance schedules and to learn more about this festival please visit www.magicalwinterlights.com.
Please note, festival will be closed January 2, 2023 through January 4, 2023.
Festival will resume 1/5/2023.
We invite guests to take in this full Magical Winter Light experience throughout the holidays,” said An. “With only 45 days that you can attend, now’s the time to plan with friends and family for a date to make magical memories together.