The 2018 Magical Winter Lights will return to Houston for its fourth year to Gulf Greyhound Park this winter from November 16, 2018 to January 6, 2019 including Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year\u2019s Eve, and New Year\u2019s Day. The 52-day festival is one of the largest holiday lighting events in Houston, and the largest lantern festival of its kind in the U.S.\r\nMagical Winter Lights will showcase more impressive and creative lantern sets than its previous years. The 2018 festival will feature eight fascinating themed sections including The Kingdom, The Village, The Dino, The East, Houston, The Globe, and the festival\u2019s newest sections: The Ice and The Sea. The Ice section will feature a second magical castle and show guests what it is like living in the Ice Sisters\u2019 world. The Sea will take visitors to an undersea world filled with coral, fish, mermaids, and hungry sharks!\r\nThe festival will also include a Holiday Market Square where guests will have a chance to explore the festival food court and shopping areas. Guests will have plenty of photo opportunities with appearances by the Ice Sisters and Santa Claus. There will be nightly acrobatic performances included in admission, authentic arts and crafts created by skilled Chinese artisans (dates TBD), amusement rides and games, and an expanded dinosaur exhibit complete with dinosaur rides.\r\nEntrance to festival is on FM 1764, not FM 2004, enter \u201cMagical Winter Lights\u201d in GPS. Tickets will be available in October 2018 at www.magicalwinterlights.com and the Magical Winter Lights box office.