Established lantern festival provides Houstonians with an annual holiday tradition for a third year
HOUSTON, Aug. 28, 2017 — The 2017 Magical Winter Lights (MWL) will return as a signature holiday event in Houston for its third year at Gulf Greyhound Park in La Marque, TX this winter from November 10, 2017 to January 2, 2018 including Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day. The 50-day festival, produced by Houston company People Generation, Inc. and Sichuan PG Salient Cultural Trade Company (China), continues to be one of the largest holiday lighting events in Houston, and the largest lantern festival of its kind to take place in the U.S.
“Houston is Magical Winter Lights’ home, so it’s my top priority to provide a holiday event that embraces the diversity of our city,” said Yusi An, founder of MWL and People Generation, Inc. “Each year, we spend months meticulously planning to guarantee our attendees the chance to experience something they haven’t before during the holidays.” Magical Winter Lights welcomes on average 200,000 visitors annually through its castle doors.
As a holiday festival that strives to update its attractions annually, MWL is proud to feature more impressive and creative lantern sets than its previous years. The 2017 festival will display seven fascinating themed sections including Magical Wonderland, Mystical Forest, Santa’s Christmas Village, Mystery of the East, Dinosaur Land, Landmarks of the World and the festival’s newest section: The Lone Star State. The Lonestar State section will feature a few of Texas staples including a 36-foot tall cowboy lantern and a maze leading to eight Texas icons and buildings.
The 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 character appearances by the Ice Sisters and Santa Claus. There will be nightly acrobatic performances, authentic arts and crafts created by skilled Chinese artisans, amusement rides and games, live entertainment, and an expanded dinosaur exhibit complete with dinosaur rides.
The Gulf Greyhound Park is located in La Marque, TX, right off state highway 45 south, and approximately 35 minutes from downtown Houston. It has neighboring cities including League City, Clear Lake, Dickinson, Texas City, and about 20 minutes north of Galveston.
Tickets will be available in October 2017 at www.magicalwinterlights.com, Walgreens, and the Magical Winter Lights box office. The festival will not be open to the public on the following days: Monday, Nov. 13; Monday, Nov. 27; Monday, Dec. 4; and Monday, Dec. 11.
People Generation is in search of partners in the below areas of business for this year’s MWL:
- Group/Community Volunteers
- Sponsorship Opportunities
- Corporate/Private Events
- Food Catering Partners and Vendors
- School Field Trips
About People Generation
People Generation, a global communications firm, is distinctly positioned to cultivate international experiences. The company utilizes an interpersonal approach to transform international cultures unique to the American audience through large festivals, expos, performances, and traditions. It is the 2015 and 2016 winner of AMA Houston Crystal Award: Special Event Promotion – Public Sector. For more information visit www.peoplegeneration.com.