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Magical Winter Lights will return to Houston at Gulf Greyhound Park this winter from November 10, 2017 to January 2, 2018. Would you and your family like to attend? With help from our friends at Magical Winter Lights, you have multiple chances to win! Enter now for a chance!
Parents and guardians, please complete the form below for a chance to win. A winner will be chosen randomly to receive tickets.

Boring But Important Information: Exclusive Prize Package Giveaway! Register for a chance to receive Four (4) tickets to Magical Winter Lights! No purchase necessary to enter. Certain restrictions may apply. Winners will be chosen at random from all eligible entries received by the giveaway deadline on Friday, November 24 2017, 5PM. Drawings will be held by the Mayor’s Office of Special Events on Friday, November 24, 2017. Winners will be notified via email or phone. Tickets must be picked up by Friday, November 30, 2017 by 5PM, no exceptions, at City Hall, 901 Baby Street, 1st Floor, Houston, Texas 77002.

City of Houston employees and their immediate families are prohibited from entering the contest.

About Magical Winter Lights:

The 2017 Magical Winter Lights ® will return to Houston at Gulf Greyhound Park this winter from November 7, 2017 to January 2, 2018 including Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day. The festival is closed Nov 13 & 27 and Dec 4 & 11. 

Ticket sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges available. 

Festival Hours:
Sunday-Thursday 5:00pm-10:00pm
Friday-Saturday 5:00pm-11:00pm

Chinese Acrobatic Performances (included in admission):
Sunday-Thursday 6:30pm & 8:30pm
Friday-Saturday 7:00pm & 9:00pm

This year’s festival will feature six fascinating themed sections including Magical Wonderland, Mystical Forest, Lone Star State, Santa's Christmas Village, Mystery of the East, and Landmarks of the World. There will be an interactive dinosaur exhibit complete with dinosaur rides, daily acrobatic performances, authentic arts and crafts created by skilled Chinese artisans (available after December 15), amusement rides and games, and live entertainment. 

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As an alternate form of entry, please mail a 3”x5” index card with your mailing address, email and phone number. Entry must be received by Friday, November 24, 2017, to City of Houston, c/o M.O.S.E., 901 Baby Street, 1st Floor, Houston, Texas 77002