Float Through Thousands Of Christmas Lights In A Heated Lazy River At Texas Winter Lights

Winter weather doesn’t always make it to Houston in time for Christmas, but we can still enjoy the holiday season in style with a unique Christmas light display in Texas. At the Marriott Marquis Houston, their Texas-shaped rooftop lazy river is heated to 80 degrees and lined with thousands of Christmas lights all month long. Float the night away, watch holiday movies, sip festive cocktails, and make homemade s’mores at this perfectly Texas celebration. Add this Houston lazy river light show to your holiday bucket list.

Visit the hotel’s website or Facebook page to learn more about this cool Houston lazy river light show.

Have you attended Texas Winter Lights yet this holiday season? What activity sounds the most fun? If you have found another equally cool Christmas light display in Texas let us know.

Then check out our previous article for another festive attraction in Texas that involves homemade s’mores.

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Address: Marriott Marquis Houston, 1777 Walker St, Houston, TX 77010, USA
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October 22, 2022

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