Float Through A Winter Wonderland On This Rooftop For ‘Texas Winter Nights’

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Float Through A Winter Wonderland On This Rooftop For ‘Texas Winter Nights’

Be merry and bright at The Marriot Marquis Houston.

The holidays in Houston are hitting the ground running. Starting off with Texas Winter Nights at the Marriot Marquis Houston, who’ve converted their legendary downtown rooftop into a full-scale Winter Wonderland with Christmas movie nights, festive lights, and one heated lazy river. [Featured image: @themarquishou]

From now until January 3, the hotel will be hosting its second annual Texas Winter Lights event – a poolside winter wonderland complete with snowfall, fireside s’mores, lit-up lawn games, DJ sessions, and Xmas movie nights on Thursdays, with screenings that include: Elf, A Christmas Story, Scrooge, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, and more!

“Texas Winter Lights is back, y’all!” the hotel wrote in an Instagram post. “Our rooftop will be brighter and bolder than ever, but we’d be lying if we didn’t say we’re most excited about the movie lineup!”

Additionally, the event will feature a winter-themed dining menu, signature cocktails, 20 new made-for-Instagram installations, as well as new lighting fixtures to make your holiday season sparkle.


Winter Lights’ guiding star, undoubtedly, is a laid-back ride on its Texas-shaped lazy river. You might argue that ’tis not the season for water rides, but the pools over at the Marquis Hotel are turned up to warm-hearted 80 degrees and run through a spectacle of twinkly festive lights for a captivating, one-of-a-kind holiday experience here in Houston.

Texas Winter Lights runs nightly on the hotel’s Parkview Terrace from 5 pm – 10 pm from now until January 3. A variety of ticket packages are available for the event that include cabana rentals and weekend experiences. Tickets are priced at $20 per person; tickets must be purchased for guests aged 2 and older. On weekends, the experience is reserved for hotel guests.

See also: Discovery Green Is Opening An Outdoor Ice Rink In The Heart Of Downtown



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