The holidays in Houston are hitting the ground running – or at the Marriot Marquis – floating. The Marriot Marquis Houston has converted their legendary downtown rooftop into a full-scale Winter Wonderland with Christmas movie nights, festive lights, and one heated lazy river for the special seasonal event, Texas Winter Nights. [Featured image: @themarquishou]
From Friday, November 11, until January 8, 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! Here’s their schedule:
11/17 The Addams Family (2019)
12/01 The Muppet Christmas Carol
12/15 A Christmas Story
12/20 National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
12/21 It’s a Wonderful Life
12/22 Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
12/23 The Nightmare Before Christmas
12/29 The Polar Express
01/05 Last Holiday
“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 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 Friday, November 11 until January 8. A variety of ticket packages are available for the event that include cabana rentals and weekend experiences. Tickets are priced at $25 per person; tickets must be purchased for guests aged 2 and older. On weekends, the experience is reserved for hotel guests.