Educational Field Trips

Taking a field trip to Magical Winter Lights is a fun opportunity for students to engage in a culturally unique experience and learn about the world without ever leaving Texas. Discounted group rate tickets are available to educational organizations with groups of more than 20 students. Magical Winter Lights is pleased to offer students and teachers exclusive, self-guided tour opportunities to explore the event grounds on school days from 9 AM to 1 PM when the gates are normally closed to the public. Please note: Lanterns will not be on during your field trip.

To help guide your visit to Magical Winter Lights, a teacher information packet with worksheets for students and general information for teachers is available for download. This fun opportunity to preview the incredible lantern sets during daytime hours is accompanied by the chance to also explore the Dinosaur Activity Tent, a unique area in the festival grounds. In the Activity Tent, students can see life size and amazingly life-like models of dinosaurs, make fun memories while posing in the 3D-interactive gallery for pictures, and more. Don’t miss your chance to learn and play at Magical Winter Lights!

If you have any questions, please Contact Us.

Steps for reserving your school trip:

  • Please email us directly to
  • Magical Winter Light’s Coordinator will reach out and provide necessary instructions to complete a form and application.
  • Once the application has been completed and approved, payment will be due two (2) weeks prior to the assigned field trip date.
Frequently Asked Questions

2022 Field Trip information coming soon!

School trips are self-guided through the event grounds. A Magical Winter Lights representative will greet you at the event entrance to admit your group and answer any initial questions you may have, then you will be able to explore the event grounds with your group as desired.

Please email us directly. 

Group rates will be offered starting for groups of 20 students or more. All groups must be accompanied by 1 adult chaperone for every 10 students.

No, groups will need to provide for transit for themselves to and from the event. However, free parking for buses is provided on site at the event.

Yes, space for students to sit and eat is available at the event. However, food is not provided for field trips at MWL. Students are permitted to bring a packed lunch to have at the event site.

Magical Winter Lights does not assume responsibility for attendees while on the field trip. On-site medical assistance is not offered during field trip hours. Please notify MWL staff if emergency medical attention is required and call 911.

Please contact us directly if interested. 

You will need about 2 hours to complete a daytime walkthrough of the Magical Winter Lights festival grounds.

Field trips are offered during the daylight between 9AM-1PM and the lanterns will not be visible. The lanterns will not be turned on but are just as beautiful during the daylight. 

School Trips can be rescheduled for another time up to 24 hours in advance of the scheduled arrival time. After that, trips can not be changed. No refunds are made for any reason once trips have been scheduled, however we do welcome you to reschedule your visit 24 hours in advance should something come up. Field trips are non-refundable.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding field trips, please send an email us and use the subject line “Field Trip Inquiry”.