moody gardens holidays

The holiday season is upon us, and there’s no better place to get in the Christmas spirit than at Moody Gardens on Galveston Island!

This year, Moody Gardens is going all out with 7 amazing holiday attractions that offer fun for everyone, including Festival of Lights, Arctic Slide, Star: The Dancing Tree of Light, Train Rides, Holiday Dinners, 4D films, and more!

Moody Gardens will also be doing its part to ensure all guests are kept safe. Earlier this year, the popular attraction implemented social distancing guidelines, installed numerous sanitizing stations, and has taken steps to manage crowds to ensure everyone has room to safely space out from one another.


Festival of Lights Shines Brighter Than Ever

Santa and his elves have been busy preparing for what undoubtedly is the coolest holiday display in the Southwest: The Moody Gardens Festival of Lights — a tradition as timeless cookies and milk on Christmas Eve.

This year’s incredible lighting display, which runs Nov. 21 through Jan. 2, is bigger and brighter than ever before and — even better — there are plenty of days to score some great deals on tickets!

Tickets are regularly $19 each, but on “Value Days,” that price drops $5 to $14.

For 2020, Value Days are November 29 & 30; December 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15,16, 17.

Moody Gardens is located at One Hope Boulevard in Galveston, which is about an hour southeast of Houston. So, put together that classic Christmas music playlist and have a fun road trip to the Festival of Lights!

So, what can you expect from this year’s Festival of Lights? Bigger, brighter and better. And it all starts with Star, the Dancing Tree of Light. This four-story digital Christmas tree will direct you along the mile-long trail that includes 2 million lights depicting classic Christmas scenes, like the Nutcracker, a toy factory and more.


Other Holiday Activities

The holiday fun doesn’t stop there. Remember how we said Moody Gardens has 7 holiday attractions this year?

Other activities include the Arctic Slide, train rides, 3D and 4D Christmas movies, live entertainment and plenty of food.

With so much holiday fun, there’s something to do for everyone — kids, adults, families, couples…you name it!

Hotel packages and group pricing are available, but you’ll have to visit or call 409-744-4673.

Get your tickets now to Holiday in the Gardens!

Moody Gardens is a public, non-profit educational destination that utilizes nature in the advancement of rehabilitation, conservation, recreation and research. Learn more about its mission, here.