The lights in Moody Gardens are twinkling on!  Every year when Christmas comes around in Houston, it arrives with the biggest and most breathtaking sights-the famous Moody Garden Lights!  A stunning display that harbingers the festive spirit in Texas,  The Festival of Lights-2021 Edition kicked off on November 2oth this year and will go on till 2nd January 2022. 

Last year, despite Covid-19 Safety Regulations, the Christmas Lights at Moody Gardens stayed on, thanks to the administration taking the necessary steps to keep things safe and rolling. This year has been equally, if not more, long and challenging. Being able to enjoy the famous Moody Garden lights in all their splendor therefore is a welcome delight. The outdoor setting of the Festival of Lights makes it an all the more suited for some safe, socially-distanced moments of fun. 

Read on to learn more about the event for 2021!

Moody Gardens Festival of Lights – What to Expect for 2021?

Aside from all the shopping and travel, the holiday season is a time to get out with loved ones and explore some of the many holiday lights and holiday events the Houston area has to enjoy. The Festival of Lights is one of the largest holiday celebrations in the greater Houston area and has already become an annual tradition for many families and groups.

This year’s Festival of Lights will perhaps be the most spectacular yet. The space lights up the night with a breathtaking display of two million lights, 100 animated sound-enhanced light displays, a four-story digital Christmas tree, and a great collection of new scenes and old favorites.

Aside from the lights, the festival features ice slides, marshmallow roasts, photo opportunities with Santa Claus, and the area’s only outdoor ice skating rink – bring your own skates or rent them on site.

The Festival of Lights is just one of several holiday attractions at the Gardens this year. While you’re there, make sure to check out the other great holiday attractions, like the Arctic Slide, Train Rides, Rudolph 4D, and more!

Moody Garden Festival of Lights 2021 – Coupons and Discount Tickets

The Festival will be open from November 20, 2021 – January 2, 2022. The lights will go on from 4:00 PM to 9PM on Value Days and from 4PM – 10PM on Peak Nights (Including Christmas Day).

Tickets are regularly $22 each, but there are some great ways you can save on tickets this year.

Value Days are your best bet for saving big. On Value Days, tickets are $18 a piece.

2021 Value Days fall on December 5th, 6th ,7th ,8th ,9th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th.

Learn more about Moody Gardens Festival of Lights tickets here.


The Moody Gardens Festival of Lights is held at Moody Gardens, One Hope Boulevard, Galveston, Texas 77554. The drive is worth it to experience true holiday magic!


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