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Festival of Lights – A Galveston Holiday Tradition with Moody Gardens

The 2014 Christmas and Holiday Season is upon us with crisper air, cool climates, gentle breezes nipping at our noses, and the annual Festival of Lights at Galveston’s Moody Gardens! Come awaken and illuminate your Christmas Spirit throughout the trail and surround yourself among a million Christmas lights, decorations, and music. Galveston has its own Winter Wonderland among Moody Gardens which also features opportunities to capture moments with Santa, glide along with your partner while ice skating, enjoy a holiday train ride, and a holiday buffet feast in The Garden Restaurant!festivaloflights

The Festival of Lights touches on all things Christmas including a narrated light display of The Christmas Story, Texas Christmas displays, and a spectacular kid’s wonderland! The lights guide you through an exterior pathway throughout Moody Garden’s with family photo opportunities, views of the majestic bay, and a Christmas tree on the water! New to the Christmas exhibits is the debut of Ice Land: Ice Sculptures with SpongeBob SquarePants! Professional ice carvers from Harbin, China sculptured 900 tons of ice to bring the characters of SpongeBob SquarePants to life! This is the only ice sculpture exhibit on the gulf coast – perfectly chilled at 9 degrees, and parkas available for your pleasure! The Festival of Lights, Ice Land, and other Christmas exhibits are seasonal and open until January 3rd, 2015! Park and rides are available throughout the parking lots of Moody Gardens.

Ryson Real Estate and Vacation Rentals is consumed with holiday and Christmas joy! We’re offering plenty of last-minute Christmas specials for your family and group. Ryson Vacation Rentals offers 2 night minimums on condos and houses within minutes of Moody Gardens. Check out our select properties at The Dawn, Ocean Grove, Maravilla, Sunny Beach, and Bermuda Beach for minutes away to Moody Gardens!


Price Guide

Festival Admission: $8.95 (Two-for-one admission with non-perishable food donation!)
Ice Land Admission:

$26.95 adults / $21.95 seniors / $15.95 children

Moody Garden attractions with Festival Admission + Ice Land Combination: $59.95

*Purchase your Festival of Lights tickets after 4:30PM to unlock discounted rates from 6-10PM for other Moody Garden attractions such as: Artic Ice Slide, Ice Skate Rentals, The Pyramids, and more!


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