Mother's Day Buffet At Moody Gardens Hotel
Easter Buffet At Moody Gardens Hotel
Ghostly Gardens At Moody Gardens
Ghostly Gardens At Moody Gardens
Ghostly Gardens At Moody Gardens
Christmas At Moody Gardens Hotel
Festival of Lights At Moody Gardens
Festival of Lights At Moody Gardens
Festival of Lights At Moody Gardens
ICE LAND: Ice Sculptures, a Caribbean Christmas
Thanksgiving at the Moody Gardens Hotel
Thanksgiving Buffet at the Garden Restaurant
Home for the Holidays Gift Market
Home for the Holidays Gift Market
Cirque Joyeux Noel Dinner and Show
Cirque Joyeux Noel Dinner and Show
Cirque Joyeux Noel Dinner and Show
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Moody Gardens Seasonal Activites

Different Attractions For Different Seasons

Throughout the year, Moody Gardens has seasonal activities that make vacations unique during all seasons. Our Galveston hotel on the beach puts you near these fun activities. Enjoy these seasonal Galveston events at Moody Gardens.

Ghostly Gardens

When: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM October 30, 2016

Where: Moody Gardens

Spooktacular fun will include free trick-or-treating at various locations throughout the complex, Creepy Crafts, face-painting and a costume contest for guests in the Garden Lobby with prizes for the best costume. Families with at a member in a Halloween costume will receive a special discount and pay just $5 per attraction per person to Moody Gardens attractions.

Admission: FREE


ICE LAND: Ice Sculptures, a Caribbean Christmas
November 12 - January 8

Moody Gardens takes the holidays to a whole new level of cool! A skilled team of master ice carvers has charted your course for the  ultimate Caribbean Christmas! Embark on a breathtaking undersea journey made of two million pounds of ice!

Imagine, a towering oil rig ice slide takes you to the breathtaking Flower Garden Banks and the Gulf of Mexico as you encounter spectacular schools of beautiful tropical fish, eagle rays, turtles, dolphins, hammerhead sharks and more on your way to your island destination!

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Festival of Lights
November 12 - January 8

The festival of lights is a mile long trail of one million lights and a hundred lighted scenes around Moody Gardens. The festival includes the area's only outdoor skating rink, concession areas offering hot chocolate and festive snacks, holiday buffets, live shows, and even more.

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Thanksgiving at the Moody Gardens Hotel
November 24

Give thanks and enjoy a bountiful feast with family and friends at the Moody Gardens Hotel’s annual Thanksgiving Day buffet. Held in the Frances Anne Moody Ballroom, indulge in delightful offerings such as roasted turkey, gravy, cornbread and much more! Reservations required, call 409-683-4466.

$55.00 for adults
$45.00 for seniors
$27.00 for children (4-12)
Children three and under eat free.

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Thanksgiving in the Garden Restaurant at Moody Gardens
November 24

Join us in the Garden Restaurant from as part of our Thanksgiving Day Buffet. Enjoy appetizers, chilled salads, entrees, and accompaniment options are endless for both adults and children! Full menu and prices are coming soon


Home for the Holidays Gift Market
November 25-26

Shop ‘til you drop on Thanksgiving weekend at the Moody Gardens Convention Center. This holiday market features more than 100 of the region’s most unique gift vendors. Choose from home décor, candles, craft foods, accessories and much more for an extraordinary holiday shopping experience. Go to www.HomeForTheHolidaysGiftMarket.com for more information. $6 for admission. Hours: 10am-8pm for November 25 and November 26.


Cirque Joyeux Noel Dinner and Show
December 16 - 25

Witness the magnificent and the impossible…all in a circus winter wonderland. Marvel in soaring acrobatics, amazing aerialists and gravity defying feats. Enjoy a Holiday Buffet Dinner. Stroll through the Moody Gardens Festival of Lights. ALL included at one great price!

Cirque Joyeux Noel Dinner & Show features a stellar cast of international performers from all corners of the world. The show includes amazing acrobats and aerialists, mesmerizing illusions, hilarious comedy and much more. All of this coupled with a superb Holiday Buffet Dinner (click here to view menu) prepared by renowned Moody Gardens Executive Chef Felipe Gonzalez.

• Adults $59 - $95 • Child (3-12 years) $44 - $85 • Infants $15 - $75 • Group Rates for 20+

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Palm Beach (Closes for the season September 10, 2016)

From spring to summer, Palm Beach is open with its lazy river, wave pool and tower slides. White sands with palm trees, freshwater lagoons, splash pad, volleyball courts, and aquatic playgrounds provide more fun.