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
Ice Land
Festival of Lights At Moody Gardens
Festival of Lights At Moody Gardens
Cirque Joyeux Noel Dinner & Show
Festival of Lights At Moody Gardens
Midnight in the Gardens NYE Gala
Midnight in the Gardens NYE Gala
Midnight in the Gardens NYE Gala
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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.


Spend Easter in the Gardens and enjoy bountiful Easter activities such as Easter Egg Hunts to petting zoo animals and photos with the Easter Bunny! Eat at our wonderful Easter buffet.

Mother's Day

Treat mom to a weekend trip to Moody Gardens. Enjoy our spectacular Mother's Day Buffet in the beautiful Moody Ballroom.

Ghostly 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. Click here for more information.

Ice Land: Rainforest Holiday

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New Rainforest Holiday theme for 2017! Moody Gardens takes the holidays to a whole new level of cool! A skilled team of master ice carvers has charted your course for your journey through the rainforests of the world to see monkeys, beautiful birds, incredible butterflies, colorful orchids and so many wonderful creatures. Your hosts on this journey are the spectacular leaf cutter ants carrying Christmas lights and other decorations to a magical place. A giant ice slide takes you from the tree tops through to the forest floor, ancient ruins and rivers edge to prepare for the most joyous time of the year. Also be sure to check out Shivers Ice Bar!

Festival of Lights

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Brighten up the holidays with a tradition for families and groups alike. A mile-long trail with more than one million lights and lighted scenes take you around the Moody Gardens property with spectacular views  Galveston Bay. Enjoy the area’s only outdoor skating rink, concession areas with hot chocolate and festive food, holiday buffets, live entertainment and more.

Thanksgiving at the Moody Gardens Hotel

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! Click here for the menu. Prices are $59 for adults, $49 for seniors, $29 for children (4-12) and children 3 and under are free.

Thanksgiving in the Garden Restaurant at Moody Gardens

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

Cirque Joyeux Noel Dinner and Show

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.

Tickets are on sale now! Adult tickets are $59 – $109, Children: $39 – $109, Infants are Free* (*with the exception of specific premium seats).  Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 409-683-4186.  Hotel packages are also available, click here.

Palm Beach 

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. Open seasonally. Click here for more information.

Midnight in the Gardens: A New Year's Eve Gala
Say farewell to 2017 and hello to 2018 at the Midnight in the Gardens New Year’s Eve Gala. On December 31, from 7:30pm to 1:00am, put on your finest black-tie attire and get ready to dance. Enjoy live music, an open bar, deluxe party favors, lavish buffet, Champagne toast and midnight balloon drop. Event tickets are $470 per couple or $240 per single. Hotel accommodations for gala guests start at $109+tax/night. For reservations call 888-388-8484.