The holiday season is right around the corner and there’s no better way to celebrate than taking a family vacation. When looking for fun places to go for a family vacation, you’ll find that Galveston, Texas, is your best bet! Moody Gardens Hotel is known to be the largest holiday destination in the Southwest. There are more holiday attractions, activities, festive fun, dining, and hotel packages than you could ever believe! We’re confident that by the time you’ve finished this blog, you’ll be convinced that Moody Gardens is the best vacation for children! 

Ice Land: Christmas Around the World

Ice Land’s theme changes from year to year, so you’re always guaranteed a unique experience. This year’s Ice Land theme is Christmas Around the World. Professional ice carvers used two million pounds of ice to create sculptures representing regions from around the world. Expect to see art that represents Russia, Egypt, China, and more! All sculptures tell a story of how that region’s culture celebrates the holiday season. Your children will especially love climbing to the top of Moody’s Eiffel Tower and sliding down the Giant Ice Slide. But keep your eyes peeled on the way down; you may catch a glimpse of Australia, Rio, Holland, or Santa! For our 21-years-old and above guests, head to the Shivers Ice Bar for a festive drink before going to the next attraction. 

Festival of Lights

The Festival of Lights is one of our best known holiday attractions. Walk along the one-mile trail while glowing under the twinkling lights. Not only are there over one million lights and Christmas scenes, but The Festival of Lights offers breathtaking views of the Galveston Bay. Once you’re finished enjoying all of the Christmas lights, enjoy Galveston’s only outdoor ice skating rink. Similarly to Ice Land, Festival of Lights also has festive food, holiday buffets, and live entertainment. 

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Moody Gardens offers countless activities to celebrate the holidays; we’ve only just skimmed the surface! You won’t find a resort that offers Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer 4D, festive train rides, an arctic slide, and Cirque Joyex anywhere other than Moody Gardens! Vacationing at our family friendly resort is a no brainer. Learn about how your family can reserve their room for Christmas vacations 2019 by visiting our website or talking to our staff at 409-741-8484.