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Welcome to Galveston Island Guide’s Day to Day calendar of fun & cool events and things to do!

 

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Nov
22
Fri
ICELand & Festival of Lights at Moody Gardens @ Moody Gardens Conference Center
Nov 22 @ 10:00 am – Dec 6 @ 10:00 pm

New theme for 2019! A skilled team of master ice carvers has taken 2 million pounds of ice to create your festive journey “Around the World!” Travel from Russia and Egypt to China and beyond to see how other cultures celebrate the season. Glide from the top of the Eiffel Tower on the Giant Ice Slide where you might catch a glimpse of Australia, Holland, Rio or even Santa Claus. You can even take a moment to chill out on the ice with a festive drink inside the Shivers Ice Bar that has transformed into a log cabin decked out for the holidays where you can cozy up to a cool fireplace made completely of ice!

Starting November 16th-January 12th, Holiday in the Gardens will take place. As the largest holiday destination in the Southwest, Moody Gardens offers more holiday attractions, activities, festive fun, dining, and hotel packages than you can imagine.

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 of Galveston Bay. Enjoy the area’s only outdoor skating rink, concession areas with hot chocolate and festive food, holiday buffets, live entertainment and more.

The eight Holiday Attractions at Moody Gardens are Ice Land: Christmas Around the World, Festival of Lights, Cirque Joyeux, Holiday 3D Films, Rudolph 4D, Ice Skating, Arctic Slide, Train Rides, and Photos with Santa plus live entertainment, great food, group rates, hotel packages and more! 

Tickets are available in all kinds of combo packages as well as individual packages. Moody Gardens has Super Value Days for bigger discounts at Holiday in the Gardens! Admission starts at just $8.95 for Festival of Lights and $19.95 for ICE LAND with an additional $5 off for seniors and children at ICE LAND on these special days. For more info, including a calendar of Super Value Days, go to moodygardens.com/holiday_season/plan_your_visit.

Hours are 10am-10pm for Ice Land daily. Festival of Lights is 6-10pm daily. Christmas Eve Holiday in the Gardens will be open 10am-10pm. Christmas Day it will be open 12 noon-10pm.

Interested in seeing Ice Land: Christmas Around the World come to life? See it all evolve on LIVE at moodygardens.com/iceland_tent/.

Nov
23
Sat
ICELand & Festival of Lights at Moody Gardens @ Moody Gardens Conference Center
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – Dec 7 @ 10:00 pm

New theme for 2019! A skilled team of master ice carvers has taken 2 million pounds of ice to create your festive journey “Around the World!” Travel from Russia and Egypt to China and beyond to see how other cultures celebrate the season. Glide from the top of the Eiffel Tower on the Giant Ice Slide where you might catch a glimpse of Australia, Holland, Rio or even Santa Claus. You can even take a moment to chill out on the ice with a festive drink inside the Shivers Ice Bar that has transformed into a log cabin decked out for the holidays where you can cozy up to a cool fireplace made completely of ice!

Starting November 16th-January 12th, Holiday in the Gardens will take place. As the largest holiday destination in the Southwest, Moody Gardens offers more holiday attractions, activities, festive fun, dining, and hotel packages than you can imagine.

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 of Galveston Bay. Enjoy the area’s only outdoor skating rink, concession areas with hot chocolate and festive food, holiday buffets, live entertainment and more.

The eight Holiday Attractions at Moody Gardens are Ice Land: Christmas Around the World, Festival of Lights, Cirque Joyeux, Holiday 3D Films, Rudolph 4D, Ice Skating, Arctic Slide, Train Rides, and Photos with Santa plus live entertainment, great food, group rates, hotel packages and more! 

Tickets are available in all kinds of combo packages as well as individual packages. Moody Gardens has Super Value Days for bigger discounts at Holiday in the Gardens! Admission starts at just $8.95 for Festival of Lights and $19.95 for ICE LAND with an additional $5 off for seniors and children at ICE LAND on these special days. For more info, including a calendar of Super Value Days, go to moodygardens.com/holiday_season/plan_your_visit.

Hours are 10am-10pm for Ice Land daily. Festival of Lights is 6-10pm daily. Christmas Eve Holiday in the Gardens will be open 10am-10pm. Christmas Day it will be open 12 noon-10pm.

Interested in seeing Ice Land: Christmas Around the World come to life? See it all evolve on LIVE at moodygardens.com/iceland_tent/.

Nov
24
Sun
ICELand & Festival of Lights at Moody Gardens @ Moody Gardens Conference Center
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – Dec 8 @ 10:00 pm

New theme for 2019! A skilled team of master ice carvers has taken 2 million pounds of ice to create your festive journey “Around the World!” Travel from Russia and Egypt to China and beyond to see how other cultures celebrate the season. Glide from the top of the Eiffel Tower on the Giant Ice Slide where you might catch a glimpse of Australia, Holland, Rio or even Santa Claus. You can even take a moment to chill out on the ice with a festive drink inside the Shivers Ice Bar that has transformed into a log cabin decked out for the holidays where you can cozy up to a cool fireplace made completely of ice!

Starting November 16th-January 12th, Holiday in the Gardens will take place. As the largest holiday destination in the Southwest, Moody Gardens offers more holiday attractions, activities, festive fun, dining, and hotel packages than you can imagine.

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 of Galveston Bay. Enjoy the area’s only outdoor skating rink, concession areas with hot chocolate and festive food, holiday buffets, live entertainment and more.

The eight Holiday Attractions at Moody Gardens are Ice Land: Christmas Around the World, Festival of Lights, Cirque Joyeux, Holiday 3D Films, Rudolph 4D, Ice Skating, Arctic Slide, Train Rides, and Photos with Santa plus live entertainment, great food, group rates, hotel packages and more! 

Tickets are available in all kinds of combo packages as well as individual packages. Moody Gardens has Super Value Days for bigger discounts at Holiday in the Gardens! Admission starts at just $8.95 for Festival of Lights and $19.95 for ICE LAND with an additional $5 off for seniors and children at ICE LAND on these special days. For more info, including a calendar of Super Value Days, go to moodygardens.com/holiday_season/plan_your_visit.

Hours are 10am-10pm for Ice Land daily. Festival of Lights is 6-10pm daily. Christmas Eve Holiday in the Gardens will be open 10am-10pm. Christmas Day it will be open 12 noon-10pm.

Interested in seeing Ice Land: Christmas Around the World come to life? See it all evolve on LIVE at moodygardens.com/iceland_tent/.

Nov
25
Mon
ICELand & Festival of Lights at Moody Gardens @ Moody Gardens Conference Center
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am – Dec 9 @ 10:00 pm

New theme for 2019! A skilled team of master ice carvers has taken 2 million pounds of ice to create your festive journey “Around the World!” Travel from Russia and Egypt to China and beyond to see how other cultures celebrate the season. Glide from the top of the Eiffel Tower on the Giant Ice Slide where you might catch a glimpse of Australia, Holland, Rio or even Santa Claus. You can even take a moment to chill out on the ice with a festive drink inside the Shivers Ice Bar that has transformed into a log cabin decked out for the holidays where you can cozy up to a cool fireplace made completely of ice!

Starting November 16th-January 12th, Holiday in the Gardens will take place. As the largest holiday destination in the Southwest, Moody Gardens offers more holiday attractions, activities, festive fun, dining, and hotel packages than you can imagine.

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 of Galveston Bay. Enjoy the area’s only outdoor skating rink, concession areas with hot chocolate and festive food, holiday buffets, live entertainment and more.

The eight Holiday Attractions at Moody Gardens are Ice Land: Christmas Around the World, Festival of Lights, Cirque Joyeux, Holiday 3D Films, Rudolph 4D, Ice Skating, Arctic Slide, Train Rides, and Photos with Santa plus live entertainment, great food, group rates, hotel packages and more! 

Tickets are available in all kinds of combo packages as well as individual packages. Moody Gardens has Super Value Days for bigger discounts at Holiday in the Gardens! Admission starts at just $8.95 for Festival of Lights and $19.95 for ICE LAND with an additional $5 off for seniors and children at ICE LAND on these special days. For more info, including a calendar of Super Value Days, go to moodygardens.com/holiday_season/plan_your_visit.

Hours are 10am-10pm for Ice Land daily. Festival of Lights is 6-10pm daily. Christmas Eve Holiday in the Gardens will be open 10am-10pm. Christmas Day it will be open 12 noon-10pm.

Interested in seeing Ice Land: Christmas Around the World come to life? See it all evolve on LIVE at moodygardens.com/iceland_tent/.

Nov
26
Tue
ICELand & Festival of Lights at Moody Gardens @ Moody Gardens Conference Center
Nov 26 @ 10:00 am – Dec 10 @ 10:00 pm

New theme for 2019! A skilled team of master ice carvers has taken 2 million pounds of ice to create your festive journey “Around the World!” Travel from Russia and Egypt to China and beyond to see how other cultures celebrate the season. Glide from the top of the Eiffel Tower on the Giant Ice Slide where you might catch a glimpse of Australia, Holland, Rio or even Santa Claus. You can even take a moment to chill out on the ice with a festive drink inside the Shivers Ice Bar that has transformed into a log cabin decked out for the holidays where you can cozy up to a cool fireplace made completely of ice!

Starting November 16th-January 12th, Holiday in the Gardens will take place. As the largest holiday destination in the Southwest, Moody Gardens offers more holiday attractions, activities, festive fun, dining, and hotel packages than you can imagine.

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 of Galveston Bay. Enjoy the area’s only outdoor skating rink, concession areas with hot chocolate and festive food, holiday buffets, live entertainment and more.

The eight Holiday Attractions at Moody Gardens are Ice Land: Christmas Around the World, Festival of Lights, Cirque Joyeux, Holiday 3D Films, Rudolph 4D, Ice Skating, Arctic Slide, Train Rides, and Photos with Santa plus live entertainment, great food, group rates, hotel packages and more! 

Tickets are available in all kinds of combo packages as well as individual packages. Moody Gardens has Super Value Days for bigger discounts at Holiday in the Gardens! Admission starts at just $8.95 for Festival of Lights and $19.95 for ICE LAND with an additional $5 off for seniors and children at ICE LAND on these special days. For more info, including a calendar of Super Value Days, go to moodygardens.com/holiday_season/plan_your_visit.

Hours are 10am-10pm for Ice Land daily. Festival of Lights is 6-10pm daily. Christmas Eve Holiday in the Gardens will be open 10am-10pm. Christmas Day it will be open 12 noon-10pm.

Interested in seeing Ice Land: Christmas Around the World come to life? See it all evolve on LIVE at moodygardens.com/iceland_tent/.

Nov
27
Wed
ICELand & Festival of Lights at Moody Gardens @ Moody Gardens Conference Center
Nov 27 @ 10:00 am – Dec 11 @ 10:00 pm

New theme for 2019! A skilled team of master ice carvers has taken 2 million pounds of ice to create your festive journey “Around the World!” Travel from Russia and Egypt to China and beyond to see how other cultures celebrate the season. Glide from the top of the Eiffel Tower on the Giant Ice Slide where you might catch a glimpse of Australia, Holland, Rio or even Santa Claus. You can even take a moment to chill out on the ice with a festive drink inside the Shivers Ice Bar that has transformed into a log cabin decked out for the holidays where you can cozy up to a cool fireplace made completely of ice!

Starting November 16th-January 12th, Holiday in the Gardens will take place. As the largest holiday destination in the Southwest, Moody Gardens offers more holiday attractions, activities, festive fun, dining, and hotel packages than you can imagine.

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 of Galveston Bay. Enjoy the area’s only outdoor skating rink, concession areas with hot chocolate and festive food, holiday buffets, live entertainment and more.

The eight Holiday Attractions at Moody Gardens are Ice Land: Christmas Around the World, Festival of Lights, Cirque Joyeux, Holiday 3D Films, Rudolph 4D, Ice Skating, Arctic Slide, Train Rides, and Photos with Santa plus live entertainment, great food, group rates, hotel packages and more! 

Tickets are available in all kinds of combo packages as well as individual packages. Moody Gardens has Super Value Days for bigger discounts at Holiday in the Gardens! Admission starts at just $8.95 for Festival of Lights and $19.95 for ICE LAND with an additional $5 off for seniors and children at ICE LAND on these special days. For more info, including a calendar of Super Value Days, go to moodygardens.com/holiday_season/plan_your_visit.

Hours are 10am-10pm for Ice Land daily. Festival of Lights is 6-10pm daily. Christmas Eve Holiday in the Gardens will be open 10am-10pm. Christmas Day it will be open 12 noon-10pm.

Interested in seeing Ice Land: Christmas Around the World come to life? See it all evolve on LIVE at moodygardens.com/iceland_tent/.

Nov
28
Thu
The Night Before Christmas Gingerbread Village at Hotel Galvez & Spa @ Hotel Galvez & Spa
Nov 28 2019 – Jan 2 2020 all-day

In celebration of the holidays, the hotel is creating a special “The Night Before Christmas” themed gingerbread village. This famous poem will be recreated in gingerbread for guests to enjoy. The gingerbread house is on public display in the lobby of the hotel.

ICELand & Festival of Lights at Moody Gardens @ Moody Gardens Conference Center
Nov 28 @ 10:00 am – Dec 12 @ 10:00 pm

New theme for 2019! A skilled team of master ice carvers has taken 2 million pounds of ice to create your festive journey “Around the World!” Travel from Russia and Egypt to China and beyond to see how other cultures celebrate the season. Glide from the top of the Eiffel Tower on the Giant Ice Slide where you might catch a glimpse of Australia, Holland, Rio or even Santa Claus. You can even take a moment to chill out on the ice with a festive drink inside the Shivers Ice Bar that has transformed into a log cabin decked out for the holidays where you can cozy up to a cool fireplace made completely of ice!

Starting November 16th-January 12th, Holiday in the Gardens will take place. As the largest holiday destination in the Southwest, Moody Gardens offers more holiday attractions, activities, festive fun, dining, and hotel packages than you can imagine.

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 of Galveston Bay. Enjoy the area’s only outdoor skating rink, concession areas with hot chocolate and festive food, holiday buffets, live entertainment and more.

The eight Holiday Attractions at Moody Gardens are Ice Land: Christmas Around the World, Festival of Lights, Cirque Joyeux, Holiday 3D Films, Rudolph 4D, Ice Skating, Arctic Slide, Train Rides, and Photos with Santa plus live entertainment, great food, group rates, hotel packages and more! 

Tickets are available in all kinds of combo packages as well as individual packages. Moody Gardens has Super Value Days for bigger discounts at Holiday in the Gardens! Admission starts at just $8.95 for Festival of Lights and $19.95 for ICE LAND with an additional $5 off for seniors and children at ICE LAND on these special days. For more info, including a calendar of Super Value Days, go to moodygardens.com/holiday_season/plan_your_visit.

Hours are 10am-10pm for Ice Land daily. Festival of Lights is 6-10pm daily. Christmas Eve Holiday in the Gardens will be open 10am-10pm. Christmas Day it will be open 12 noon-10pm.

Interested in seeing Ice Land: Christmas Around the World come to life? See it all evolve on LIVE at moodygardens.com/iceland_tent/.

Nov
29
Fri
ICELand & Festival of Lights at Moody Gardens @ Moody Gardens Conference Center
Nov 29 @ 10:00 am – Dec 13 @ 10:00 pm

New theme for 2019! A skilled team of master ice carvers has taken 2 million pounds of ice to create your festive journey “Around the World!” Travel from Russia and Egypt to China and beyond to see how other cultures celebrate the season. Glide from the top of the Eiffel Tower on the Giant Ice Slide where you might catch a glimpse of Australia, Holland, Rio or even Santa Claus. You can even take a moment to chill out on the ice with a festive drink inside the Shivers Ice Bar that has transformed into a log cabin decked out for the holidays where you can cozy up to a cool fireplace made completely of ice!

Starting November 16th-January 12th, Holiday in the Gardens will take place. As the largest holiday destination in the Southwest, Moody Gardens offers more holiday attractions, activities, festive fun, dining, and hotel packages than you can imagine.

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 of Galveston Bay. Enjoy the area’s only outdoor skating rink, concession areas with hot chocolate and festive food, holiday buffets, live entertainment and more.

The eight Holiday Attractions at Moody Gardens are Ice Land: Christmas Around the World, Festival of Lights, Cirque Joyeux, Holiday 3D Films, Rudolph 4D, Ice Skating, Arctic Slide, Train Rides, and Photos with Santa plus live entertainment, great food, group rates, hotel packages and more! 

Tickets are available in all kinds of combo packages as well as individual packages. Moody Gardens has Super Value Days for bigger discounts at Holiday in the Gardens! Admission starts at just $8.95 for Festival of Lights and $19.95 for ICE LAND with an additional $5 off for seniors and children at ICE LAND on these special days. For more info, including a calendar of Super Value Days, go to moodygardens.com/holiday_season/plan_your_visit.

Hours are 10am-10pm for Ice Land daily. Festival of Lights is 6-10pm daily. Christmas Eve Holiday in the Gardens will be open 10am-10pm. Christmas Day it will be open 12 noon-10pm.

Interested in seeing Ice Land: Christmas Around the World come to life? See it all evolve on LIVE at moodygardens.com/iceland_tent/.

Nov
30
Sat
RCC’s Turkey Trot 5K & Fun Run @ Pleasure Pier
Nov 30 @ 9:00 am – Dec 7 @ 11:00 am

November 30th (9am): RCC’s Turkey Trot 5K & Fun Run – Get active this Thanksgiving weekend with RCC’s first Turkey Trot 5K Fun Run! This event benefits the Resource & Crisis Center of Galveston County and its services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. The route begins at 45th Street and will continue down the Seawall to 24th Street and back.  The $50 per runner registration fee supports the services that RCC provides. Registration includes a t-shirt, swag bag, and race bib. Sign up at rccgc.org/5k.

ICELand & Festival of Lights at Moody Gardens @ Moody Gardens Conference Center
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am – Dec 14 @ 10:00 pm

New theme for 2019! A skilled team of master ice carvers has taken 2 million pounds of ice to create your festive journey “Around the World!” Travel from Russia and Egypt to China and beyond to see how other cultures celebrate the season. Glide from the top of the Eiffel Tower on the Giant Ice Slide where you might catch a glimpse of Australia, Holland, Rio or even Santa Claus. You can even take a moment to chill out on the ice with a festive drink inside the Shivers Ice Bar that has transformed into a log cabin decked out for the holidays where you can cozy up to a cool fireplace made completely of ice!

Starting November 16th-January 12th, Holiday in the Gardens will take place. As the largest holiday destination in the Southwest, Moody Gardens offers more holiday attractions, activities, festive fun, dining, and hotel packages than you can imagine.

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 of Galveston Bay. Enjoy the area’s only outdoor skating rink, concession areas with hot chocolate and festive food, holiday buffets, live entertainment and more.

The eight Holiday Attractions at Moody Gardens are Ice Land: Christmas Around the World, Festival of Lights, Cirque Joyeux, Holiday 3D Films, Rudolph 4D, Ice Skating, Arctic Slide, Train Rides, and Photos with Santa plus live entertainment, great food, group rates, hotel packages and more! 

Tickets are available in all kinds of combo packages as well as individual packages. Moody Gardens has Super Value Days for bigger discounts at Holiday in the Gardens! Admission starts at just $8.95 for Festival of Lights and $19.95 for ICE LAND with an additional $5 off for seniors and children at ICE LAND on these special days. For more info, including a calendar of Super Value Days, go to moodygardens.com/holiday_season/plan_your_visit.

Hours are 10am-10pm for Ice Land daily. Festival of Lights is 6-10pm daily. Christmas Eve Holiday in the Gardens will be open 10am-10pm. Christmas Day it will be open 12 noon-10pm.

Interested in seeing Ice Land: Christmas Around the World come to life? See it all evolve on LIVE at moodygardens.com/iceland_tent/.

Dec
1
Sun
ICELand & Festival of Lights at Moody Gardens @ Moody Gardens Conference Center
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – Dec 15 @ 10:00 pm

New theme for 2019! A skilled team of master ice carvers has taken 2 million pounds of ice to create your festive journey “Around the World!” Travel from Russia and Egypt to China and beyond to see how other cultures celebrate the season. Glide from the top of the Eiffel Tower on the Giant Ice Slide where you might catch a glimpse of Australia, Holland, Rio or even Santa Claus. You can even take a moment to chill out on the ice with a festive drink inside the Shivers Ice Bar that has transformed into a log cabin decked out for the holidays where you can cozy up to a cool fireplace made completely of ice!

Starting November 16th-January 12th, Holiday in the Gardens will take place. As the largest holiday destination in the Southwest, Moody Gardens offers more holiday attractions, activities, festive fun, dining, and hotel packages than you can imagine.

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 of Galveston Bay. Enjoy the area’s only outdoor skating rink, concession areas with hot chocolate and festive food, holiday buffets, live entertainment and more.

The eight Holiday Attractions at Moody Gardens are Ice Land: Christmas Around the World, Festival of Lights, Cirque Joyeux, Holiday 3D Films, Rudolph 4D, Ice Skating, Arctic Slide, Train Rides, and Photos with Santa plus live entertainment, great food, group rates, hotel packages and more! 

Tickets are available in all kinds of combo packages as well as individual packages. Moody Gardens has Super Value Days for bigger discounts at Holiday in the Gardens! Admission starts at just $8.95 for Festival of Lights and $19.95 for ICE LAND with an additional $5 off for seniors and children at ICE LAND on these special days. For more info, including a calendar of Super Value Days, go to moodygardens.com/holiday_season/plan_your_visit.

Hours are 10am-10pm for Ice Land daily. Festival of Lights is 6-10pm daily. Christmas Eve Holiday in the Gardens will be open 10am-10pm. Christmas Day it will be open 12 noon-10pm.

Interested in seeing Ice Land: Christmas Around the World come to life? See it all evolve on LIVE at moodygardens.com/iceland_tent/.

Sunday Brunch with Santa at Hotel Galvez @ Hotel Galvez & Spa
Dec 1 @ 11:00 am – Dec 22 @ 2:00 pm

Sunday Brunch with Santa offers children the opportunity to personally speak with Kris Kringle and share their Christmas wishes as their families enjoy a grand dining experience at one of the best brunches in the State of Texas. The hotel’s annual holiday gingerbread display is in place for guests to view while listening to traditional holiday favorites played on the lobby piano. We always recommend advance reservations. Brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For reservations, book via Open Table or call (409) 765-7721.

Dec
2
Mon
ICELand & Festival of Lights at Moody Gardens @ Moody Gardens Conference Center
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – Dec 16 @ 10:00 pm

New theme for 2019! A skilled team of master ice carvers has taken 2 million pounds of ice to create your festive journey “Around the World!” Travel from Russia and Egypt to China and beyond to see how other cultures celebrate the season. Glide from the top of the Eiffel Tower on the Giant Ice Slide where you might catch a glimpse of Australia, Holland, Rio or even Santa Claus. You can even take a moment to chill out on the ice with a festive drink inside the Shivers Ice Bar that has transformed into a log cabin decked out for the holidays where you can cozy up to a cool fireplace made completely of ice!

Starting November 16th-January 12th, Holiday in the Gardens will take place. As the largest holiday destination in the Southwest, Moody Gardens offers more holiday attractions, activities, festive fun, dining, and hotel packages than you can imagine.

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 of Galveston Bay. Enjoy the area’s only outdoor skating rink, concession areas with hot chocolate and festive food, holiday buffets, live entertainment and more.

The eight Holiday Attractions at Moody Gardens are Ice Land: Christmas Around the World, Festival of Lights, Cirque Joyeux, Holiday 3D Films, Rudolph 4D, Ice Skating, Arctic Slide, Train Rides, and Photos with Santa plus live entertainment, great food, group rates, hotel packages and more! 

Tickets are available in all kinds of combo packages as well as individual packages. Moody Gardens has Super Value Days for bigger discounts at Holiday in the Gardens! Admission starts at just $8.95 for Festival of Lights and $19.95 for ICE LAND with an additional $5 off for seniors and children at ICE LAND on these special days. For more info, including a calendar of Super Value Days, go to moodygardens.com/holiday_season/plan_your_visit.

Hours are 10am-10pm for Ice Land daily. Festival of Lights is 6-10pm daily. Christmas Eve Holiday in the Gardens will be open 10am-10pm. Christmas Day it will be open 12 noon-10pm.

Interested in seeing Ice Land: Christmas Around the World come to life? See it all evolve on LIVE at moodygardens.com/iceland_tent/.

Dec
3
Tue
ICELand & Festival of Lights at Moody Gardens @ Moody Gardens Conference Center
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – Dec 17 @ 10:00 pm

New theme for 2019! A skilled team of master ice carvers has taken 2 million pounds of ice to create your festive journey “Around the World!” Travel from Russia and Egypt to China and beyond to see how other cultures celebrate the season. Glide from the top of the Eiffel Tower on the Giant Ice Slide where you might catch a glimpse of Australia, Holland, Rio or even Santa Claus. You can even take a moment to chill out on the ice with a festive drink inside the Shivers Ice Bar that has transformed into a log cabin decked out for the holidays where you can cozy up to a cool fireplace made completely of ice!

Starting November 16th-January 12th, Holiday in the Gardens will take place. As the largest holiday destination in the Southwest, Moody Gardens offers more holiday attractions, activities, festive fun, dining, and hotel packages than you can imagine.

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 of Galveston Bay. Enjoy the area’s only outdoor skating rink, concession areas with hot chocolate and festive food, holiday buffets, live entertainment and more.

The eight Holiday Attractions at Moody Gardens are Ice Land: Christmas Around the World, Festival of Lights, Cirque Joyeux, Holiday 3D Films, Rudolph 4D, Ice Skating, Arctic Slide, Train Rides, and Photos with Santa plus live entertainment, great food, group rates, hotel packages and more! 

Tickets are available in all kinds of combo packages as well as individual packages. Moody Gardens has Super Value Days for bigger discounts at Holiday in the Gardens! Admission starts at just $8.95 for Festival of Lights and $19.95 for ICE LAND with an additional $5 off for seniors and children at ICE LAND on these special days. For more info, including a calendar of Super Value Days, go to moodygardens.com/holiday_season/plan_your_visit.

Hours are 10am-10pm for Ice Land daily. Festival of Lights is 6-10pm daily. Christmas Eve Holiday in the Gardens will be open 10am-10pm. Christmas Day it will be open 12 noon-10pm.

Interested in seeing Ice Land: Christmas Around the World come to life? See it all evolve on LIVE at moodygardens.com/iceland_tent/.

Dec
4
Wed
ICELand & Festival of Lights at Moody Gardens @ Moody Gardens Conference Center
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – Dec 18 @ 10:00 pm

New theme for 2019! A skilled team of master ice carvers has taken 2 million pounds of ice to create your festive journey “Around the World!” Travel from Russia and Egypt to China and beyond to see how other cultures celebrate the season. Glide from the top of the Eiffel Tower on the Giant Ice Slide where you might catch a glimpse of Australia, Holland, Rio or even Santa Claus. You can even take a moment to chill out on the ice with a festive drink inside the Shivers Ice Bar that has transformed into a log cabin decked out for the holidays where you can cozy up to a cool fireplace made completely of ice!

Starting November 16th-January 12th, Holiday in the Gardens will take place. As the largest holiday destination in the Southwest, Moody Gardens offers more holiday attractions, activities, festive fun, dining, and hotel packages than you can imagine.

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 of Galveston Bay. Enjoy the area’s only outdoor skating rink, concession areas with hot chocolate and festive food, holiday buffets, live entertainment and more.

The eight Holiday Attractions at Moody Gardens are Ice Land: Christmas Around the World, Festival of Lights, Cirque Joyeux, Holiday 3D Films, Rudolph 4D, Ice Skating, Arctic Slide, Train Rides, and Photos with Santa plus live entertainment, great food, group rates, hotel packages and more! 

Tickets are available in all kinds of combo packages as well as individual packages. Moody Gardens has Super Value Days for bigger discounts at Holiday in the Gardens! Admission starts at just $8.95 for Festival of Lights and $19.95 for ICE LAND with an additional $5 off for seniors and children at ICE LAND on these special days. For more info, including a calendar of Super Value Days, go to moodygardens.com/holiday_season/plan_your_visit.

Hours are 10am-10pm for Ice Land daily. Festival of Lights is 6-10pm daily. Christmas Eve Holiday in the Gardens will be open 10am-10pm. Christmas Day it will be open 12 noon-10pm.

Interested in seeing Ice Land: Christmas Around the World come to life? See it all evolve on LIVE at moodygardens.com/iceland_tent/.

Dec
5
Thu
ICELand & Festival of Lights at Moody Gardens @ Moody Gardens Conference Center
Dec 5 @ 10:00 am – Dec 19 @ 10:00 pm

New theme for 2019! A skilled team of master ice carvers has taken 2 million pounds of ice to create your festive journey “Around the World!” Travel from Russia and Egypt to China and beyond to see how other cultures celebrate the season. Glide from the top of the Eiffel Tower on the Giant Ice Slide where you might catch a glimpse of Australia, Holland, Rio or even Santa Claus. You can even take a moment to chill out on the ice with a festive drink inside the Shivers Ice Bar that has transformed into a log cabin decked out for the holidays where you can cozy up to a cool fireplace made completely of ice!

Starting November 16th-January 12th, Holiday in the Gardens will take place. As the largest holiday destination in the Southwest, Moody Gardens offers more holiday attractions, activities, festive fun, dining, and hotel packages than you can imagine.

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 of Galveston Bay. Enjoy the area’s only outdoor skating rink, concession areas with hot chocolate and festive food, holiday buffets, live entertainment and more.

The eight Holiday Attractions at Moody Gardens are Ice Land: Christmas Around the World, Festival of Lights, Cirque Joyeux, Holiday 3D Films, Rudolph 4D, Ice Skating, Arctic Slide, Train Rides, and Photos with Santa plus live entertainment, great food, group rates, hotel packages and more! 

Tickets are available in all kinds of combo packages as well as individual packages. Moody Gardens has Super Value Days for bigger discounts at Holiday in the Gardens! Admission starts at just $8.95 for Festival of Lights and $19.95 for ICE LAND with an additional $5 off for seniors and children at ICE LAND on these special days. For more info, including a calendar of Super Value Days, go to moodygardens.com/holiday_season/plan_your_visit.

Hours are 10am-10pm for Ice Land daily. Festival of Lights is 6-10pm daily. Christmas Eve Holiday in the Gardens will be open 10am-10pm. Christmas Day it will be open 12 noon-10pm.

Interested in seeing Ice Land: Christmas Around the World come to life? See it all evolve on LIVE at moodygardens.com/iceland_tent/.

Dickens CHampagne Reception: Dickens on The Strand @ Bishop's Palace
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm – Dec 8 @ 7:30 pm

Join us as we welcome this year’s Dickens descendants Oliver ‘Ollie’ Dickens, Lucinda Dickens Hawksley, and Jane Dickens Monk to the 46th annual Dickens on The Strand! This special meet and greet will be held in the 1892 Bishop’s Palace and is your first opportunity to welcome visiting Dickens descendants, purchase their various books and have them signed. Complimentary champagne, wine, and hors d’oeuvres will also be served. (https://www.facebook.com/events/398308287399850/)

For 46 years, Galveston Historical Foundation’s (GHF) Dickens on The Strand festival has highlighted downtown Galveston’s Victorian-era architecture while providing a one-of-a-kind holiday destination filled with the sights and sounds of Charles Dickens’ work. 

This year’s event continues that tradition with new entertainers and events, returning favorites, and family-friendly programming. 

This annual festival begins Friday, December 6th with free admission to Fezziwig’s Beer Hall from 5-9pm, and continues with ticketed entry Saturday, December 7th from 10am-9pm, and Sunday, December 8th from 12 noon-6pm.

Tickets purchased before December 2nd are $13 for adults and $7 for children ages 7-12. 

Tickets purchased at the gate are $15 for adults and $9 for youth. Discounted tickets for GHF members are available for $10 in advance or $12 at the gate. 

Tickets are available online at dickensonthestrand.org, by calling (409)765-7834 or at all area Randall’s stores beginning mid-November. Attendees in Victorian costumes receive $8 entry.

“There is something about the spirit of Dickens on The Strand that sets the pace for a great holiday season,” states GHF Executive Director Dwayne Jones. “It is always fun and enlivening to partake of the festivities and recall the great literary work of Charles Dickens. Come join the street entertainment, food and craft vendors, and traditional drink of old London.”

The annual holiday street festival, based on 19th-century Victorian London, features parades, non-stop entertainment on multiple stages, strolling carolers, roving musicians, bagpipers, jugglers, and a host of other entertainers. Costumed vendors peddle their wares from street stalls and rolling carts laden with holiday food and drink, Victorian-inspired crafts, clothing, jewelry, holiday decorations, and gift items.

Three descendants of Charles Dickens will grace the festival as GHF welcomes Oliver ‘Ollie’ Dickens, a great-great-great-grandson; Lucinda Dickens Hawksley, a great-great-great-granddaughter; and Jane Dickens Monk, a great-great-granddaughter. All descendants will be at numerous events throughout the weekend.

Kimber Fountain’s ‘Galveston’s Red Light District: A History of The Line’ Tours
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm – Dec 6 @ 9:00 pm

From the author of the book comes a wonderful tour and a riveting journey through the forgotten parts of downtown Galveston that were once bustling with wild parties and generous offerings of hourly love.

Join renowned author and speaker Kimber Fountain as she brings to life the tales – both tragic and triumphant – of Galveston’s Red Light District: A History of The Line.

Known today as a colorful resort destination featuring family-friendly entertainment and a thriving arts district, Galveston was once notorious for its flourishing vice economy of illegal liquor and gambling and an infamous red light district called simply, “The Line.”

This unassuming five blocks of Postoffice Street came to life every night and remained a stubborn mainstay of the island cityscape for nearly seventy years. In the late 1950s, the era was known as the “Free State of Galveston” finally came to an end, and today, almost all that remains of its history has been sensationalized and marginalized.

Galveston was more than just a city of “gangsters” and lewd women,  and Kimber Fountain pursues the authentic, sequestered story of women who wanted to make their own rules and the city that wanted to let them.

Tours are every Wednesday-Saturday starting at 7pm. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased online at redlightdistricttoursofgalveston.com in advance or at the start of the tour (cash only).

Reservations are required for cash/onsite tickets, and both online ticket purchases and cash reservations must be made by 5pm the day of the tour.

The tour meets on the north steps of the old Galveston Post Office at 601 25th Street (corner of 25th and Church St.). Meet at the north steps located on Church Street side.

Tours begin promptly at 7pm. Please arrive at least 5-10 minutes early to ensure ample time to park and/or purchase onsite tickets. Due to mature content, this tour is strongly recommended for adults and older teens only. Tour content will not be censored for younger audiences, and teens and children must be accompanied by an adult.

Signed copies of Kimber’s books  Galveston’s Red Light District: A History of The Line and Galveston Seawall Chronicles  will be available for purchase (cash or credit) at the conclusion of the tour.

For more info go to redlightdistricttoursofgalveston.com, email GalvestonRedLightTours@gmail.com, call or text (409)526-6883. Reservations required.

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Gingerbread Polar Express Makes Stop at The Tremont House @ The Tremont House
Dec 6 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 pm

In honor of THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Ride at the Galveston Railroad Museum, the hotel is creating a special “Polar Express” themed gingerbread house. You’ll have to see it to believe it. The gingerbread house is on public display in the lobby of the hotel. This display makes a perfect pre- or post-train ride stop for families.

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