Holiday in the Gardens at Moody Gardens Thru Jan. 2nd

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.


Open: 10AM – 10PM Daily
Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day Open: 12PM – 10PM

Festival of Lights & Holiday Attractions
Value Days (Sunday-Thursday, Nov 29 – Dec 17): 6PM – 9PM
Daily: 6PM – 10PM

Festival of Lights

This year, the holiday season will shine brighter than ever with an event that has become a tradition for families and groups alike.

Enjoy a festive stroll along this mile-long trail featuring more than two million lights and lighted scenes themed to holiday music that take you around the Moody Gardens property with spectacular views of Galveston Bay. Stops along the way bring you to see Star the Dancing Tree of Light, concession areas, hot chocolate, fireside S’mores, and other festive foods, Mistletoe, along with plenty of photos and selfie opportunities!

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 4D

Enjoy the beloved animated television classic as the magic of 4D engages all of your senses. Classic songs and dialogue are brought to life by loveable, iconic characters – the Abominable Snow Monster, Hermey the elf, Santa Claus, and, of course, Rudolph “the most famous reindeer of all.”

Arctic Slide

Enjoy the fun with a festive glide down the Arctic Slide.

Holiday Films

Enjoy holiday films on the largest screen in Texas.

Star: The Dancing Tree of Light

As you enjoy the Festival of Lights trail, it will be hard to hard for you to miss Star: The Dancing Tree of Light. Measuring in at 4 stories tall, this magnificent digital dancing tree of light shines brighter than any Christmas tree in Texas! Stop by and take a photo or selfie with this beauty and enjoy the music accompanied with each of its displays.

Train Rides

Enjoy the holiday lights and music as the train takes you along a section of the Festival of Lights trail.

Fireside S’mores

A tasty Christmas classic! Roast S’mores fireside with us surrounded by the holiday lights and music on the Festival of Lights trail.

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