Countdown the Remaining Days of 2015 at Moody Gardens Hotel!

It’s the last month of the year! Go out with a bang at Moody Gardens. In addition to the Festival of Lights and Ice Land Ice Sculptures, don’t miss A Magical Christmas and our New Year’s Eve gala.

Starting December 17-27, Curt Miller brings his production of A Magical Christmas to the Moody Gardens Convention Center. This family tradition is a wonder-filled extravaganza of amazing sights and sensational sounds. See spectacular feats of magic performed by Curt Miller, one of America’s premier magicians! You won’t believe your eyes as you witness larger-than-life illusions. Share the excitement that has amazed over 25,000 people over the last three years! If you enjoyed the show last year, you won’t believe all the wonderful new surprises in this year’s production. Sing right along with wonderful productions of your favorite Christmas songs performed by renowned singers and be wowed by enchanting professional dancers.

Each ticket includes one admittance to Magical Christmas starring Master Illusionist Curt Miller and Friends, Chef Robbin Murphy’s Holiday Buffet Dinner, admission to the Festival of Lights, all taxes and gratuities, complementary and convenient self-parking. Doors open at 6:30 PM; Show begins at 7:45 PM and will end at 9:00 PM (in time for you to see the Festival of Lights!) Admission is $59 – $95 for adults, $44 – $85 for children (4-12) and $15 – $17 for infants: (up to 2 years old). Don’t forget to ask about special group rates for parties of 20 or more!

Ring in 2016 at the most extravagant black-tie event on Galveston Island. Our New Year’s Eve Gala is the place to be this New Year’s Eve. The Moody Gardens Convention Center will be transformed into a chic, upscale venue fit for a lavish affair. Enjoy non-stop live music from Commercial Art – Houston’s premier dance band, an elaborate array of food and of course an open bar. For added extravagance, don’t forget to take part in our champagne toast. Finally, ring in 2016 with our midnight balloon drop. Event tickets are $470+tax per couple or $225+tax per single person. Hotel accommodations for gala guests start at $109.00+tax/night. For reservations, call 1-888-388-8484.

Get Crafty with Brews, Suds and Sun at Moody Gardens Hotel this Labor Day Weekend!

Make plans now to attend the 6th Annual BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival. The festival, tapped as a fan-favorite by ThrillList, also remains a favorite of the industry where brewers regularly unveil never before tasted brews. Join fellow craft beer lovers and supporters as they gather Labor Day weekend to celebrate and sample more than 400 specialty and hard-to-find brews. This foamtastic celebration takes place at Moody Gardens Friday, September 4 through Sunday September 6, 2015.

The three-day celebration will showcase two signature events: BrewHaHa Grand Tasting and BrewLicious Brews and Foods Pairing. There are a host of related events like the BrewMasters PubCrawl and Texas Brewery Tasting Tour. Featured activities include: Beach, Brews and Bands live musical performances and fireworks, educational events, a slew of Brew Brains and industry experts, including award-winning BrewMasters and home brewing masters.

Festivities begin on Friday, September 4 with the BrewMasters Pub Crawl at 8 p.m. Hop on board this festive party bus departing from Moody Gardens with a tour to some of Galveston’s trendiest bars. Meet featured Brew Brains at each stop. Tickets are $25 in advance.

If you are Texas beer fan, and who isn’t, make your first stop of the day on Saturday, September 5, at the Texas Brewery Tasting Tour. You’ll have a rare opportunity to take a tasting tour in a small group and intimate environment to enjoy featured Texas brewed selections. The event runs from 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance and always sell out.

Then it’s time for the grand tasting.  Saturday, September 5, sample some of the best brews in the world made available to beer lovers at the BrewHaHa Grand Tasting held in the Moody Gardens Convention Center. The Grand Tasting will feature over 400 craft and specialty brews as well as a Wine Escape with wine samplings. Admission to BrewHaHa is $35 in advance, $40 at the door, $85 for a VIP ticket, or choose a multi-event Hopper Pass. The BrewHaHa Grand Tasting will run from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and includes access to multiple beer seminars for all who take pride in their beer and want to expand their knowledge of craft beers.

Thirsty for more? This year Brewlicious Brews & Foods Pairing moves to Sunday to give foodies time to get to the island. This spectacular event, where everyone is a VIP, is for the serious beer and culinary enthusiast. Every featured beer will be paired with food with a focus on high-end, premium, unique beer paired with just the perfect culinary accompaniment. BrewLicious Brews and Foods will run from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets are $75.

What would Labor Day be without a concert on the beach? On Saturday and Sunday from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. get ready to have some fun in the sun as Moody Gardens rolls out a beach blast.  Beach, Brews & Bands features live music in the sand followed by fireworks at Palm Beach.  Tickets are $12 at the gate.  $6 online as an add-on to any BrewMasters ticket purchase. Or $6 at the gate with a BrewMasters wrist band or ticket receipt.  Tickets include all activities at Palm Beach plus the concert and fireworks. Admission to Palm Beach is included in your hotel stay.

Driving responsibly is always a must so all BrewMasters events also have a designated driver ticket.  Designated drivers cannot sample any beer.