Bid 2016 a fond farewell and welcome 2017 at the Midnight in the Gardens New Year’s Eve Gala. On December 31, from 7:30pm to 1:00am, get ready for something a little bit country with a little bit of rock and roll. Mix and mingle with others who are ready to ring in the new year with live music, an open bar, deluxe party favors, lavish buffets, Champagne toast and midnight balloon drop. This is a black-tie affair, proper dress required. Tickets are $470 per couple or $240 per single person. Hotel accommodations for gala guests start at $109+tax/night. For tickets and reservations, call 888-388-8484.
The holidays are an exciting time for Moody Gardens. It’s our chance to show how each visit with us is completely different and better than the last. This year, our holiday season will show why Moody Gardens is the premier destination for all things holiday on Galveston Island. From family traditions at Festival of Lights, icy treats at ICE LAND, to the spiraling heights at Cirque Joyeux Noel, Moody Gardens is the place that has most holiday entertainment for all interests, ages and budgets.
Festival of Lights is a classic fixture during the holiday season. Now in its 15th year, guests love being able to stroll along the Moody Gardens property and watch animated light displays twinkle against the night sky, listen to live music, sip hot cocoa and enjoy the cool, crisp island breeze. There is also an Arctic Ice Slide for guests to race down. Festival of Lights opens November 12 and runs until January 8. Don’t miss the opening ceremony as Santa will parachute on the property and flip the giant switch, illuminating thousands of lights. Festival admission is $10.95. The price for the Arctic Slide is $7 for one slide, $20 for 10 slides and $25 for all day. If you want to see and feel what an icy Texas winter is like, head over to ICE LAND: Ice Sculptures, a Caribbean Christmas. Our skilled team of master ice carvers from Harbin, China, has charted your course for the ultimate Caribbean Christmas! Embark on a breathtaking undersea journey made of two million pounds of colorful ice. Zoom down our towering oil rig ice slide and see the breathtaking Flower Garden Banks and the Gulf of Mexico as you encounter spectacular schools of beautiful tropical fish, eagle rays, turtles, dolphins, hammerhead sharks and more on your way to your island destination! Visit Shivers Ice Bar and enjoy an ultra-cool holiday spirit! ICE LAND opens November 12 and runs until January 8. Admission is $26.95 for adults, $21.95 for seniors (65+) and $15.95 for children (4-12).
Watch experts sail through the air with the greatest of ease at Cirque Joyeux Noel Dinner & Show at Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center. The show features award-winning performers including Christian Stoinev, a finalist of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” The all-new holiday extravaganza also includes the spellbinding quick-change act of Evgeny Vasilenko and Anna Zgurovskaya, the spectacular juggling of the Fusco Brothers, the thrilling hand-to-hand balancing of Passion 2 Balance, the astounding Poema Family with their Risley act, the energizing and beautiful Anna Stankus and her twirling hula hoops and the melodic music and hosting by Michael Hix.
Your ticket to Cirque Joyeux Noel Dinner & Show includes entry into the show, a holiday buffet dinner before the show starts and admittance into the Festival of Lights. Ticket prices for Cirque Joyeux Noel Dinner & Show range from $59 – $95 for adults, $44 – $85 for children’s tickets (3-12 years), and $15 – $85 for infants. More information for Festival of Lights, ICE LAND and Cirque Joyeux Noel Dinner & Show can be found online at www.MoodyGardensHotel.com or by calling 1-888-388-8484. Group pricing is available for parties over 20. Hotel packages are also available.
A Cirque Joyeux Noel is made possible through the support of local hotel and motel tax dollars from the city of Galveston generated to encourage tourism and to further promote arts and entertainment on the island.
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.