Moody Gardens Christmas Show


This Christmas Moody Gardens Hotel Spa & Convention Center presents an all-new holiday dinner show experience from the producers of Lone Star Circus®.

Entitled “Cirque Joyeux Noel Dinner and Show,” this original one-hour Christmas spectacular for the entire family features a stellar cast of international circus and variety performers from all corners of the world. Presented in a “cirque” style, the show includes soaring acrobatics, gravity defying feats, amazing aerialists, mesmerizing illusions, hilarious comedy and much more. All of this coupled with a sumptuous Holiday Buffet Dinner prepared by renowned Moody Gardens Executive Chef Felipe Gonzalez.

“When it comes to the best in holiday entertainment, we’re always finding ways to top ourselves,” said Moody Gardens General Manager Garvin O’Neil. “This year is no exception with a new dinner show that is sure to delight and amaze both the young and the young at heart.”

Cirque Joyeux Noel Dinner and Show is being directed by Lone Star Circus Founder and Creative Director Fanny Kerwich, an eighth generation circus performer who has performed throughout North America, Russia, South America, Africa, Asia and the Caribbean. Kerwich will be bringing to Galveston breathtaking acts that defy the boundaries of the imagination. A few of the stars of this all-new holiday extravaganza include:

• The magnificent award-winning hand balancing of Christian Stoinev, a 2014 finalist of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent”
 • The spellbinding and elegant quick-change act of Evgeny Vasilenko and Anna Zgurovskaya
• The exhilarating and inventive spins of Asaf Mor on the cyr wheel
• The melodic music and hosting by Michael Hix

Cirque Joyeux Noel opens December 15 at Moody Gardens Convention Center, located at 7 Hope Boulevard, Galveston, Texas 77554. It runs December 16-25 nightly with doors opening at 6:30pm, the holiday buffet beginning at 6:30pm and the circus performance starting at 7:45pm. Enjoy Felipe Gonzalez’s delicious cuisine and then sit back for a one-hour holiday circus spectacular. Your ticket to the dinner and show also includes admission to the incredible Moody Gardens Festival of Lights – The Gulf Coast’s Largest Holiday Lighting Event including Santa’s Workshop and a visit with Santa himself. ALL included at one great price.

With tickets going on sale in August, adult tickets range from $59 – $95 with children’s tickets (3-12 years) priced at $44 – $85 and infants at $15 – $75. Tickets can be purchased here or by calling 409-683-4186.  Hotel packages are also available and can be purchased online at or by calling 1-888-388-8484.