Holiday Events at Moody Gardens

November 11, 2017 – January 7, 2018
ICE LAND: Rainforest Holiday

Moody Gardens takes the holidays to a whole new level of cool! A skilled team of master ice carvers has charted your course for the ultimate Rainforest Adventure! Embark on a breathtaking journey made of two million pounds of ice! Click here for more information!


Below is a video of 2016 ICE LAND.

Value day rates available here.

Group rates available!

An Ice Land:Ice Sculptures hotel package is coming soon.


November 11, 2017- January 7, 2018
Festival of Lights

As one of the largest holiday celebrations in the region, Festival of Lights has become a holiday tradition for families and groups alike. Enjoy more than one million lights within 100 sound-enhanced animated light displays and nightly live entertainment. You can also skate around on the area’s only outdoor ice skating rink (bring your own skates or rentals available for $7), try out our Arctic Slide or take pictures with Santa. Click here for more information!

Below is a 2016 video promotion of Festival of Lights

November 11, 2017 – January 8, 2018
Festival of Lights Buffet in the Garden Restaurant

Served only on the nights the Festival of Lights is open.
Excludes Thanksgiving and Christmas Day due to special holiday menu.
Details and pricing coming soon.

November 23, 2017
Thanksgiving at the Moody Gardens Hotel

Give thanks and enjoy a bountiful feast with family and friends at the Moody Gardens Hotel’s annual Thanksgiving Day buffet. Held in the Frances Anne Moody Ballroom, indulge in delightful offerings such as roasted turkey, gravy, cornbread and much more! Menu and prices coming soon.

November 23, 2017
Thanksgiving at the Garden Restaurant

Join us in the Garden Restaurant from as part of our Thanksgiving Day Buffet. Enjoy appetizers, chilled salads, entrees, and accompaniment options are endless for both adults and children! Full menu and prices are coming soon.

December 31, 2017
Midnight in the Gardens: A New Year’s Eve Gala

Say farewell to 2017 and hello to 2018 at the Midnight in the Gardens New Year’s Eve Gala. On December 31, from 7:30pm to 1:00am, put on your finest black-tie attire and get ready to dance. Enjoy live music, an open bar, deluxe party favors, lavish buffet, Champagne toast and midnight balloon drop. Prices coming soon.