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See Ice Land: Ice Sculptures, a Caribbean Christmas, Live on Our Webcam

We're excited to announce a multi-phased renovation for the Aquarium Pyramid!
Guests can look forward to a fun and awe-inspiring experience.

CLICK HERE for details and a complete schedule.

EXPLORE the ocean and meet penguins, sharks and more at the Aquarium Pyramid®.

ENJOY an authentic rainforest adventure and close encounters with free-roaming monkeys, macaws and other endangered animals and plants at the Rainforest Pyramid®.

CLIMB the five-tier Sky Trail® Ropes Course and SOAR over Palm Beach on the Zip Line.

LEARN about the mysteries of science at the Discovery Museum® or IMMERSE yourself at the MG 3D Theater and 4D Theater. Go on an adventure with your favorite Bikini Bottomites during our SpongeBob SubPants Adventure.

EMBARK on a Colonel Paddlewheel Boat cruise, HAVE FUN during the summer at the lazy river, wave pool and more at Palm Beach, Galveston's only white sand beach.

RELAX and indulge in a little island time at the beautiful Moody Gardens® Hotel or take on a new CHALLENGE at the Moody Gardens Golf Course.

Moody Gardens® is a public, non-profit educational destination utilizing nature in the advancement of rehabilitation, conservation, recreation and research.
festival of lights 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. More Information.

Festival: $10.95 (includes ice skate admission after 6 PM)
Arctic Slide: $7 for one slide, $20 for 10 slides and $25 for all day

Cirque Joyeux Noel Dinner and show


December 16 - 25

Witness the magnificent and the impossible…all in a circus winter wonderland. Marvel in soaring acrobatics, amazing aerialists and gravity defying feats. Enjoy a Holiday Buffet Dinner. Stroll through the Moody Gardens Festival of Lights. ALL included at one great price!

Cirque Joyeux Noel Dinner & Show features a stellar cast of international performers from all corners of the world. The show includes amazing acrobats and aerialists, mesmerizing illusions, hilarious comedy and much more. All of this coupled with a superb Holiday Buffet Dinner prepared by renowned Moody Gardens Executive Chef Felipe Gonzalez.

Directed by Lone Star Circus' Creative Director Fanny Kerwich, an eighth generation circus performer, this all-new holiday extravaganza includes:

The magnificent hand balancing of Christian Stoinev
The spellbinding quick-change act of Evgeny Vasilenko and Anna Zgurovskaya
The spectacular and thrilling juggling of the Fusco Brothers
The thrilling hand-to-hand balancing of Passion 2 Balance
The Poema Family with their astounding Risley act
The energizing and beautiful Anna Stankus and her twirling hula hoops
The melodic music and hosting by Michael Hix

$59 - $95 adults, $44 - $85 children (3-12 years) $44 - $85 , $15 - $75 infants Includes: Show ticket, Holiday Buffet Dinner and Festival of Lights.

Tickets on sale now!
Hotel Packages 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.

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