Moody Gardens Lights Up the Holidays

They say everything is bigger in Texas, which is certainly true when it comes to Ice Land and the Festival of Lights at Moody Gardens in Galveston. Billed as the largest holiday destination in the Southwest, a trip to Moody Gardens is a tradition for many Bay Area families, including those that make their homes with us in Coastal Point.

The seasonal event is a mile-long trail featuring more than one million lights and many lighted scenes, but there is more to the festivities than a spectacular light display. Through January 6, families can experience eight amazing attractions. By far the most popular is Ice Land, where a skilled team of ice carvers use 2 million pounds of ice to create a festive experience. Other activities include the area’s only outdoor ice skating rink, a concession areas with holiday movies, hot chocolate and festive food, holiday buffets, live entertainment and more.

The fun never stops. Moody Gardens is even open on Christmas Day. Check out ticket information and operating hours here.

Image courtesy of: Silver Skate Festival (Ice Land at Moody Gardens).