8 fun holiday attractions to visit at Moody Gardens this year

'ICE LAND: Christmas Around the World,' 'Festival of Lights,' ice skating

Enter to win a family 4-pack to Moody Gardens at salive.com

This article is sponsored by Moody Gardens Galveston Island.

The holiday season returns to Moody Gardens with its newly named Holiday in the Gardens.

It may seem a little early to be thinking of the holidays, but Santa's elves are already at work as ICE LAND makes its triumphant return to Moody Gardens with a new theme for 2019.

With this brand-new theme, visitors will see landmarks from all around the world including the Alamo, Big Ben, Sydney Opera House, the Great Wall of China and more – all hand-carved out of 2 million pounds of ice inside a 28,000 square foot insulated tent structure chilled and maintained at 9 degrees.

Here are eight fun attractions you can explore with friends and family this holiday season at Moody Gardens' Holiday in the Gardens:

1. "ICE LAND: Christmas Around the World"

2. "Festival of Lights"

3. Holiday 3-D films

4. Rudolph 4-D

5. Ice skating

6. Arctic slide

7. Train rides

8. Photos with Santa

Moody Gardens giveaway

One winner will receive a one-night stay at the Moody Gardens Hotel along with a round of golf for two at the Moody Gardens Golf Course in addition to a family four-pack of tickets to Moody Gardens. Two winners will receive a family four-pack to Moody Gardens.

Enter the sweepstakes here.

The holiday season at Moody Gardens runs from Nov. 16 to Jan. 12. 

For more information, visit moodygardens.org or call 409-744-4673. 

Moody Gardens is a public, nonprofit educational destination utilizing nature in the advancement of rehabilitation, conservation, recreation and research. 



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