Seasonal Attractions

Palm Beach

May 21 - September 10, 2016

  • Reopens May 21 (weekends only)
  • Open Memorial Day (9AM-7PM)
  • Open daily June 4 - August 21
  • Open weekends only August 27 - Sept. 10
  • Open Labor Day (9AM-7PM)

Grab your sunglasses and sink your toes in the white sand. Galveston’s favorite summer hangout, Palm Beach, is now better than ever. You and your family will love relaxing on the lazy river, our 18-foot tower slides and wave pool. Palm Beach is closed for the season. 

Learn more about Palm Beach here.

*All bags are subject to search upon entry into Palm Beach*

Lazy River Palm Beach
Bands on the Sand Fireworks

Festival of Lights

NOVEMBER 12, 2016 – JANUARY 8, 2017

6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

As the largest holiday lighting events on the Gulf Coast, the Festival of Lights receives over 125,000 visitors, many of whom have made the festival their own holiday tradition. In addition to over 100 sound-enhanced animated light displays and nightly live entertainment, visitors can strap on a pair of skates and glide across the ice at the area’s only Outdoor Ice Skating Rink. Guests can slide into a thrilling experience with the 100-foot, Texas-sized Arctic Slide. Indoors, guests can take pictures with Santa or enjoy a variety of holiday-themed films at the MG3D Theater and 4D Special FX Theater. More information coming soon!

ICE LAND: Ice Sculptures

November 12, 2016- January 8, 2017

Moody Gardens presents ICE LAND: Ice Sculptures, a magnificent exhibit featuring large ice sculptures that offers a frosty complement to the Festival of Lights. A skilled team of 35 professional ice carvers will take two million pounds of ice and transform them into majestic displays ranging from holiday-themed sculptures to your favorite animals and characters. Chilled and held at a temperature of 9 degrees, you can witness these works of art as Galveston makes its holiday transition into a Winter Wonder Island. More information coming soon!

*Hours, prices, show times and attraction availability are subject to change without notice.