Ice Land Forecast

Celebrate Christmas in July!

It's never too early to start thinking about the holidays! This summer we want to remind you why Galveston Island is a great holiday destination and invite you back to visit during November and December for the new ICE LAND Ice Sculptures attraction, Festival of Lights, Arctic Ice Slide, Ice Skating and much more! Here's how we're celebrating:

SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN SATURDAY, JULY 19:

SANTA SIGHTINGS ON THE WINTER WONDER ISLAND: July 19, 2 - 6 PM

It’s Christmas Aroundthe World as Santa travels from the North Pacific to South Pacific in the Aquarium Pyramid and to Asia, Africa and the Americas in the Rainforest Pyramid and locations in between. Free Santa hats are available at the Rainforest and Aquarium Pyramid entrances while supplies last from 2 – 6 p.m.

PRIZE: Guests should find Santa, get theirpicture and go to Galveston.com/holidayto register for prizes!

SNOWMAN SAND CASTLE COMPETITION: July 19, 2 - 4 PM

Guests can meet us in the Volley Ball Court and cheer for your favorite team. Contestants will check in at Palm Beach to receive their Sand Snowman Kit. They will have from 2 - 3:45 p.m. to build their best sand snowman. Judging will begin at 3:45 p.m.

PRIZE: Penguin Encounter Certificate for 4 people, tickets to all Moody Gardens Attractions (Including ICE LAND Ice Sculptures, Festival of Lights and Arctic Ice Slide) for 4 people. 

CLICK HERE for complete rules and to register for the competition (Limited spots available. Pre-registration is required)

ARTS & CRAFTS: July 19, 2 - 4 PM

Join us at the Garden Lobby (inside the Visitor Center) for Arts & Crafts.

GET SOCIAL & WIN PRIZES WITH #CHRISTMASINJULY

Guests can visit our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram each week in July and participate in our Christmas in July trivia questions by using the handle @moodygardens and the hashtag #ChristmasInJuly. Answer correctly and they’ll be entered into our weekly drawing. Remember to use our handle and hashtag! 

WEEKLY PRIZE:Holiday Four-Pack to all Moody Gardens attractions ,including ICE LAND Ice Sculptures.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Inc., Twitter, Inc. or Instagram, Inc. Must be 18 years or older to win.

GALVESTON WINTER WONDER ISLAND:

Galveston is the “Winter Wonder Island” of Texas and this season the island will offer visitors more than 1,000 magical holiday events! This summer, be sure to visit with Santa at a variety of events throughout the island. You'll also have the chance to win some cool prizes by participating in Galveston's Photo Contest.

CLICK HERE for more information

JOIN US THIS HOLIDAY SEASON:

The holiday season just became a whole lot cooler. ICE LAND Ice Sculptures makes its debut Nov. 15 – Jan. 4 as the internationally acclaimed VGA Ice Carving Team from Harbin, China bring their extraordinary talent to sculpt 900 tons of ice into an amazing display of towering ice sculptures. Be among the first to experience it with Festival of Lights, Artic Ice Slide, holiday films, Moody Gardens Hotel Magical Christmas Dinner & Show and much more!

Welcome to Moody Gardens Ice Land Ice Sculptures

The holiday season just became a whole lot cooler. ICE LAND Ice Sculptures makes its debut November 15 – January 4 for the first time in South Texas. Marvel at the artistry of the internationally acclaimed VGA Ice Carving Team from Harbin, China as they bring their extraordinary talent to sculpt 900 tons of ice into a vast and amazing display of towering ice sculptures held at cool and constant 9 degrees as Galveston makes its transformation into the Winter Wonder Island.

Moody Gardens offers the best holiday experience in the Southwest with so much to see and do. ICE LAND is the ideal complement to the Festival of Lights, a mile-long trail of holiday lights with over a million lights and 100 lighted scenes, ice skating and live entertainment. You can try out the new Ropes Course and Zip Line or take a ride down the Arctic Ice Slide. Enjoy the best film viewing experience available with holiday films on the on the world’s first 6P laser 3D projector, new at the MG 3D Theater. Engage all of your senses with Polar Express 4D at the 4D Special FX Theater. Ice Age is a new exhibit for all ages at the Discovery Museum and the Colonel Paddlewheel Boat offers a beautiful water view of the Festival of Lights.

In addition to all of attractions, you can get in a little shopping with unique gifts from local artisans at the Home for the Holidays Gift Market on Thanksgiving weekend. As you make your plans, why not make the most of it as you enjoy the festivities with special holiday hotel packages at the newly-renovated Moody Gardens Hotel. You can even check out the Magical Christmas Dinner and Show at the hotel featuring Master Illusionist Curt Miller and Friends.