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Events at Moody Gardens


  1. Calendar of Events

Kid's Crew Activities

Saturday's only now through December 17
Daily from December 17-30

All activities are available for purchase or individually!
Packages - complete with all activities below:
Hotel Guests: $35
Non-Hotel Guests: $45
or sold individually

Gingerbread House Decorating: $15
Cookie Decorating: 2-$8 /4-$15
Scavenger Hunt with Prize: $13 
Canvas Painting : Lg-$15 or Sm-$10
S'mores: 2-$5 / 4-$8





Christmas Day Buffets

After the wonder of Christmas morning and the gifts are unwrapped, enjoy a wonderful meal together at Moody Gardens for Christmas Brunch, where you can find delectable dining options for everyone with no stressing over the menu or the clean-up.

‚ÄčGarden Restaurant - Menu
 Moody Ballroom - Menu


Breakfast with Santa

December 10, 11, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23

Enjoy breakfast with Santa, a souvenir photo, and a tasty buffet at the Moody Gardens Hotel! Reservations are required

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Cirque Joyeux Holiday Show
(Matinee, Evening & Dinner Shows)

December 17 - 30

Enjoy a spectacular, exhilarating and joyous celebration of the Christmas season live on stage at the Moody Gardens Convention Center. A team of acrobats, aerialists and more perform for an enchanting evening of circus, music and comedy. 


Fall & Winter Kids Day Camp

Great for all kids grades K-8! Camp includes attraction experiences per day; with different program activities, games, crafts and experiments making every camp day unique! Camps are structured for daily purchase, instead of weekly to be very versatile around the holidays giving the kids some fun adventures during their break. Working parents or family visiting… send the kids for a fun day together without their parents! This is also a great option for those visiting on vacation from out of town to experience a Pyramid Kids Camp!


Blood Drives at Moody Gardens

Save lives on the go! Join us at Moody Gardens for our Blood Drives this holiday season from 12:00pm - 4:30pm. Successful donors will receive a t-shirt. The donor coach will be parked in front of the Aquarium Pyramid. Donors must sign up for an appointment prior to the day of the drive, you can register for different dates below.

  1. Thursday, December 1
  2. Tuesday, December 20

New Year's Palooza
Moody Gardens Hotel

December 31 - January 1

An action-packed two night adventure awaits you at Moody Gardens New Year Palooza. Our end of the year bash brings in the New Year with exciting activities for the whole family to enjoy.

  1. New Year’s Eve Palooza Couples Package
  2. New Year’s Eve Palooza Family Package

New Year's Eve Cruise
Colonel Paddlewheel Boat

December 31

Cruise out of 2022 aboard the Colonel PaddlewheeI Boat with spectacular water views of the Festival of Lights! Guests 21+ will enjoy music, dancing and a delightful hot and cold hors d'oeuvres menu with two complimentary drinks + a champagne toast! The cruise will board beginning at 9 p.m. and will sail from 10 p.m. - Midnight.

  1.  Tickets and Reservations 
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