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Holiday Happenings
Experience a Magical Holiday Season with Moody Gardens!
News Release
Thursday, November 20, 2008

Galveston, Texas – Join Moody Gardens this holiday and experience the magic of the season at its best. From turkey to twinkling lights, a fantastical adventure awaits the entire family.

Thanksgiving Day Buffet
Thursday November 27, 2008
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sit down to a fabulous feast with family and friends this Thanksgiving. The Moody Gardens Hotel will host its annual Thanksgiving Buffet in the beautiful Frances Anne Moody Ballroom on Thursday, November 27. The bountiful array will feature a delectable selection of culinary specialties and traditional holiday fare. Seating times are available beginning at 11:30am with the last seating at 3:00pm. Prices are $31.95 for adults, $25.95 for seniors, $17.95 for children. Children four and under are free. For a complete listing of the menu, visit For reservations, please call 409-741-8484 ext.4465.

Festival of Lights
Nov. 22 - Dec. 17 (Thursday – Saturday) & Dec. 18 – 31 (nightly)
6:00 pm -10:00 pm
In the spirit of tradition, this event features a winding trail with dozens of lighted scenes sparkling over Galveston Bay. Friends and family will gather nightly to enjoy lights, music and live entertainment. Admission is just $3.95 per person.
Other Attractions just $5.00 more per attraction:  Aquarium Pyramid - 4D Special FX Theater -  IMAX Theater  .  Holiday Ridefilm  .  Colonel Paddlewheeler with your Festival of Lights ticket purchase.  Or save with an Evening Pass to all attractions for just $19.00.
Purchase a ticket to meet a penguin!
For tickets or additional information: 1-800-582-4673 or 
The Gift of Christmas Live
Dinner & Show – A Moody Gardens Christmas Spectacular
Dec. 18 – 28 (Daily Matinee and Dinner- Show performances)
Moody Gardens Expo Arena
Join us for this exhilarating musical presentation blending traditional and original Christmas songs. The one-of-a-kind show features performances by the brightest artists in Texas coupled with sensational sound and lighting to create a dazzling experience. Enjoy caroling and hors d’oeuvres followed by a traditional three course Christmas dinner. Then sit back for a Christmas spectacular experience that will have you singing in the aisles.  From Dec 18 through the 28, daily Matinee performances will be offered with a start time of 3:30pm and daily Dinner-Show performances with a start time of 6:30pm. The Matinee show does not include the three course dinner but features traditional Christmas snacks, cookies and seasonal beverages.  
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For tickets visit or call the Moody Gardens Box Office at 409-683-4186.
Tickets: Dinner-Show  $24/child  $38/adult          Matinee  $18/child  $24/adult         Group rates available: $14 - $32
The Gift of Christmas Live Hotel packages are available from $185 to $263 per night.  Packages include overnight accommodations in the beautiful Moody Gardens Hotel, tickets to the Gift of Christmas Live show, and tickets to the Festival of Lights.  For more information or to make reservations, please call 888-388-8484.

Midnight in the Gardens New Year’s Eve Gala
Dec. 31, 2008
7:30pm – 1:00am
Ring in the New Year in grand style with Moody Gardens.  The New Year’s Eve party will feature non-stop entertainment by the fabulous show band Eclipse as well as surprise entertainment to further spice up the festivities.  Guests will enjoy an open bar, elaborate food stations, deluxe party favors, a champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight.  Event tickets are $425 per couple or $225 per single. Hotel accommodations begin at $109+tax/night. For reservations call 888-388-8484.
For more information on all of the holiday happenings at Moody Gardens visit

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