The holidays are the only time of the year when it's appropriate to point at a dead plant and expect a kiss. Get in the holiday spirit with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $8 for two tickets to the Home for the Holidays Gift Market and Festival of Lights (a $23.90 value)
- $14 for four tickets to the Home for the Holidays Gift Market and Festival of Lights (a $47.80 value)
- $39 for two tickets to the Home for the Holidays Gift Market, Festival of Lights, and VIP lounge (an $83.90 value)
- $75 for four tickets to the Home for the Holidays Gift Market, Festival of Lights, and VIP lounge (a $167.80 value)
During Moody Gardens’ Festival of Lights, the area around the outdoor skating rink blooms with more than one million tiny bulbs. As 100 sound-equipped light installations flash and flicker, live entertainment provides a holiday soundtrack. For an additional fee, guests can take pictures with Santa or wander into one of three theaters to catch holiday films until the Gardens close at 10 p.m.
The Home for the Holidays Gift Market gathers more than 100 craft and home-decor vendors on Friday, November 23, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, November 24, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. In the Gift Market VIP lounge, guests overlook the showroom floor while sampling specialty holiday hors d’oeuvres, featured beverages, wines, and hot wassail.
Perched on picturesque Galveston Island, Moody Gardens possesses a storied history that complements its scenic surroundings. Its horticultural and animal-therapy programs—which began with the park’s inception in 1983—pair visitors living with physical and emotional difficulties with horses and multihued flora, helping them learn coping skills and build confidence. Elsewhere on the sprawling grounds, the Moody Gardens Golf Course boasts multiple holes that run alongside the rippling waters of the Gulf and its intervening waterways, forming intimidating hazards and housing a thriving civilization of merpeople who use golf balls for currency. The park also thrills families with water attractions, including a wave pool and a lazy river. The restored 10-story Rainforest Pyramid also holds more than 1,700 exotic plants and animals from Asian, African, and American rainforests, including sharks and penguins.