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 a holiday-event package for two (a $23.90 total value)
$14 for a holiday-event package for four (a $47.80 total value)
- Admission to the Festival of Lights on Friday, November 23, or Saturday, November 24 (a $6.95 value/person)
- Admission to the Home for the Holidays Gift Market on the same day (a $5 value/person)<p>
$39 for a VIP holiday-event package for two (an $83.90 total value)
$75 for a VIP holiday-event package for four (a $167.80 total value)
- Everything in the holiday-event package above (an $11.95 value/person)
- Access to a VIP lounge overlooking the market floor with hors d’oeuvres, wine, hot wassail, and other beverages (a $35 value/person)<p>
The day begins at the Moody Gardens Convention Center, where more than 100 artisans, food vendors, and craft makers will set up shop from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. At 6 p.m., the area around an outdoor skating rink suddenly blooms with the twinkling of more than one million tiny bulbs. As 100 sound-equipped light installations flash and flicker, live entertainment creates its own soundtrack. Meanwhile, guests can wander into one of three theaters to catch holiday films until the Gardens close at 10 p.m. Parking at the convention center is free for market shoppers.<p>
Perched on picturesque Galveston Island, Moody Gardens possesses a storied history that complements its scenic surroundings. More than two million visitors a year get to live part of that history, drawn by the 242-acre park's three towering pyramids. After exploring walking and bike trails lined with nearly 20,000 plants and trees, guests can take their expedition underwater at the Aquarium Pyramid. There, a host of aquatic animals including penguins, sharks, and tropical fish swim and frolic in their natural habitats. Nature is also on display at the Rainforest Pyramid, which takes guests on a quest through the rainforests of Asia, Africa and the Americas.
In addition to embracing the wonders of nature, Moody Gardens also incorporates adventures in mankind's world of science. Guests can broaden their minds with traveling exhibits at the Discovery Museum, or immerse themselves in the towering worlds of the MG 3D Theater or 4D Special FX Theater. The tourist destination also thrills families with water attractions, including a wave pool and a lazy river. No matter the reason for the visit, guests can also rest their heads at the recently-renovated (and nearby) Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center.