Friday, December 09, 2011

Head to Galveston for the Holidays

GALVESTON: The Perfect Destination for the Holidays!

The Magic of the Season Returns!

Galveston Island has much more than the beach this holiday season. From traditional events to special celebrations and Santa sightings galore, the Island is filled with holiday cheer.

More than a million lights, animated displays and live entertainment adorn the pyramids of Moody Gardens along a mile-long trail during the annual Festival of Lights. Open Thursday through Saturday from 6 to 10 p.m. November 24th through December 17th. Open nightly December 18th through January 1st.

Relive the story of Christ's birth through fresh eyes and recapture the wonder of God's miraculous gift during the Imagine Christmas Dinner & Show at Moody Gardens. This Imagine Christmas holiday musical combines fine dining and a unique performance for the ultimate holiday experience. Door to Imagine Christmas open daily at 6:45 p.m. from December 15th to 27th. Admission is $49 for adults and $29 for children 12 and under.
Holiday-themed films will also be featured in the Moody Gardens IMAX 3D Theater, Ridefilm Theater, and 4D Special FX Theater.

Santa Claus will make special Saturday appearances in historic downtown Galveston to take pictures with good little boys and girls next to the Downtown Christmas Tree in Saengerfest Park, 23rd St and Strand. Appearance schedule to be listed here soon.

Your favorite friends from Tuna, Texas return to The Grand 1894 Opera House for not one, but two weeks of laughter with original stars Joe Sears and Jaston Williams in A Tuna Christmas, December 13-18. Don't miss master comedians and original cast members Jaston Williams and Tony Award- nominee Joe Sears, with their deft comedic timing, trademark characterizations, and split-second costume changes, as they portray all 24 denizens of Texas' mythical third-smallest town, Tuna, and attempt to cope with the traumas and dramas of the holidays!

Just in time for the holidays comes a wonderful story about the beauty of the season and the true meaning of Christmas...Wrong! When two well-intentioned parents decide to direct the school play, they make the terrible mistake of casting the Herdman kids; probably the most inventively awful kids in history! Chaos and hilarity results as the cast and crew collide with the Christmas story head on! The Best Christmas Pageant Ever will take the stage at island e.t.c. December 9, 10, 16, and 17th at 8pm, with and Sunday matinee on December 11th at 2:30pm. 

Voted the Best Indoor Waterpark in the World, Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark is a 26-acre waterpark that features the world's first indoor / outdoor 70,000 square foot heated convertible waterpark area. This climate controlled area of the park that includes a dozen heated water attractions including favorites such as the Faust & Furious speed slides and Guada-Loopy Tube Chutes. Also relax in Wasserfest Hot Tub and Kids Area. Don't miss Schlitterbahn's unforgettable heated indoor season!

The whole month of December Moody Mansion and Bishop's Palace are adorned with historic ornaments and lights from the early 1900's. Travel back to the days of elegance and class as you explore a Victorian Christmas at the Broadway Beauties.

Of course, you'll also want to Ring in 2012 in the most unforgettable way possible! And Galveston Island is the place to be with New Year's Eve Celebration hosted by The San Luis Resort, Spa & Conference Center and the Moody Gardens Hotel.
Galveston Island has a variety of festivities to choose from this holiday season. So head South and check out the full line up of events on

Until the next nap time...