Like any true-blue American city, Galveston loves Christmas! You can see it everywhere—shops hang wreaths and Santa makes appearances throughout the area, from a 5K run to the Galveston Railroad Museum! So, if you’re in town for the Christmas season, here are a few attractions you need to look out for on your visit.
Moody Gardens’ Festival of Lights
Moody Gardens lights up after 6 p.m. with a glowing spectacle of over one million lights! Tourists from around the area make it a point to visit this fabulous festival each year. For about $11, you can see all kinds of wonderful decorations—lights towering above, glimmering all around, and reflected in the water! There will be such a glow, you’ll forget it’s winter!
Ice Sculptures with a Caribbean Twist
Also held at Moody Gardens, guests can enter Ice Land—a world of snow and ice on the Gulf of Mexico! Entering into its third year, this winter treat is quickly becoming a tradition. The variety of displays keeps visitors coming back each year to marvel at the creations of international ice sculptors. A rare treat for a place so tropical in latitude, Ice Land this year will boast Caribbean-themed sculptures such as coral, fish, and turtles. If you come from a warm climate, this is one holiday activity in Galveston you don’t want to miss!
A Winter Water Park
Schlitterbahn, Galveston’s nationally-renowned water park/resort, reopens for the week leading up to Christmas Eve. With indoor heated pools, the park is just as fun as it is any other time of the year—maybe even more so, thanks to the winter twists it adds to all the wonderful family activities in Galveston, TX it offers! Christmas carols come alive with the Borealis Light show each hour. The waves of the torrent river become a passage through a giant snow globe. And Santa himself shows up, too! Through Friday December 23rd, students will have the chance to receive surfing lessons from Mr. Claus himself! How often do you get to see Santa surfing? The picture alone is worth the price of admission!
Book With Sterling Realtors Today and Start Planning Your Holiday in Galveston!
What makes a better Christmas gift than a vacation? A luxury condo rental from Sterling Realtors will be the perfect home base to experience all this and more. Spacious condos accommodate all sorts of must-take traditional decorations from home. Kitchens come with all the utensils and appliances needed to cook everything from sugar cookies to pork roast!
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