Postcards: Glistening Grounds
By Natalie Posgate
Bring the family to Galveston on November 12 for the kickoff of the 10th annual Festival of Lights at Moody Gardens. Listen to Christmas carols as you watch Santa make his grand entrance via parachute and then switch on more than one million Christmas lights, transforming Moody Gardens into a sparkling wonderland. Enjoy other entertainment such as live music, petting zoos, and the reappearance of Santa with his reindeer.
The festival continues from November 18 through January 1. Follow the mile-long trail of lights and animated displays, and take in the beauty of the grounds as you walk by the Aquarium, Rainforest, and Discovery pyramids, Palm Beach, the Moody Gardens Hotel, Offatts Bayou, and the Colonel Paddlewheel Boat. Bring ice skates so that you can hit the rink—or rent some on-site for $6 a pair. For ticket prices and information about other events throughout the festival, call 800/582-4673, or visit www.moodygardens.com.
From the November 2011 issue.