Moody Gardens Galveston is my favorite family getaway destination.   With the holidays just around the corner, don't miss their annual Festival Of Lights.

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There's always something new and exciting to do and see at Moody Gardens in Galveston, Texas.  This years Festival of Lights will feature a new attraction....Ice Land Ice Sculptures with Spongebob Squarepants.  Jerri Hemechek, Marketing & PR Manger at Moody Gardens Galveston,

All the way from Harbin, China 20 of the worlds greatest ice carvers are at Moody Gardens transforming 900 tons of ice, into everyone's favorite sea creature. Nickelodeon's beloved SpongeBob SquarePants comes to life in fabulous holiday scenes at 9 degrees at Moody Gardens Galvestons Ice Land.

This will be a family event not to miss, as several carefully sculptured SpongeBob SquarePants marvels are guaranteed to get you into the holiday spirit. Watch the Ice Land Cam and witness the ice sculptures unbelievable transformations, as the Harbin, China ice carvers create wondrous works of art before your eyes.

Celebrate the Christmas holiday in Galveston, as Moody Gardens transforms the famous Texas city into a Winter Wonder Island.  For ticket info, hotel reservations and more, click here.