December 2016 Galveston Fun Events

December 2016 finds Galveston with an array of fun things to do. Residents and visitors alike can enjoy what this year has to offer. As you are all clearly aware, Galveston is a semi tropical locale that is full of activities that play to that theme. Yet, to the surprise of no one, Galveston is blessed with Moody Gardens and their sensational events that entertain and sometimes astound us! This December 2016 is no different. Moody Gardens has put together a family friendly environment that is beyond compare. They offer Holiday and Winter Events that run everyday in December 2016.

December 2016 Galveston Fun Events;

2016 Ice Land runs the entire month of December 2016 and is an under water experience like no other. It will enthrall your entire family for many hours. Experience gigantic Ice Sculptures that depict a Tropical Christmas from a different point of view. This extravaganza will be at Moody Gardens within a 28,000 square foot tent. It will be insulated and chilled to nine degrees. That’s cold so come prepared and dress appropriately. Wear warm clothes so you can stay all day. The kids will really thank you for dressing them warmly because they will not want to leave early because they are cold. It’s just that much fun!


Charles Dickens

Dickens on the Strand returns once again to Galveston Friday December 2nd thru Sunday December 4th. This truly unique and historic event features parades, bands, food, and Victorian Era costumed participants and attendees. Named for Charles Dickens and 19th Century London, Galveston for one week-end a year transforms itself back in time. You will see terrific costumes to be sure. The kids will have a blast and so will their parents and grand parents.

Festival of Lights at Moody Gardens also runs the entire month of December 2016. Bigger and Better than ever, your family will see and enjoy Christmas and Holiday lights that seem endless. Walk the grounds of Moody Gardens any evening in December and you will be amazed at the details and sheer quantity in lights and scenes. Your entire family will enjoy and remember this experience. Don’t miss this opportunity. Most visitors come back throughout the season to enjoy it again. You won’t be sorry you attended the Festival of Lights.

And that is just a few of the wildly popular things to do on Galveston Island during December 2016. It is a very active month so make plans so you don’t miss out on these Family Friendly Events. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!