Food Drive Thursdays return to Moody Gardens this holiday season

By | December 1, 2020

The holiday season is here, and with that comes the season for giving. Food Drive Thursdays offers guests the opportunity to enjoy Festival of Lights at a special admission discount in recognition for helping those who are in need this holiday season.

Every Thursday night in December visitors can bring a non-perishable food item and receive 2-for-1 admission to the Festival of Lights. All donations will benefit the Galveston County and Houston Food Banks.

“We love that Festival of Lights has become part of the holidays for many families each year,” said Moody Gardens President and CEO John Zendt. “In light of every challenge that this year has presented, we are pleased to be able to offer guests the opportunity to take part in the spirit of the holidays and to save some money by helping those in need.”

The one-mile Festival of Lights walking trail decked with two million lights and filled with sound enhanced lighted and animated displays themed to everyone’s favorite holiday music is one of several holiday attractions at Moody Gardens. Other attractions include Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer playing in the 4D Theater, other holiday 3D films, the Arctic Slide and train rides, fireside s’mores, evening cruises aboard the Colonel Paddlewheel Boat and plenty of dining and hotel options, including Breakfast with Santa.

Admission to the Festival of Lights is $19 per person on regular nights and $14 on select Value Days. The Value Days are every Sunday – Thursday between Nov. 29 – Dec. 17. Festival of Lights and other holiday attractions open at 6 p.m. nightly and close at 9 p.m. on Value Days and 10 p.m. regularly. Moody Gardens’ regular attractions open at 10 a.m. daily. Admission to all attractions is free for children 3 and under. Parking is also free.