Ice Land & Festival of Lights

November 17, 2018 - January 6, 2019
Recurring daily
Moody Gardens
Seven Hope Blvd. | Galveston, TX 77554
Area of Town: Galveston

This year’s ICE LAND theme takes guests on a journey from the North to South poles. The CAA Ruijing
Ice Carving Team will even create a giant ice slide that will take guests on a glacial journey. Guests will
encounter polar bears, penguins, humpback whales, snowy owls, walruses, and of course, reindeer – all
hand-carved out of two million pounds of ice inside a 28,000 sq. ft. insulated tent structure chilled and
maintained at nine degrees. Shiver’s Ice Bar also returns to ICE LAND this year as guests enjoy ultra-cool
holiday spirits as they enter this bar made completely of ice creatively transformed into an igloo this
year to fit the Pole-to-Pole theme.
The team is led by chief ice and snow carving artist Mr. Qui Guanghui, who has received top honors in
numerous international tournaments including the Harbin International Ice and Snow Carving and the
Chinese National Ice Carving Competition
“The ice carving team creates something unique and spectacular every year,” said John Zendt, Moody
Gardens President and CEO. “Guests will marvel with new surprises as they see the
amazing talent and dedication that goes into creating ICE LAND.”

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