With a nod to the ghost of Dickens past and an eye towards the future, Galveston’s world famous Victorian holiday festival returns to Galveston Island December 2-4. The annual holiday street festival, based on 19th-century Victorian London, features parades, non-stop entertainment on six stages, strolling carolers, roving musicians, bagpipers, jugglers and a host of other entertainers. Costumed vendors peddle their wares from street stalls and rolling carts laden with holiday food and drink, Victorian-inspired crafts, clothing, jewelry, holiday decorations and gift items.

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FEZZIWIG FRIDAY – FREE KICKOFF PARTY

Less humbug, more huzzah! This year’s Dickens on The Strand kicks off on Friday, December 2 from 5-9 pm for a special night of fun, frivolity and festivities all hosted by Jane Dickens Monk. Come early, stay late for this one-of-a-kind evening! LEARN MORE.

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DISCOUNT ADMISSION & SPECIAL EVENT TICKETS NOW ON SALE

If you’ve not gotten your tickets to this year’s event, there’s no time like the present! Advance tickets are discounted until December 2 and seats are limited to many of this year’s special events, concerts and tours. Don’t miss out – PURCHASE ONLINE TODAY!

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GHF ADDS HOLIDAY CHEER TO STRAND STREET DECORATIONS

Galveston’s Strand National Historic Landmark District welcomes tens of thousands of guests, both local and those visiting, to its storied streets each holiday season. In preparation of that, and in advance of Dickens on The Strand, GHF makes sure downtown’s historic streets look holiday ready.


PLEASE NOTE:
Tickets are non-refundable. The festival is open rain or shine. GHF is not responsible for independent transactions between visitors and vendors. Pets, ice chests, scooters, skateboards, rollerblades, skates, Segways and other recreational “wheels” are forbidden.
We are committed to making Dickens on The Strand special needs accessible. If we can assist with arrangements, please contact us at 409-765-7834 in advance of your visit.