• Fezziwig's Friday - FREE ADMISSION!
    Fezziwig's Friday - FREE ADMISSION!
    Less humbug, more huzzah! This year’s Dickens on The Strand kicks off on Friday, December 1 from 5-9 pm for a special night of fun, frivolity and festivities.
  • Saint Arnold's Strand Walking Tours
    Saint Arnold's Strand Walking Tours
    Learn about the history of The Strand National Historic Landmark District and enjoy some of Saint Arnold Brewing Company’s signature ales during this special Dickens on The Strand tour.
  • Salute to Sunset!
    Salute to Sunset!
    Enjoy complimentary appetizers, wine and craft beer with entertainment, merriment and more onboard the the 1877 ELISSA!

FFor 45 years, Galveston Historical Foundation’s Dickens on The Strand festival has highlighted downtown Galveston’s Victorian-era architecture while providing a one-of-a-kind holiday destination filled with the sights and sounds of Charles Dickens’ work. This year’s event continues that tradition with 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, November 30 from 5-9 pm for a special night of fun, frivolity and festivities. 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 Nov. 29 and seats are limited to many of this year’s special events. Don’t miss out, PURCHASE ONLINE TODAY!

OLLIE DICKENS ADDED TO 2018 FESTIVAL

Each year, GHF welcomes numerous descendants of Charles Dickens. This year, Oliver ‘Ollie’ Dickens is returning after a 20-year break. Learn more about Ollie as well as Jane Dickens Monk and Lucinda Dickens Hawksley, here!

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VICTORIAN BED RACES – SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2 AT 4:30 PM

Fortune and glory await one lucky team at the 2018 Dickens on The Strand! The annual Victorian bed race, held Sunday, December 2 at 4:30 p.m. is always a crowd favorite and pits 5-person teams against each other for a footrace down Galveston’s historic streets. Complete rules and regulations are available here. Awards will be given to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams as well as a special crowd favorite award for the best-decorated bed.


PLEASE NOTE:
Tickets are non-refundable. The festival is open rain or shine. GHF is not responsible for independent transactions between visitors and vendors. 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.
Pets and ice chests are not allowed. Scooters, skateboards, rollerblades, skates, Segways and other recreational “wheels” are forbidden. Guests bringing in costume weapons and props must have them secured will be asked to go through additional screening.