Even as Galveston’s world-famous Victorian holiday festival turns 45, the 2018 Dickens on The Strand continues to offer exciting new events and experiences for first-timers and returning guests alike. Friday night’s kick festival kickoff, held from 5-9 p.m., introduces new events as well as new takes on classic experiences.

Fezziwig’s Beer Hall – Free Admission!

For those looking for a sneak peak at this year’s festival, the newly expanded Fezziwig’s Beer Hall might be the perfect Friday night destination. Free to the public and held on 22nd Street between Strand and Mechanic, Fezziwigs will feature live entertainment hearty ales and a specialty drink. Mr. Fezziwig was everything that Ebenezer wasn’t and this is sure to be a fun and lively start to the weekend’s activities. For those interested in learning more about the Strand National Historic Landmark District, a special St. Arnold’s Architectural Walking Tour will be available at 7 p.m. for $25.



8 Responses

  1. Michele

    This sounds like a lot of fun. So glad it’s FREE!! I spend most of my Christmas funds here every year and can’t usually attend any of the special events.

  2. Daphne

    Will the sunset party on the Elyssa carry on if it is raining? Isnt it an outside event?


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