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. Guests of the tour will receive three beer tokens good for complimentary beer as you learn about the rich history of The Strand National Historic Landmark District and the people, places and stories of early Galveston’s incredible history. This weekend also marks the 100th anniversary of famed architect Nicholas Clayton’s passing. Many of Clayton’s works will be featured on the tour with additional information included on his life and life’s work.
Tours will be held on Friday, December 9 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, December 10 and 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Tour RSVP’s do not include festival admission.
Due to the record breaking rainfall of this weekend, Galveston Historical Foundation is announcing the addition of an unprecedented second weekend of the 43rd Annual Dickens on The Strand Festival. The added weekend’s event will be held exclusively on The Strand street on Friday, December 9 and Saturday, December 10. Admission is free Friday night to Fezziwig’s Beer Hall from 5-9 p.m. Saturday’s event will be held from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. with tickets specially priced at $8 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-12. Attendees in Victorian costume are admitted for $4. Children 5 & under are free. First weekend ticket holders will have their admissions honored the second weekend or at 2017’s festival. Tickets and additional information are available at www.dickensonthestrand.org.
The annual holiday street festival, based on 19th-century Victorian London, features parades, non-stop entertainment on seven 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.