This year’s festival returns Friday, December 9 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. (FREE ADMISSION ON FRIDAY NIGHT!) and continues Saturday, December 10, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for costumed adults, $5 for children ages 6-12 for Saturday.
Festival ticket holders will also receive free admission to the 1892 Bishop’s Palace!
GHF MEMBER TICKETS
Being a member has its rewards! Galveston Historical Foundation $5 member tickets can be purchased in advance at The Shop At The Palace (1402 Broadway), Eighteen Seventy One (2217 The Strand), Architectural Salvage Warehouse (2228 Broadway), Texas Seaport Museum (Pier 22) or at any entrance the day of the festival. Not a member? Click here to purchase your membership today and save all year long on events, merchandise and more!
Dickens on The Strand is the perfect location for company outings or even getting friends old and new together for a unique afternoon.
We are happy to extend special discounts to your group. Interested?
Contact Brian Mitchell at 409-765-3431 for more information.
CAN’T MISS SPECIAL EVENTS
DICKENS CHAMPAGNE RECEPTION
Thur., Dec. 1 @ 6 pm
Join us as we welcome Dickens descendants Lucinda Dickens Hawksley and Jane Dickens Monk! This special meet, in the 1892 Bishop’s Palace, is your first opportunity to purchase their new books and have them signed. Complimentary champange will also be served.
A GRAND STRAND SOIRÉE
Fri., Dec. 2 @ 6:30 pm
This exclusive, Friday evening, fête gives you the rare opportunity to mix and mingle with Dickens descendants, gaze at extraordinary performers and relish in a specially curated menu of food stations and drink throughout Hendley Green. Reservations are required.
HOLIDAY HANDBELL CONCERTS
Fri., Dec. 2 @ 5:30, 7 & 8:30 pm
Known for its exceptional acoustics, the breathtaking 1859 St. Joseph’s Church opens its doors for three special handbell concerts. These Dickens on The Strand traditions sell out annually, be sure to get you reservations in advance as seating is limited in this intimate setting.
BREAKFAST WITH DICKENS
Sat., Dec. 3 @ 8 am / Sun., Dec. 4 @ 10 am
The great-great-granddaughter of Charles Dickens, Jane Monk, isn’t just coming to this year’s event to take in the sights and share in her heritage, she’s also there to cook up a traditional English breakfast! Join Jane and Chef Mary Bass as they prepare a one-of-a-kind experience in the 1859 Ashton Villa!
SALUTE TO SUNSET ON THE 1877 ELISSA
Sat. Dec. 3 @ 4:30 pm
The Galveston Historic Seaport transforms to a London wharf for this toast to the end of the day and beginning of the evening. The Tall Ship ELISSA welcomes you onboard for heavy appetizers, cocktails, cannon fire and special guests leading up to Saturday night’s Pickwicks’s Lanternlight Parade.
SAINT ARNOLD’S STRAND WALKING TOUR
Held Fri., Sat., & Sun. of the Festival
Learn about the history of The Strand National Historic Landmark District and enjoy some of Saint Arnold Brewing Company’s signature ales during this tour. You’ll stop at 3 festival pubs as you walk through festival grounds with your guide, learning about the people and places of early Galveston.