This year’s festival begins Friday, December 1 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. (FREE ADMISSION ON FRIDAY NIGHT!) and continues Saturday, December 2, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, December 3, from 12 to 6 p.m. Tickets purchased before December 1 are $13 for adults and $7 for children ages 7-12 for Saturday or Sunday. Tickets purchased at the gate are $15 for adults and $9 for children ages 7-12 for Saturday or Sunday. Discounted tickets for GHF members are available for $10 for Saturday or Sunday in advance and $12 the day of. Attendees in Victorian costume are admitted for ½ price.

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Being a member has its rewards! Galveston Historical Foundation 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!

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The 44th Annual 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 of 20 or more. Interested?

Contact Brian Mitchell at 409-765-3431 for more information.


CAN’T MISS SPECIAL EVENTS

DICKENS CHAMPAGNE RECEPTION
Thur., Nov. 30 @ 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 meet and greet our Dickens guests. Complimentary champagne will also be served.

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DICKENS SOIREE AT BISHOP’S PALACE
Fri., Dec. 1 @ 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 the 1892 Bishop’s Palace. Reservations are required.

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HOLIDAY HANDBELL CONCERTS
Fri., Dec. 1 @ 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.

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BREAKFAST WITH DICKENS
Sat. Dec. 2@ 8 am/Sun. Dec. 3@ 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!

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SALUTE TO SUNSET ON THE 1877 ELISSA
Sat. Dec. 2 @ 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.

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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 the festival with your guide, learning about the people and places of early Galveston.

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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.
Open carry firearms, 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.