Galveston Historical Foundation is currently accepting applications from food and craft vendors for the 43rd Annual Dickens on The Strand, a Victorian Christmas celebration that brings over 35,000 visitors during that weekend. Galveston’s Historic Strand area with its unique Victorian architecture is the perfect setting for this Christmas festival which celebrates the London of Charles Dickens. We strive each year to maintain the authentic Victorian ambiance for which this event has become famous. We rely on our vendors to contribute to the theme of the festival through the suitability of their presentation, booth/cart display, and dress.

Download the 2016 Vendor Application

We have experienced staff on hand to consult with prospective vendors concerning products, booth/cart display ideas, costuming, Christmas decorations, and any other details that will help to create the proper environment and at the same time reduce vendor costs. As in previous years, licensing opportunities exist for vendors interested in selling products such as commemorative mugs, ornaments and jewelry incorporating the Dickens on The Strand trademark.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Helen Doherty, Special Events and Social Media Coordinator, at (409) 765-3432.


Dickens Bells
Alpaca Emporium
Dickens Ornaments
Daniel’s European Cuisine
Wild Bills Old Fashioned Soda
Round Table Gourmet
House of Casteel
Epicurean Gifts and More
Wulf’s Toys
Nefaerions Faces
Mountain Birdy Studio
BS & Candles
Tres Flores Funnel Cakes
Sealife Creations
Bake Me a Dream
Michael Gilbert
Ye Olde Corndog
Gomez Catering
Vivian’s Victorian Kitchen

Aphrodite’s Joy
Juggler’s Pointe
Outdoor Republic
Punk’d Works
Baltic Amber
A Shore Thing
Beyond Visuals
Flying Cloud
Old Tyme Kettle Korn
Baked on The Beach
Visker and Scrivener
Chet’s Grill
Visions in Wood
Jugglers Nest
Gulf Coast Maps and Charts
The Briar Patch
Designer Fragrances

TX Smokehouse
Sir Lawrence’s Fun Foods
Scotch Eggs
Things by MiHand
Fireflies and Freedom
Her Majesty’s Sweetness
Mark’s Woodshop
Quilt Addiction
Yummie Nuts
Renewal by Anderson
Steampunk Dan
Sizter Chick Designs
Cajun Frame and Art
Crafty Canine Collars
Airship Isabella
West End Glass
Ye Olde Croaking Frogs
Mediterranean Chef

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.