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December 2019

Holiday Handbell Concerts

December 6 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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One event on December 6, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on December 6, 2019 at 8:30 pm

1859 St. Joseph’s Church, 2202 Avenue K
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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$20

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 your reservations in advance as seating is limited in this intimate setting. St. Joseph’s Church is the oldest German Catholic Church in Texas and the oldest wooden church building in Galveston and was built by German immigrants in 1859. Now de-sanctified and managed by Galveston Historical Foundation, the…

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Saint Arnold’s Strand Walking Tours

December 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on December 7, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on December 7, 2019 at 4:30 pm

One event on December 8, 2019 at 4:30 pm

Hendley Green, 2028 Strand Street
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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$35

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 receive three beer tokens good for complimentary beer as you learn about the rich history of The Strand and the people, places, and stories of early Galveston's incredible history.

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The Dickens Soiree

December 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
1892 Bishop’s Palace, 1402 Broadway Avenue J
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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$80

Featuring specialty acts, award-winning performers and a carefully curated food and drink menu, this kickoff to the annual festival is not to be missed! Held at the breathtaking 1892 Bishop’s Palace, attendees will enjoy live music, a special aerial acrobatics performance, and appearances by special guests.

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Holiday Handbell Concerts

December 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on December 6, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on December 6, 2019 at 8:30 pm

1859 St. Joseph’s Church, 2202 Avenue K
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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$20

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 your reservations in advance as seating is limited in this intimate setting. St. Joseph’s Church is the oldest German Catholic Church in Texas and the oldest wooden church building in Galveston and was built by German immigrants in 1859. Now de-sanctified and managed by Galveston Historical Foundation, the…

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Holiday Handbell Concerts

December 6 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on December 6, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on December 6, 2019 at 8:30 pm

1859 St. Joseph’s Church, 2202 Avenue K
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
+ Google Map
$20

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 your reservations in advance as seating is limited in this intimate setting. St. Joseph’s Church is the oldest German Catholic Church in Texas and the oldest wooden church building in Galveston and was built by German immigrants in 1859. Now de-sanctified and managed by Galveston Historical Foundation, the…

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Breakfast with Dickens

December 7 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
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One event on December 8, 2019 at 10:30 am

1859 Ashton Villa, 2328 Broadway Avenue J
Galveston, 77550 United States
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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 enjoy a traditional English breakfast with our guest chef! Your RSVP for breakfast includes a keepsake ornament, photos with Father Christmas, and a performance with the Houston Children's Choir (Saturday, Sunday TBD). Join them as they prepare a one-of-a-kind experience in one of Galveston’s most beloved historic homes, the 1859 Ashton Villa.…

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Dickens on The Strand

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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One event on December 7, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on December 8, 2019 at 12:00 pm

The Strand, 2302 Strand
Galveston, TX 77550
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Dickens on The Strand Entertainers

Brush off your bowlers and prepare your petticoats as Galveston Historical Foundation presents the 46th annual Dickens on The Strand. Held the first weekend in December, the annual festival is a holiday tradition with great family programming, live entertainment, special events and more. The annual holiday street festival, based on 19th-century Victorian London, features parades, non-stop entertainment on four stages, new additions like Tiny Tim’s Play Land, Shopkeeper Skills Village, and roaming characters throughout the festival. Costumed vendors peddle their…

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Saint Arnold’s Strand Walking Tours

December 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on December 7, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on December 7, 2019 at 4:30 pm

One event on December 8, 2019 at 4:30 pm

Hendley Green, 2028 Strand Street
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
+ Google Map
$35

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 receive three beer tokens good for complimentary beer as you learn about the rich history of The Strand and the people, places, and stories of early Galveston's incredible history.

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Tea With The Captain’s Wife

December 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Texas Seaport Museum, 2200 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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$20

Join us at the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA for tea and cookies with a touch of history and excitement. Watch the ELISSA crew maneuver the ship at the dock, setting sails and climbing in the rigging. Ongoing demonstrations will be introduced by the Captain’s wife, who will also give commentary and answer questions. Come see what life was like for a sailor on the high seas!

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Saint Arnold’s Strand Walking Tours

December 7 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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One event on December 7, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on December 7, 2019 at 4:30 pm

One event on December 8, 2019 at 4:30 pm

Hendley Green, 2028 Strand Street
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
+ Google Map
$35

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 receive three beer tokens good for complimentary beer as you learn about the rich history of The Strand and the people, places, and stories of early Galveston's incredible history.

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