Galveston Historical Foundation is currently accepting applications from food and craft vendors for the 46th 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.
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 Gina Marano, Director of Special Events, at (409) 765-3401.
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.
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.