Galveston Historical Foundation

Hendley Green Holiday Kickoff and Tree Lighting

Hendley Green and Eighteen Seventy One are coming together to offer a day of family-friendly fun on Saturday, November 23 from 2 to 7 p.m. Children of all ages are encouraged to bring their letters to Santa for mailing off before the holidays in a specially created mailbox.

Located at 2002 Strand, Eighteen Seventy One will welcome guests with special discounts, refreshments, popcorn and more from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. A special prize wheel will be available for your chance to win tickets to Dickens on The Strand, the Galveston Historic Homes Tour, and many other GHF programs.


  • 2-6 p.m. – Craft Beer, Santa’s Letter Drop, Games on the Green, and more!
  • 4-5 p.m. – Photos with Santa on his Sleigh – Bring your Cameras
  • 5-5:30 – Galveston Community Band Performance


Galveston’s newest downtown urban green space, GHF began work in 2013 to design a public park that would both accommodate outdoor community activities, while also highlighting the history of the Strand-Mechanic Historic District, a National Historic Landmark. Hendley Green provides immediate public access to approximately 500 permanent residents living in the historic district, 1,700 individuals employed in the historic district, 25,000 residents within a walkable distance, and made accessible to a growing body of tourists to Galveston, TX.


Purchases made at Eighteen Seventy One go towards GHF’s mission of preserving and revitalizing the architectural and maritime heritage of Galveston Island. In addition to information on all GHF events, programs and attractions, the store is also the exclusive distributor for WoodWick & RibbonWick Candles and Kitras Art Glass. The store also carries antique jewelry from Grandmother’s Buttons, Jack Black and numerous vintage children’s games and toys. A large selection of Galveston related books are also on hand as well as a fantastic selection of items for house and home.

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