Galveston Historical Foundation

Galveston Bay Lighted Boat Parade

Join #galvestonhistory and the Texas Seaport Museum for the return of one of Galveston Island’s favorite nautical events, the Galveston Bay Lighted Boat Parade. The return of this historic Galveston event will be held Saturday, December 14th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Vessels from Galveston harbor will parade by as a panel of judges picks their top three favorites.

In addition to the Galveston Bay Lighted Boat Parade, the Galveston Community Band will perform, complimentary beer and wine will be available, and Santa himself will be stopping by to share in the holiday spirit. Tickets are $10 for adults, $6 for youth, and children 5 & under are free.



Galveston Historical Foundation (GHF) was formed as the Galveston Historical Society in 1871 and merged with a new organization formed in 1954 as a non-profit entity devoted to historic preservation and history in Galveston County. Over the last sixty years, GHF has expanded its mission to encompass community redevelopment, historic preservation advocacy, maritime preservation, coastal resiliency and stewardship of historic properties. GHF embraces a broader vision of history and architecture that encompasses advancements in environmental and natural sciences and their intersection with historic buildings and coastal life and conceives of history as an engaging story of individual lives and experiences on Galveston Island from the 19th century to the present day.

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