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Winter Wonder Island

50 Days of Holly-Jolly, Magically-Memorable Events!
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Galveston is the “Winter Wonder Island” of Texas, offering visitors a magical experience with more than 50 days of holiday events and activities.  Quite simply, there’s no better time to head to Galveston Island than the holiday season. The island offers great weather, incredible events, world-class attractions, award-winning Gulf seafood and a historic downtown full of unique gifts for your shopping pleasure.

To keep you in the holiday spirit, visitors to Galveston can experience the largest holiday lighting festival along the Gulf Coast, ice skating, Arctic Slide, Victorian Christmas celebrations and more.

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Young Boy Playing the Violin at Dickens on The Strand

Dickens on The Strand

For almost 50 years, Galveston Historical Foundation’s Dickens on The Strand festival has highlighted downtown Galveston’s Victorian-era architecture while providing a one-of-a-kind holiday destination filled with the sights and sounds of Charles Dickens’s work.  (December 6-8)

Holiday in the Gardens

Holiday in the Gardens

As the largest holiday destination in the Southwest, Moody Gardens offers more holiday attractions, activities, festive fun, dining and hotel packages than you can imagine. (November 16 – January 12)

Holiday Lighting at Hotel Galvez

Holiday Lighting Ceremony at Hotel Galvez

Hotel Galvez, A Wyndham Grand® Hotel, is hosting its Galveston Holiday Lighting Celebration featuring performances from The Nutcracker, area choirs, dance groups, and the Galveston Community Band. (November 29)

Downtown Lanterns & Lights

Downtown Lanterns & Lights

This holiday season, historic downtown Galveston will be illuminated by lighting and décor encompassing the main corridors of this charming 36-block district. (November 30 – January 1)

Miracle Pop-Up Bar

Miracle Pop-Up Bar

Miracle, the beloved Christmas-themed pop-up bar launched in 2014 in New York City, will continue spreading holiday cheer around the globe in 2019, as the brand celebrates its six-year anniversary – as well as its second year in Galveston. (November 25 – December 31)

Holiday with the Cranes

For a unique holiday experience, spend a wonderful, winter weekend in Galveston celebrating the return of the island’s wintering Sandhill Cranes at Holiday with the Cranes.  (December 14-15)

Interior View of The Grand 1894 Opera House

The Grand 1894 Opera House Holiday Season

Celebrate the holidays with Grand entertainment – Vienna Boys Choir, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, Bandstand, Once, Jaston Williams’ Blood and Holly, Jerry Jeff Walker, City Ballet of Houston – The Nutcracker, Nutcracker Afternoon Tea, Holiday Arts Market at ArtWalk, The 5 Browns and The Greatest Love of All: The Whitney Houston Show – presented in Galveston’s magnificent, historic theatre. (November 9 – January 12)

Surfing Santa

Holiday Splash at Schlitterbahn

Enjoy a sprinkle of holiday cheer while making a splash at Houston’s only indoor waterpark. See Surfing Santa appearances, Bahn Borealis light show, holiday friends, holiday meal packages and more. (November 17-December 30)

Polar Express™ Train Ride

Polar Express™ Train Ride

Galveston Railroad Museum will offer a 60-minute round-trip journey to the North Pole onboard THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride. (November 29-December 30)

Holiday Delights at The Bryan Museum

Holiday Delights at The Bryan Museum

The elves have gone missing from the North Pole and taken up residence in The Bryan Museum. Come to the Museum to find them and enjoy delicious treats, arts and crafts, games, and learn the stories behind your favorite Christmas carols! (December 15)

Pleasure Pier Entrance

Cheer on the Pier

Spend your Saturdays at the Pleasure Pier and watch holiday movies, enjoy kids’ activities, thrill rides and more. (December 7, 14, 21, 28)

Santa Hustle Half Marathon & 5K

Santa Hustle Half Marathon & 5K

Run with thousands of Santas through the streets of Galveston and along the Gulf waters! With festive music, outrageous holiday decorations and awesome swag, this isn’t just a race – it’s a magical experience! (December 15)


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