Step Back in Time at this Annual Victorian Christmas Celebration in Galveston

For one weekend each year, the famous Strand in Galveston moves the clock back to the Victorian Era for a 3-day celebration, Dickens on the Strand!  The streets are filled with music, laughter, vendors and fun!

Galveston Historical Foundation, Illumine Photographic Services

Here’s a few tips for living your best life at the Festival!  

Attendees in costume are given 1/2 price admission!  Save some money and get in the spirit!  You can always find Victorian Costumes on Amazon, (I am an Amazon affiliate, and do get a small commission on your purchase when you use my links).  Click HERE to see the fun Pinterest board for more ideas!

Pets are not allowed.

Friday Night is FREE!

Galveston Historical Foundation, Illumine Photographic Services 

Kid’s Favorites at the Festival:

Tiny Tim’s Playland has a petting zoo with reindeer, you can meet Father Christmas and cute activities and art for the kids!

Festival Snowyard has snow in Texas, for snowball fights and a chance to sled down the hill!

The Shopkeeper’s Skills Village gives visitors a chance to have one on one experience with woodworking and other Victorian trades!

Visit LaKing’s Confectionery for terrific ice cream and fresh made candy in this old fashioned ice cream parlor!

More Holiday Fun in Galveston


The Festival of Lights at Moody Gardens is always a celebration, and don’t miss Iceland, an incredible Ice Sculpture Experience!

The Galveston Railroad Museum brings the classic Christmas Story, the Polar Express to life each year!

The Bishop’s Palace offers Christmas tours of their beautiful home each year!


The Hotel Galvez and the Rainforest Cafe Galveston both offer a fun Breakfast with Santa during December.

Dickens on the Strand  

Click HERE to visit their website.

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