Have you experienced the fun of Galveston’s holiday tradition, Dickens on The Strand Festival? I highly recommend it for everyone! The period costumes, parades, children’s activities, costume contest, holiday shopping and musical entertainment (especially the handbells) — all make for a fun weekend.
- November 30 (5 pm – 9 pm)
- December 1 (10 am – 9 pm)
- December 2 (12 pm – 6 pm)
This year’s event continues the tradition with crowd-favorite events, including Dickens Victorian Bed Races, Victorian Costume Contest, daily parades through Galveston’s historic Strand District, walking tours, handbell concerts, entertainment on six stages, jugglers, and so much more. Check out the Festival highlights online.
Dickens On The Strand Coupons and Discount Tickets
Want to save on your trip to Dickens on The Strand? There are some opportunities to go for cheap or free.
Friday night admission is free to Fezziwig’s Beer Hall on 22nd Street between Strand and Mechanic. The beer hall will have live entertainment plus, you guessed it, plenty of tasty beers to enjoy responsibly.
Get in for half price by dressing in Victorian costume! If you’re someone who loves to dress up, get in the spirit of the celebration by donning a Victorian costume and get free admission to Dickens on The Strand.
If you’re a Galveston Historical Foundation member, you can get discounted Dickens on The Strand tickets for $12 at the gate.
If you have a group of 20 or more going to the event, you can get Dickens on The Strand discount tickets at a group rate. You’ll need to contact Alyson Whitaker at 409-765-3432 for more information.
If you aren’t able to take advantage of these discount offers, admission to Dickens on The Strand is still quite affordable. Tickets bought on site at the gate are $15 for adults and $9 for children ages 7-12 on Saturday or Sunday. Kids 6 and under are always free!
For more information about the festival, including info on how to get there and where to park, visit their website.
photo courtesy Galveston.com