Things to do in Galveston this weekend of November 18 | ICE LAND: Caribbean Christmas

Things to do in Galveston this weekend of November 18 | ICE LAND: Caribbean Christmas | Image Credit: Austin Monthly Magazine

Here are our top things to do on a budget in Galveston this weekend (November 18-20): ICE LAND: Caribbean Christmas, Sunday Harborside Express Train Rides, A Charlie Brown Christmas: Live On Stage, Festival of Lights, and lots more!

The Galveston Calendar of Events 2022 is full of exciting activities. And this month is no different!

  

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Deal Alert –  Segway Galveston Sunset Tour – 2 adults for just $66.67

Date night in Houston - Segway Galveston Sunset Tour

Catch the sunset at the Port of Galveston during this guided Segway tour along the city’s seawall, enjoying time to visit the historic Murdoch’s Souvenir Shop, admire the Tall Ship Elissa, and more. Visit more places than you could on foot—thanks to your personal Segway—and benefit from your guide’s local insight throughout.

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Best Things to do in Galveston this Weekend of November 18, 2022 – Friday

ICE LAND: Caribbean Christmas

ICE LAND: Caribbean Christmas

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What: Visit the Moody Gardens and experience ICE LAND: A Caribbean Christmas! This annual event will be returning with an underwater theme and thrilling guest experiences. From the shores of Galveston Island, visitors will set out on an incredible underwater voyage through the Gulf of Mexico. You will come across sunken treasures and Christmas surprises as you delve into the ocean’s depths.

When: 18 November 2022 to January 7, 2023 | 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Where: 1 Hope Blvd, Galveston, Texas 77554
How much: From $21


Culture Clash Epic Bash 5 at Events At The Tasting Room

What: Celebrate 5 years in print with Culture Clash! They will be having a party at the famed Falstaff Brewery. Enjoy a spectacular view of Galveston while dancing beneath the stars on the rooftop patio. This is a family-friendly event with a cash bar and a live EDM performance by Average Joe, Misstress Mary Studios’ live aerial silks performance, Jessica Antonelli Art’s Midway Art Games, Computiful’s digital magic, and more!

When: 18 November 2022 | 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm
Where: Events at the Tasting Room, 3316 Church Street, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: Free


Red Drum Fishing Tournament

What: The annual Red Drum Tournament returns to Seawolf Park, continuing the competition  this weekend. Throughout this 46-day competition, this event is seeking the HEAVIEST LEGAL RED DRUM in the Gulf!

1st PLACE: $400 GRAND PRIZE + One Year Fishing Pass – Parking Included
2nd PLACE: $200 + One Year Fishing Pass – *Parking Not Included
3rd PLACE: $100.00 + 6-Month Fishing Pass – *Parking Not Included
4th PLACE: 6-Month Parking Pass – *Fishing Not Included

When: 18-20 November 2022 | Ends November 30, 2022
Where: 100 Seawolf Park Blvd, Galveston, Texas 77550
How much: Entry fee $25


Deal Alert – 4 Hour Guided Fishing Tour

Top 10 things to do in Galveston this weekend of November 18, 2022 include ICE LAND: Caribbean Christmas, Sunday Harborside Express Train Rides, and more!

Have been recognized as being the best fishing charter in the clear lake kemah area. Catch Redfish, Flounder, Bay Snapper near the Houston waterfront aka The Kemah Boardwalk. Trip includes all fishing equipment, live bait when available, fish cleaning

Get more information and book your Guided Fishing Tour TODAY!!!


Things to do in Galveston this Weekend – Saturday, November 19, 2022

A Charlie Brown Christmas: Live On Stage

A Charlie Brown Christmas: Live On Stage

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Experience the live stage production of the beloved animated television show A Charlie Brown Christmas to see all your favorite characters come to life as they explore the true meaning of the holiday. Enjoy the classic dialogue and famous Vince Guaraldi music score as your favorite Peanuts characters, including Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, and more, come to life.

When: 19 November 2022 | 4 pm
Where: The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St Galveston, Texas 77550
How much: From $22.50


Santa Parachuting In To Kick-Off Holiday In The Gardens

Santa Parachuting In To Kick-Off Holiday In The Gardens

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What: Catch the Opening Ceremony of the Holiday in the Gardens where there will be live music, dancing performances, and a cheery Santa Claus where he parachutes into light the mile-long light trail! Enjoy all that the Gardens have to offer after the ceremony!

When: 19 November 2022 | 4 pm to 6 pm
Where: 1 Hope Blvd, Galveston, Texas 77554
How much: Starts at $21 for Children and $25 for Adults


Salvage Art featuring Patrick Renner | Preservation U

What: Feeling artsy? Join the Galveston Historical Foundation and artist Patrick Renner for this unique Preservation U class. Your art will all incorporate materials from the Architectural Salvage Warehouse of GHF. All ages are welcome, admission is free, and participants are invited to show up at any moment throughout the scheduled program time.

When: 19 November 2022 | 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Where: Architectural Salvage Warehouse 3304 Market, Galveston, TX
How much:  Free


Festival of Lights

Festival of Lights

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What: Prepare to enjoy a merry trip down this mile-long path lined with more than two million lights and illuminated images set to seasonal music as it winds through the Moody Gardens grounds and offers breathtaking views of Galveston Bay. Along the route, there are lots of photo and selfie opportunities, as well as stops where you may view Star the Dancing Tree of Light, hot cocoa, S’mores by the fire, and other holiday fares.

When: 19 November 2022 to January 7, 2023 | 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Where: 1 Hope Blvd, Galveston, Texas 77554
How much: Starts at $21 for Children and $25 for Adults


Deal Alert – Save up to 22% on Galveston Pleasure Pier rides & Landry’s restaurant meal 

Image 1: Up to 22% Off Pleasure Pier Passes + Landry's eGift Card

Spend the day soaring over the Gulf on thrilling roller coasters and amusement-park rides, then dine at a Landry’s restaurant along the pier. 

Galveston Pleasure Pier offers one of the finest views of The Gulf of Mexico—right before its Iron Shark plunges you down a 100-foot, greater-than-vertical drop at 52 miles per hour. The coaster is just one of many amusement park rides dominating the Pier. For an extreme view, take a panoramic spin on the 230-foot-high Texas Star Flyer. Afterward, test your luck at the games on the Midway, then tuck into a bucket of shrimp or a sizzling steak at the Pier’s Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

  • The rides: There’s something for the whole family, from intense coasters to the Pirate’s Plunge log flume to the kid-friendly carousels and teacup rides.
  • The restaurants: You’ll find a Landry’s restaurant for every taste within minutes of the Pier. Out with the kids? Head to Rainforest Cafe. Date night? Try Saltgrass Steakhouse or Landry’s Seafood. Just need a break? Grab a drink and some casual seafood at Bubba Gump’s.
  • The shops: If you’re looking for a souvenir, prove you survived the Iron Shark with a tee at the Pelican’s Bag or grab a bag of nostalgic sweets from Lolli & Pop’s for the ride home.

Discounted Tickets for Galveston Pleasure Pier and Landry’s Restaurant

2 All-Day Ride Passes + $50 Landry’s eGift Card: $105.98 $85, 19% Off!!!

4 All-Day Ride Passes + $100 Landry’s eGift Card: $211.96 $165, 22% Off


Things to do in Galveston this Weekend – Sunday, November 20, 2022

Bark Ranger

What: Join the Galveston Humane Society to discover how you and your pet friends may enjoy time outside. Although not needed, dogs are welcome at this session. Don’t forget to bring your drinking water for you and your dog! 

When: 20 November 2022 | 11:00 am
Where: Galveston Island State Park, 14901 FM3005, Galveston, TX 77554, United States
How much: $5 per adult, kids 12 and under are free


Gather Documentary Screening

What: Visit the Rosenberg Library and watch the unrated movie “Gather” in celebration of Native American Heritage Month. This film is about the growing Native American movement to reclaim their political, spiritual, and cultural identities through food sovereignty while suffering with the trauma of centuries of genocide. 

When: 20 November 2022 | 4:00 pm 
Where: Wortham Auditorium, Rosenberg Library, 2310 Sealy Ave.
Galveston, Texas


Sunday Harborside Express Train Rides

Sunday Harborside Express Train Rides

Image credit: Galveston Railroad Museum

What: Take a trip on the Harborside Express in a real caboose! The “Harborside Express,” an open-air, standing-only caboose that travels one mile up Harborside Drive, and stops at the Galveston Railroad Museum. The commute time for trains is roughly 15 minutes.  

When: 20 November 2022 | 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: Galveston Railroad Museum, 2602 Santa Fe Pl, Galveston, TX 77550
How Much: From $6


Deal Alert – Explore Galveston History with a Segway Tour – just $77.13 for 2 Adults! 

Top 10 things to do in Galveston this weekend of November 18, 2022 include ICE LAND: Caribbean Christmas, Sunday Harborside Express Train Rides, and more!

See many of Galveston’s top attractions in a single excursion—and enjoy a fun and fast-paced way to explore—on this Segway tour of the city. Pick between several daily departure times, meet your guide, and get acquainted with your Segway. Once you feel comfortable, set off and discover key city highlights.

Tour the Strand Historic District, admire the 1892 Bishop’s Palace, spot the Moody Mansion, and much more. This introductory tour is perfect for first-time or time-pressed visitors Discover the best of Galveston, all in a single excursion Segways, helmets, and safety training are all provided for your ease Multiple daily tour times are available to suit your schedule

Book your Segway Galveston Magical History Tour Today!!!


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