Have a right jolly holiday at Galveston’s Dickens on the Strand

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Dickens on the Strand | Photo courtesy of Galveston Historical Foundation

Rekindle the spirit of Charles Dickens’ Victorian London at the 41st annual Dickens on the Strand street festival in Historic Downtown Galveston from Friday, December 5 through Sunday, December 7, 2014.

Channeling 19th century Victorian London, Galveston’s annual holiday street festival features parades, non-stop entertainment on five stages, strolling carolers, roving musicians, bagpipers, jugglers and a host of other entertainers and costumed revelers.

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Photo courtesy of Galveston Historical Foundation

First-time visitor to Dickens on the Strand are bound to be shocked just how whole-heartedly the City of Galveston embraces this annual holiday tradition. People dress up in the Dickensian finest (or their most raggedy duds if they’re going for a working class look) and take to the streets to shop, eat, party, parade and have a great time.

Expect to find costumed vendors peddling their wares from street stalls and rolling carts laden with holiday food and drink, Victorian-inspired crafts, clothing, jewelry, holiday decorations and other gift items.

Guests who dress in period costumes get half off admission.

Click here to see a full list of Dickens on the Strand activities and events.

Dickens on the Strand 2014

  • Date: Friday, December 5 through Sunday, December 7, 2014
  • Times: Friday 5pm to 9pm; Saturday 10am to 9pm; Sunday 10am to 6pm
  • Location: The Strand Historic District, 2323 Strand St, Galveston, TX 77550
  • Admission: $12 for adults; $6 for ages 7 to 12 if purchased online before Friday, December 5, 2014. Tickets are $14 at the gate. Click here to order tickets online.