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.
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.