Kick off Galveston’s annual Victorian celebration with The Dickens Soiree at the 1892 Bishop’s Palace

1892 Bishop's Palace | Photo courtesy of National Register of Historic Places

Live it up with live entertainment, indulgent eats, and plenty of booze at the first event of the three-day annual Victorian celebration, Dickens on the Strand, with The Dickens Soiree in 1892 Bishop’s Palace on Friday, December 6, 2019.

Revel in evening entertainment and a carefully curated menu of delicious food and drink as you take in the beauty of the historic 1892 Bishop’s Palace during The Dickens Soiree, the first event of Galveston’s annual Victorian celebration, Dickens on the Strand.

With live music, aerial acrobatics, interactive entertainment, and special guest appearances, The Dickens Soiree has something for everyone. Performers include Cirque La Vie Pop-Up Circus Show and Impulse Strings Electric Violinist Allie May, plus living statues, jugglers, face painting, magic, and balloon art.

Hungry patrons can nosh on a festive menu of Christmas wreath crudités, green and red pinwheels, bourbon bacon-wrapped shrimp, holiday cream cheese sausage balls, and tenderloin or chicken kabobs with veggies. Then, wash it all down with your choice of roasted sugar plum punch, beer, wine, or champagne.

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Dickens on The Strand

Dickens on The Strand | Photo courtesy of Galveston Historical Foundation

Dickens on The Strand is Galveston’s annual holiday street festival bursting with live entertainment on multiple streets, including strolling carolers, roving musicians, bagpipers, jugglers, and a crowd of entertainers and costumed revelers.

First-time visitors and returnees alike embrace the holiday tradition, dressing up in their Dickensian finest (or raggedy threads for a proper pauper) while taking to the streets to shop, eat, party, parade, and celebrate.

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The Dickens Soiree at the 1892 Bishop’s Palace

Courtesy of Galveston Historical Foundation

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