Be the toast of Victorian London at Galveston’s 48th Annual Dickens on The Strand

Steampunk at Dicktens on the Strand | Photo courtesy of Galveston Historical Foundation

Revel in three days of live entertainment, parades, and crowds of costumed merrymakers at the 48th annual Dickens on The Strand in Historic Downtown Galveston from Friday, December 3 through Sunday, December 6, 2021.

After a 2020 hiatus for all the obvious reason, Galveston’s big, time-bending, three-day holiday festival is back this year in all of its glory.

And so, on the first weekend in December, Galveston’s Strand Historic District will once again transport visitors to 19th-century Victorian London for a celebration of the sights, sounds, and extended universe of English novelist Charles Dickens’ work.

The streets, venues, and more will be bursting with live entertainment on multiple streets. Expect strolling carolers, roving musicians, bagpipers, jugglers, and a bevy of entertainers, and—perhaps the very best part—countless costumed revelers.

Although most of the festival is ticketed, Friday night presents a free, no cover option with Fezziwig’s Friday, held on 22nd Street between Strand and Mechanic.

Learn more about Dickens on the Strand or order tickets.

First-time visitors and returnees alike embrace this 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.

As you explore the Strand, you’ll encounter costumed vendors peddling their wares from street stalls and rolling carts brimming with holiday food and drink, Victorian-inspired crafts, clothing, jewelry, holiday decorations, and other gift items.

Learn more about Dickens on the Strand or order tickets.

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Photo courtesy of Galveston Historical Foundation

Dickens on The Strand weekend is jam-packed with events, activities, parades, celebrations, parties, costume contests, feasts, and more. Still, there are many special highlights that are not to be missed.

Here are some of the key extra events and happenings, including a few new additions for 2019.

Friday, December 3, 2021

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Photo courtesy of Galveston Historical Foundation

Saturday, December 4, 2021

Sunday, December 5, 2021

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1877 Tall Ship Elissa | Photo courtesy of Galveston Historical Foundation

Dickens on The Strand 2021

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Photo courtesy of Galveston Historical Foundation

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