43rd Annual Dickens on The Strand Festival

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Due to the record breaking rainfall of last weekend, Galveston Historical Foundation is adding an unprecedented second weekend of the 43rd Annual Dickens on The Strand Festival. The added weekend’s event will be held exclusively on The Strand street on Friday, December 9 and Saturday, December 10. Admission is free Friday night to Fezziwig’s Beer Hall from 5-9 pm. Saturday’s event will be held from 10 am – 6 pm with tickets specially priced at $8 for adults and $4 for costumed adults, $5 for children ages 6-12. Children 5 and under are free.

First weekend ticket holders will have their admissions honored the second weekend or at 2017’s festival. Tickets and additional information are available at www.dickensonthestrand.org.

The annual holiday street festival, based on 19th-century Victorian London, features parades, non-stop entertainment on seven stages, strolling carolers, roving musicians, bagpipers, jugglers and a host of other entertainers. Costumed vendors peddle their wares from street stalls and rolling carts laden with holiday food and drink, Victorian-inspired crafts, clothing, jewelry, holiday decorations and gift items.

Event Details



Historic Downtown Galveston
2302 Strand St.
Galveston, TX 77550