Dickens on The Strand in Galveston




Friday is FREE! | Sa & Su $20-$75 (youth discounts)

Fr 5pm-9pm | Sa 10am-9pm | Su noon-6pm

The Strand, 2028 Strand Galveston, TX 77550

Dickens on The Strand DETAILS

From the organizer:

Brush off your bowlers and prepare your petticoats as Galveston Historical Foundation presents the 49th annual Dickens on The Strand. Held the first weekend in December, the annual festival is a holiday tradition with great family programming, live entertainment, special events and more. Dickens on The Strand, based on 19th-century Victorian London, features parades, non-stop entertainment on four stages, new additions like Tiny Tim’s Play Land, Shopkeeper Skills Village, and roaming characters throughout the festival. 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.


  • Multiple special events available such as a handbell concert, soiree, breakfasts, tours, etc.
  • Parking is available via paid street parking all around the festival grounds. Additionally, there are numerous parking garages available for use. Two of those are located at 21st and Market and another at 25th and Harborside. Handicap parking is reserved between 22nd and 23rd on Market and between Strand and Mechanic on 20th street.
  • Dressing the part of Dickens on The Strand not only reduces your admission price
  • Guests bringing in costume weapons and props will have them secured by on-site security and will be asked to go through additional screening.

Looking for more seasonal events? Be sure to check out our Guide to Fall in Houston!

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