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News Release
Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Galveston’s Hotel Galvez to Host City’s Holiday Lighting Celebration November 26
Hotel to Collect Toys for Marine Toys for Tots Foundation at Free Holiday Event 

Hotel Galvez & Spa will host the City of Galveston’s Official Tree Lighting Holiday Celebration on Friday, Nov. 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. This festive celebration, which will kick off with the lighting of the hotel’s new 35-foot Christmas tree, is free to the public and will feature a special visit by Santa Claus; holiday entertainment by the Galveston Ballet, Houston Children’s Chorus, bagpipers and more; and holiday greetings from Galveston Mayor Joe Jaworski and Galveston’s own Queen Victoria. Hotel Galvez will also be collecting new, unwrapped toys for the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation.

Festivities will begin on the front lawn of Hotel Galvez with the arrival of Santa Claus by carriage. As part of the celebration, Mayor Jaworski will count down with the crowd and officially light the hotel’s Christmas tree to mark the start of the holiday season.

WHERE:         Hotel Galvez & Spa, 2024 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, TX

WHEN:           Friday, Nov. 26, 6 to 8 p.m.

WHY:              Following the devastation of Hurricane Ike in 2008, the hotel and owners George Mitchell and the Mitchell family hosted the hotel’s first holiday lighting in an effort to bring the community of Galveston together to celebrate the holidays. As a result of the success of the inaugural event, the owners decided to make this event a new holiday tradition for this historic hotel.

FOR INFO:     Hotel Galvez & Spa, (409) 765-7721

For reservations call (409) 765-7721, (800) WYNDHAM or visit

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