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News Release
Monday, November 27, 2017

Dickens on The Strand to Transform Downtown This Weekend

GALVESTON, Texas – With a nod to the ghost of Dickens past and an eye towards the future, Galveston’s world famous Victorian holiday festival returns to Galveston Island December 1-3, 2017. This annual holiday street festival, based on 19th-century Victorian London, features parades, non-stop entertainment on six 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.

Street Closures

The festival will be held from 5-10pm on Friday, 10am to 9pm on Saturday, 12pm to 6pm on Sunday. Beginning on Friday at 12pm the following streets will be closed while crowds enjoy the festivities:

·         The Strand from 25th to 20th Streets

·         Mechanic from 25th to 20th Streets

·         All side streets from Harborside To Mechanic between, but not including, 25th and 20th Streets

The following street closures will begin at 8am on Friday, December 1st:

·         22nd Street between Strand and Mechanic

·         23rd Street between Strand and Mechanic

All streets will reopen by midnight on Sunday, December 3rd.

For More Information

For more information and to purchase tickets to this spectacular event that celebrates our rich history here in Galveston, please visit

Street Closures Map
Detailed Schedule of Events

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