Enjoy Holiday Cheer With Dickens on The Strand

Man and woman in victorian clothing posing for a photograph for Dickens on the Strand

Galveston is well known for many things, but did you know that it is home to one of the largest Victorian holiday celebrations? From December 6th to December 8th, the 46th Annual Dickens on The Strand will take place in Galveston. The architecture of the city’s Historic Strand area makes it easy to transport the festival’s visitors to the London that Charles Dickens knew and loved. All of the vendors, decorations, characters, and special entertainment performances help make this themed event seem even more like reality. Come out and join this celebration of history and holiday!


The Galveston Historical Foundation works hard with the vendors to create an environment that embodies the ambiance of the Victorian era. The authenticity and spirit of the festival largely stem from the vendors who are eager to share this experience with you. Peruse the food and drink options, as well as jewelry, decorations, crafts, and much more. Check this out to learn more about the vendors for Dickens on The Strand.


Charles Dickens’ great-great-great-grandchildren, Lucinda Dickens Hawksley and Oliver Dickens, will appear to share their knowledge and perform. For the 23rd consecutive year, Anne Boyd will portray Queen Victoria with Jules Loth as Prince Albert. You can visit this site to read more about the special guests and entertainers and to find a final list of everyone participating.


You can purchase tickets at the gate or order them ahead of time. Don’t forget, guests who dress in Victorian costumes get admitted at half the price! Go here to learn about more discounts and group tickets, as well as special events.

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Luckily, Club of the Isle residents live conveniently close to historic downtown and the magic of this unique event. We are also close to great shopping and dining. Contact us today to learn about all the opportunities in Galveston, Texas.

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