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Dickens On The Strand-19th-Century Victorian London Annual Holiday Street Festival

 

Friday, December 1 – Sunday, December 3,2023
Where: Downtown

The annual holiday street festival, based on 19th-century Victorian London, features parades, non-stop entertainment on five stages, strolling carolers, roving musicians, bagpipers, jugglers and a host of other entertainers.  Purchase tickets here: www.dickensonthestrand.org

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 6-8, 2019. The 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.

Victorian Bed Races: Dickens on the Strand

Fortune and glory await one lucky team at the 2019 Dickens on The Strand! The annual Victorian bed race, held Sunday, December 8, 2019, at 4:30 p.m. is always a crowd favorite and pits 5-person teams against each other for a footrace down Galveston’s historic streets. Complete rules and regulations are available here. Awards will be given to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams as well as a special crowd favorite award for the best-decorated bed.

Tickets are non-refundable. The festival is open rain or shine. GHF is not responsible for independent transactions between visitors and vendors. We are committed to making Dickens on The Strand special needs accessible. If we can assist with arrangements, please contact us at 409-765-7834 in advance of your visit.

Open carry firearms, pets and ice chests are not allowed. Scooters, skateboards, rollerblades, skates, Segways and other recreational “wheels” are forbidden. Guests bringing in costume weapons and props must have them secured will be asked to go through additional screening.

Parade of people at the Dickens on the Strand; holiday gifts and activities
Family and friends at the Dickens on the Strand
Carriage ride in parade at the Dickens on the Strand
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