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49th Annual Dickens on the Strand in Downtown Galveston

Galveston Historical Foundation presents the 49th annual Dickens on The Strand, a holiday tradition with family programming, live entertainment, special events and more.


Based on 19th-century Victorian London, Dickens on the Strand 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.


There are also a number of additional ticketed events throughtout the weekend, several hosted by descendants of Charles Dickens himself. Learn more about the other specific events



Free on Friday evening. On Saturday and Sunday tickets are $18; $13 for ages 7 to 12. VIP options are $75; $30 for ages 7 to 12. Order tickets or learn more



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