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This holiday season, serve your goodies with confidence! Kitchen Chick cooking classes now available!
Galveston Historical Foundation will hold an unprecedented second weekend of Dickens on The Strand, December 9 & 10.
Island ETC presents "The Marvelous Wonderettes," now thru Dec. 10.
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Galveston Restaurant Week, presented by Galveston Island Brewing, returns Jan. 7-22!
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For many, the big question for the annual “Dickens on the Strand” festival is what to wear.
With Christmas right around the corner, some top-notch Galveston restaurants are offering special menus or buffets to help you forego the headache of spending the holiday in the kitchen.
A new study at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston sheds light on how Ebola so effectively disables the human immune system.
During the month of December, Rosenberg Library will exhibit a collection of historic Christmas cards donated by Mr. and Mrs. Z.L. White, Jr. in 1946.
If you’re looking for some cool locales to take family holiday photos, Galveston – the Jewel of the Texas Gulf Coast – provides some breathtaking options for amateur and professional photographers alike.
Although we never know when Mother Nature will huff and puff a cold front our way, island holidays can be a welcomed change to the traditional holiday season most of us grew up with.
If you’re thinking of nice warm sunshiny islands about now.....it’s the time to book that cruise for 2017! The “Wave” Season is here!
Sunny days and mild nights make Galveston Island the perfect place to enjoy festivals year round. Many festivals celebrate art, music, film, food, beer and wine, while others celebrate various ethnic and cultural holidays. Check out our comprehensive guide!
This seasonal celebration finds those Marvelous Wonderettes entertaining at the annual Harper's Hardware Holiday Party. When Santa turns up missing, the girls use their talent and creative ingenuity to save the day!
An annual holiday favorite, "The Nutcracker" will delight audiences of all ages.
This original one-hour Christmas spectacular for the entire family features a stellar cast of international circus and variety performers from all corners of the world.
Jerry Jeff returns to The Grand for a memorable evening, filled with heart-tugging ballads, spirited melodies, and down-home fun!
There’s nothing wrong with beach time and margaritas, of course. But as the locals know, there’s also plenty of opportunity to stimulate the mind in Galveston, at a host of cultural institutions.
Dash Beardsley's Original Ghost Tour on the Strand is Galveston's most popular ghost tour and the tour that started it all for Ghost Tours of Galveston Island. Like all of his tours, Dash has built this tour based on years of research, personal experience, and accounts from local residents.
Come take a cooking class at The Kitchen Chick!
Though Galveston is one of the top locations in the country for birding, lovers of nature and the outdoors also love the Island for its camping, hiking, kayaking, and, of course, fishing.
Holiday with the Cranes provides opportunities for Gulf Coast winter birding, educational and entertaining learning, outdoor adventure, cocktails and conversation, celebration of art and volunteering.
There is something for everyone at FeatherFest, whether you’re a novice or an experienced nature lover. Expert-led excursions by bus, boat, and kayak will visit a variety of habitats.
Vacationing on Galveston Island often means fun in the sun and surf, cold drinks and tasty eats. But enjoying a little island time doesn’t always have to mean lazing around for hours on end! Galveston is the perfect spot for a wide variety of exciting activities for those who enjoy an active lifestyle - from water sports, to endurance runs and yoga on the beach.
An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States.
If you like dressing like Santa Claus, enjoy dancing to some holiday music, devouring candy, and joining in on an epic after party at Stuttgarden Tavern then grab your favorite friends and family, get in the holiday spirit, and make your way to the Santa Hustle 5k!
The island’s laidback, welcoming atmosphere makes it the perfect destination for family fun. And since it’s only 50 minutes from Houston, it’s a good bet you’ll get there before the little ones start asking, “Are we there yet?”
Do some holiday shopping at the Kendra Scott Trunk Show and benefit a charity at the same time. Hotel Galvez is hosting a Kendra Scott Trunk Show with 20% of sales benefitting the Galveston Island Meals on Wheels.
During the tour, the hotel’s concierge guides participants through the ghostly past of the hotel followed by dinner in the Galvez Bar & Grill.
Galveston Historical Foundation will hold an unprecedented second weekend of Dickens on The Strand (held exclusively on The Strand street only) on Friday, December 9 and Saturday, December 10.
Find the perfect gift for the artistic lady in your life, or treat yourself to a stunning, one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry.
Join us this holiday season for Galveston Holiday in the Park. Bring out the whole family for a day filled with festive holiday tunes from local and area school choirs, bands and amazing church choirs during this free event.
An annual tradition at The Grand! Treat your favorite little girl or boy to the Nutcracker Afternoon Tea. This delightful event features tea-time fare of finger sandwiches, cookies, punch and of course, tea! Get your photo with our Nutcracker dancers. A perfect complement to a performance of The Nutcracker. Make this your new family holiday tradition.
Learn the essential polymer clay technique of caning, adapted from the age-old glassblowing process of millefiori.
Few restaurants deliver the quality, atmosphere and personal attention that Saltwater Grill serves up daily. That's why we're thrilled it's 2016's Restaurant of the Year!
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