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Holiday Magic on Galveston Island

Galveston is the "Winter Wonder Island" of Texas,
and this season the island will offer visitors a more than 1,000 magical holiday events, including a new ice sculpture exhibit featuring nearly 2 million pounds of ice.

In addition, visitors to Galveston can experience the largest holiday lighting festival along the Gulf Coast, ice skating, snow tubing, Victorian Christmas celebrations and more.

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It's been over forty years, but Richard O'Brien's THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW is still throbbing with thunderous thrills. Island ETCis pleased to present this irrepressible cult musical extravaganza THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, now thru November 29th.
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Winter is fast approaching, and with it marks the return of our Winter Wonder Island! There's never been a better time to make your plans to experience the Holiday Magic of Galveston Isle! Share your holiday Instagrams with us by tagging your photos with #WonderIsland.

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UTMB Scientist Finds Marker That Predicts Changes in Cholesterol Levels as People Grow Older
Recently, researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and the University of Kentucky found that differences in one gene can influence a person’s cholesterol levels from midlife to late life.

Holiday Magic Jingles Back to the Isle
Check out’s full holiday calendar and show those out-of-town guests what the “holidays Galveston style” are all about.

How Galveston Almost Played a Huge Part in INTERSTELLAR
By now, there's a good chance you've seen the blockbuster film "Interstellar," but did you know that Galveston Island played in a role in the original script?

Book of Poetry Highlights Galveston Native and African-American Boxer Jack Johnson
A legendary Galveston boxer comes to life through a new book of poetry.

Cruise Addiction?
It is now an official “disease” – I’m talking about “cruise addiction”! It starts out with a “well – let’s try it once” and then – Wham! You’re hooked!

Ca c' est bon: Right Here on the Strand
Louisiana natives abound in our area and are always searching for a local spot that reflects the lively spices that gives food that Cajun heat.

Ice, Ice Baby!
What do you get when you put 900 tons of ice in a 17,000-square-foot tent with 300 tons of cooling by seven air conditioners to a bone-chilling 9 degrees?

Rosenberg Library November Treasure of the Month
During the month of November, Rosenberg Library will exhibit items related to the historic St. Mary’s Infirmary which operated in Galveston for nearly 130 years.

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Galveston's Grand 1894 Opera House is presenting a series of exciting performances - sure to have you laughing in the aisles, tapping your feet, and clapping your hands.

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Rosenberg Library features monthly Treasures of the Month featuring an array of interesting topics from the Island's history.

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Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. Check out their fall schedule - online now!

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While there is a lot to do in Galveston, it's also a place where it feels comfortable to do little. At 10.4 miles long, the seawall lining the Gulf of Mexico is the world's longest continuous sidewalk and attracts walkers, joggers, bicyclists, surfers, sunbathers, skaters and sightseers year-round. It's a great place to exercise or just sit to watch a flock of brown pelicans skim across the waves at sunset.

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Crowds swarm to Galveston for Dickens on the Strand, the Festival of Lights and other holiday celebrations. But this year, excitement is building for one of the island's premier holiday attractions at Moody Gardens called ICE LAND: Ice Sculptures, the only such exhibition on the Gulf Coast. & Company RSS: News  

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