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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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If you haven't been to Galveston lately, now is the perfect time to experience some of the island's unique attractions - at a price you can't refuse. Select four or more participating attractions and save up to 40% off retail price. How's that for making an easy getaway easier?
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Moody Gardens presents A Magical Christmas 2014 - Dinner and Show starring Master Illusionist Curt Miller and Friends. This year Curt has enhanced the show with spectacular new illusions complimented with a new score of heartwarming holiday music.
Click here to read more... know what they like. That's why we can't wait to tap your expertise as we search for the brightest and best that Galveston Island has to offer. Voting is now underway for the annual Best of Galveston Awards, & continues thru December 31st.
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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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The Year in Review: Top 10 Best Films's Dustin Chase takes a look back at the Top 10 Best Films of 2014.

Downtown Galveston Christmas Shopping: Unique Gifts with a Personalized Touch
With shoppers having several dozen or so stores and boutiques to choose from, that perfect gift might be only steps away from Galveston’s Strand Historic District.

Oh, No! Not Cozumel AGAIN!
Okay – so you’ve docked in Cozumel more times than you can count – and you think there’s no place new to go – RIGHT? WRONG!

Holiday Shopping on Postoffice Street
'Tis the season for shopping, and when it comes to finding the perfect holiday gift for that special someone? There's no better place than downtown Galveston Island!

UTMB Study Finds That Hispanic Women Less Likely to Survive Endometrial Uterine Cancer
Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have found that Hispanic women in the United States were signi?cantly less likely to survive the cancer than non-Hispanic white women.

Ebola Fighters are TIME Magazine's Person of the Year
Among those spotlighted is Thomas Geisbert, professor of microbiology and immunology at the University of Texas Medical Branch.

Maceo Has Handcrafted Herbs and Spices for the Foodie in All of Us!
Good cooks get their quality fixin's from Maceo's Spice and Import Company.

CLOUDS of Juliette Binoche Over Houston Cinema Arts Festival
The question is whether there are fewer good female roles, or whether pundits and critics overlook fine roles and performances.

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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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