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2016 Dicken’s on the Strand

Posted by Galveston.com on Monday, November 7, 2016
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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.

Admission is free Friday night to our Fezziwig’s Beer Hall from 5-9 p.m. Saturday’s event will be held from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. with tickets specially priced at $8 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-12. Attendees in Victorian costume are admitted for $4. Children 5 & under are free. Additional details on the second weekend of Dickens on The Strand will be announced on Monday, December 5.

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. 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 As always, attendees in Victorian costume are admitted for half price!

"The 43rd anniversary of Dickens on The Strand will be an extraordinary event. Over the years, Dickens has become a cherished part of many families' holiday experience and a way to enjoy a part of our heritage of Southeast Texas. The feeling of Dickens is animated and magical, and simply fun for all," states GHF Executive Director, Dwayne Jones. 

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. 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.

For more information on Dickens on The Strand, Galveston Historical Foundation, please visit galvestonhistory.org or call 409-765-7424.

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