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Dickens on The Strand

Scenes from everyone's favorite winter festival on Galveston Island.

Posted by Galveston.com on Wednesday, June 24, 2015
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With a nod to the ghost of Dickens past and an eye towards the future, Galveston's world famous Victorian holiday festival returns to Galveston Island December 2-4, 2016.

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. "We look forward to making 2016 an exceptional experience with Dickens characters, Queen Victoria and her royal entourage, and visitors from the Dickens' Museum in London. You will not want to miss the celebration."

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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