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Why Do Snowbirds Love Galveston So Much?

Is it the warmer island temperatures? The wonderful holiday traditions? Take a look at why so many choose Galveston as their winter getaway!

Galveston Island Holiday Gift Guide 2018

In addition to being a great holiday vacation destination, Galveston Island is home to some of the most unique boutiques, shops, restaurants and attractions in the country, making it a perfect place to do some of your holiday shopping!

Through the Eyes of a Young Newcomer

Cody Baird is new to the island and shares his new found enthusiasm for Galveston.

Free Events on Galveston Island this Holiday Season

The island transforms into a “Winter Wonder Island,” as the store-fronts of downtown get blanketed in wreaths, lanterns and, of course, lights. Galveston also hosts several free and discounted events including Santa sightings, public art displays and more.

Tips for Holiday Cruising from Galveston

If you are cruising this holiday season from Galveston, you should definitely spend a day or two on our Winter Wonder Island before or after your cruise.

Yes, You Can Participate In a Christmas Bird Count!

This is the 119th annual Christmas Bird Count, hosted by the National Audubon Society. The event runs from December 14, 2018 through January 5, 2019, with individual CBCs occurring on specific dates during that time period all across North and South America.

The Birds of Moody Gardens: A lot to be thankful for

2018 has been a year of surprises as I’ve been much more aware of the bird activity that surrounds me. For me and this 410-acre year project, it truly has been the “Year of the Bird”.

Do You Sea Turtles?

Have you noticed pieces of authentic artwork popping up? More specifically, grand sea turtle statues! We can attribute that to a project called “Turtles About Town”.

Holiday Fun Continues in Galveston with Expanded Downtown Lanterns & Lights

An expanded Downtown Lanterns and Lights has been illuminated in downtown Galveston.

8 Things You Can Only Do in Galveston This Holiday Season

From November through January, Galveston is transformed from a vibrant beachside getaway into the “Winter Wonder Island” of Texas, see all the great things you can do this holiday season.

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