Winter Wonder Island
50 Days of Holly-Jolly, Magically-Memorable Events!
Galveston is the “Winter Wonder Island” of Texas, offering visitors a magical experience with more than 50 days of holiday events and activities. Quite simply, there’s no better time to head to Galveston Island than the holiday season. The island offers great weather, incredible events, world-class attractions, award-winning Gulf seafood and a historic downtown full of unique gifts for your shopping pleasure.
To keep you in the holiday spirit, visitors to Galveston can experience the largest holiday lighting festival along the Gulf Coast, ice skating, Arctic Slide, Victorian Christmas celebrations and more.
For almost 50 years, Galveston Historical Foundation’s Dickens on The Strand festival has highlighted downtown Galveston’s Victorian-era architecture while providing a one-of-a-kind holiday destination filled with the sights and sounds of Charles Dickens’s work. (December 4-6, 2020)
As the largest holiday destination in the Southwest, Moody Gardens offers more holiday attractions, activities, festive fun, dining and hotel packages than you can imagine. (November 21, 2020 – January 3, 2021)
Hotel Galvez, A Wyndham Grand® Hotel, is hosting its Galveston Holiday Lighting Celebration featuring performances from The Nutcracker, area choirs, dance groups, and the Galveston Community Band. (November 27, 2020)
Celebrate the holidays with Grand entertainment, featuring an array of holiday classic performances as well as some of your favorite musical guests. (November, 2020 – January, 2021)
This holiday season, historic downtown Galveston welcomes you to a wonderland of shopping & Victorian-style merriment. (November 27 – December 24, 2020)
Experience a wonderful evening of historic homes festively decorated for the holiday season, and enjoy a variety of joyful holiday music. Four East End Historical District Homes will be featured on the tour, and the neighborhood will be teeming with the delightful sounds of the holidays. (December 4, 2020)
For a unique holiday experience, spend a wonderful, winter weekend in Galveston celebrating the return of the island’s wintering Sandhill Cranes at Holiday with the Cranes. (December 12-13, 2020)
The elves have gone missing from the North Pole and taken up residence in The Bryan Museum. Come to the Museum to find them and enjoy delicious treats, arts and crafts, games, and learn the stories behind your favorite Christmas carols! (December 13, 2020)