Join Galveston’s Victorian Holiday Festival In Early Dec.

A festive holiday season awaits in Galveston Island as the Galveston’s Victorian Holiday Festival kicks off in early December. Based on 19th-century Victorian London, the annual holiday street festival features parades, non-stop entertainment on five stages, strolling carolers, roving musicians, bagpipers, jugglers and a host of other entertainers. 

"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.

Charles Dickens’ beloved “A Christmas Carol” turns 170 in 2013 and Dickens on The Strand is the perfect backdrop to showcase it. Enjoy a live play, held in Saengerfest Park on Friday evening as actors recreate Dickens’ masterpiece for the public. The event is free to the public with paid admission to Friday night’s festival.

Another highlight of the festival will be the return of two descendants of Charles Dickens himself; Lucinda Dickens Hawksley, great-great-great-granddaughter of Dickens, and Jane Monk, great-great-granddaughter. Both women will be at numerous events throughout the weekend starting with Dinner with Dickens.

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