Celebrate the Season on the Pleasure Pier


Holiday Movies, Santa Cookie Decorating, and More

Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier features family-oriented attractions including rides, midway games, food venues, and retail shops. It is open year-round and offers a variety of fun for the entire family. Tickets can be purchased at pleasurepier.com.

Pleasure Pier has many scheduled events coming up:


Every Saturday: Holiday Cheer on the Pier – Celebrate every Saturday with Santa! Families can watch holiday movies and enjoy kids activities and rides. Activities at Santa’s Workshop are from 12 noon-4pm and include photos with Santa, letters to Santa, and cookie decorating. Holiday movies are 7-9pm. Movies are:

  • December 2nd – “The Santa Clause”
  • December 9th – “A Christmas Story”
  • December 16th – “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”
  • December 23rd – “Polar Express”
  • December 24th – “A Christmas Story”

During the winter months, Pleasure Pier is open weekends only: Fridays 4-8pm; Saturdays 11am-9pm; Sundays 11am-7pm. The Pier will be open December 26th-29th 11am-8pm.

  • December 25th – Open Christmas Day, 1-8pm
  • January 1st – Open for New Year’s Day (hours TBA)

All events are weather permitting. Ride hours are seasonal and are subject to change without notice. For more info and a full list of events go to pleasurepier.com.

Shark Attack: The Mysterious Underworld 5D

Now open is the very hard-to-miss giant head of a shark appearing on Seawall Blvd. across from Pleasure Pier, at 2424 Seawall Blvd., Shark Attack The Mysterious Underworld 5D.

It packs in two attractions in a building next to Chick-fil-a. Shark Attack: The Mysterious Underworld 5D offers visitors a chance to watch as a massive, angry shark attempts to break through what appears to be aquarium glass. The floor moves and water splashes as the shark thrashes and gets more agitated.

The second attraction is going to be a simulated ride on a mine car into “The Mysterious Underworld.” Thrill seekers are surely eager to find out more this spring.

Matrix Technology is the designer and creator of the attraction meant to make visitors feel very much a part of the frightening scene.

Tickets are $7 per ride or $12 for both. Add to your excitement and buy a Pleasure Pier combo ticket for $36.99 / $29.99 (based on height), which includes an All Day Ride pass and both 5D rides.