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Oct
23
Wed
Galvez October Ghost Tour and Dinners @ Hotel Galvez & Spa
Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm – Nov 22 @ 8:00 pm

Do you believe in ghosts? Celebrate the Halloween season with “Dinner with the Ghosts” at Hotel Galvez & Spa. During the tour, the hotel’s concierge guides participants through the ghostly past of the hotel followed by a three-course dinner in the Galvez Bar & Grill. Priced at $65 per person (inclusive of tax and gratuity), the 1 ½ hour public ghost tour followed by dinner is only available as part of the ghost dinner package. The tour begins at 6 p.m. and guests should check-in at the concierge desk beginning at 5:30 p.m. Advance reservations are required. For reservations, please call (409) 515-2154. Hotel Galvez and its ghosts have been featured on “Ghost Lab” on the Discovery Channel and “Ghost Stories” on The Travel Channel.

Oct
24
Thu
Galvez October Ghost Tour and Dinners @ Hotel Galvez & Spa
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – Nov 23 @ 8:00 pm

Do you believe in ghosts? Celebrate the Halloween season with “Dinner with the Ghosts” at Hotel Galvez & Spa. During the tour, the hotel’s concierge guides participants through the ghostly past of the hotel followed by a three-course dinner in the Galvez Bar & Grill. Priced at $65 per person (inclusive of tax and gratuity), the 1 ½ hour public ghost tour followed by dinner is only available as part of the ghost dinner package. The tour begins at 6 p.m. and guests should check-in at the concierge desk beginning at 5:30 p.m. Advance reservations are required. For reservations, please call (409) 515-2154. Hotel Galvez and its ghosts have been featured on “Ghost Lab” on the Discovery Channel and “Ghost Stories” on The Travel Channel.

Oct
29
Tue
Galvez October Ghost Tour and Dinners @ Hotel Galvez & Spa
Oct 29 @ 6:00 pm – Nov 28 @ 8:00 pm

Do you believe in ghosts? Celebrate the Halloween season with “Dinner with the Ghosts” at Hotel Galvez & Spa. During the tour, the hotel’s concierge guides participants through the ghostly past of the hotel followed by a three-course dinner in the Galvez Bar & Grill. Priced at $65 per person (inclusive of tax and gratuity), the 1 ½ hour public ghost tour followed by dinner is only available as part of the ghost dinner package. The tour begins at 6 p.m. and guests should check-in at the concierge desk beginning at 5:30 p.m. Advance reservations are required. For reservations, please call (409) 515-2154. Hotel Galvez and its ghosts have been featured on “Ghost Lab” on the Discovery Channel and “Ghost Stories” on The Travel Channel.

Oct
30
Wed
Galvez October Ghost Tour and Dinners @ Hotel Galvez & Spa
Oct 30 @ 6:00 pm – Nov 29 @ 8:00 pm

Do you believe in ghosts? Celebrate the Halloween season with “Dinner with the Ghosts” at Hotel Galvez & Spa. During the tour, the hotel’s concierge guides participants through the ghostly past of the hotel followed by a three-course dinner in the Galvez Bar & Grill. Priced at $65 per person (inclusive of tax and gratuity), the 1 ½ hour public ghost tour followed by dinner is only available as part of the ghost dinner package. The tour begins at 6 p.m. and guests should check-in at the concierge desk beginning at 5:30 p.m. Advance reservations are required. For reservations, please call (409) 515-2154. Hotel Galvez and its ghosts have been featured on “Ghost Lab” on the Discovery Channel and “Ghost Stories” on The Travel Channel.

Oct
31
Thu
Galvez October Ghost Tour and Dinners @ Hotel Galvez & Spa
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm – Nov 30 @ 8:00 pm

Do you believe in ghosts? Celebrate the Halloween season with “Dinner with the Ghosts” at Hotel Galvez & Spa. During the tour, the hotel’s concierge guides participants through the ghostly past of the hotel followed by a three-course dinner in the Galvez Bar & Grill. Priced at $65 per person (inclusive of tax and gratuity), the 1 ½ hour public ghost tour followed by dinner is only available as part of the ghost dinner package. The tour begins at 6 p.m. and guests should check-in at the concierge desk beginning at 5:30 p.m. Advance reservations are required. For reservations, please call (409) 515-2154. Hotel Galvez and its ghosts have been featured on “Ghost Lab” on the Discovery Channel and “Ghost Stories” on The Travel Channel.

Nov
21
Thu
Holiday in the Gardens at Moody Gardens @ Moody Gardens
Nov 21 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Moody Gardens is located at 1 Hope Blvd. in Galveston. For more info or tickets go to moodygardens.com

Starting November 16th-January 12th, Holiday in the Gardens will take place. 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.

The eight Holiday Attractions at Moody Gardens are Ice Land: Christmas Around the World, Festival of Lights, Cirque Joyeux, Holiday 3D Films, Rudolph 4D, Ice Skating, Arctic Slide, Train Rides, and Photos with Santa plus live entertainment, great food, group rates, hotel packages and more! 

There will also be ice skating, an arctic slide, photos with Santa, train rides and more.

Tickets are available in all kinds of combo packages as well as individual packages. Moody Gardens has SUPER Value Days for Bigger Discounts at Holiday in the Gardens! Admission starts at just $8.95 for Festival of Lights and $19.95 for ICE LAND with an additional $5 off for seniors and children at ICE LAND on these special days. For more information, including a calendar of Super Value Days, go to moodygardens.com/holiday_season/plan_your_visit.

Hours are 10am-10pm for Iceland daily. Festival of Lights is 6-10pm daily. Christmas day Iceland will open at 12 noon.

There is a live IceLand webcam set up at moodygardens.com/iceland_tent/ so that you can  see Ice Land: Christmas Around the World come to life.

Kimber Fountain’s ‘Galveston’s Red Light District: A History of The Line’ Tours
Nov 21 @ 7:00 pm – Nov 22 @ 9:00 pm

From the author of the book comes a wonderful tour and a riveting journey through the forgotten parts of downtown Galveston that were once bustling with wild parties and generous offerings of hourly love.

Join renowned author and speaker Kimber Fountain as she brings to life the tales – both tragic and triumphant – of Galveston’s Red Light District: A History of The Line.

Known today as a colorful resort destination featuring family-friendly entertainment and a thriving arts district, Galveston was once notorious for its flourishing vice economy of illegal liquor and gambling and an infamous red light district called simply, “The Line.”

This unassuming five blocks of Postoffice Street came to life every night and remained a stubborn mainstay of the island cityscape for nearly seventy years. In the late 1950s, the era was known as the “Free State of Galveston” finally came to an end, and today, almost all that remains of its history has been sensationalized and marginalized.

Galveston was more than just a city of “gangsters” and lewd women,  and Kimber Fountain pursues the authentic, sequestered story of women who wanted to make their own rules and the city that wanted to let them.

Tours are every Wednesday-Saturday starting at 7pm. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased online at redlightdistricttoursofgalveston.com in advance or at the start of the tour (cash only).

Reservations are required for cash/onsite tickets, and both online ticket purchases and cash reservations must be made by 5pm the day of the tour.

The tour meets on the north steps of the old Galveston Post Office at 601 25th Street (corner of 25th and Church St.). Meet at the north steps located on Church Street side.

Tours begin promptly at 7pm. Please arrive at least 5-10 minutes early to ensure ample time to park and/or purchase onsite tickets. Due to mature content, this tour is strongly recommended for adults and older teens only. Tour content will not be censored for younger audiences, and teens and children must be accompanied by an adult.

Signed copies of Kimber’s books  Galveston’s Red Light District: A History of The Line and Galveston Seawall Chronicles  will be available for purchase (cash or credit) at the conclusion of the tour.

For more info go to redlightdistricttoursofgalveston.com, email GalvestonRedLightTours@gmail.com, call or text (409)526-6883. Reservations required.

Nov
22
Fri
Holiday in the Gardens at Moody Gardens @ Moody Gardens
Nov 22 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Moody Gardens is located at 1 Hope Blvd. in Galveston. For more info or tickets go to moodygardens.com

Starting November 16th-January 12th, Holiday in the Gardens will take place. 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.

The eight Holiday Attractions at Moody Gardens are Ice Land: Christmas Around the World, Festival of Lights, Cirque Joyeux, Holiday 3D Films, Rudolph 4D, Ice Skating, Arctic Slide, Train Rides, and Photos with Santa plus live entertainment, great food, group rates, hotel packages and more! 

There will also be ice skating, an arctic slide, photos with Santa, train rides and more.

Tickets are available in all kinds of combo packages as well as individual packages. Moody Gardens has SUPER Value Days for Bigger Discounts at Holiday in the Gardens! Admission starts at just $8.95 for Festival of Lights and $19.95 for ICE LAND with an additional $5 off for seniors and children at ICE LAND on these special days. For more information, including a calendar of Super Value Days, go to moodygardens.com/holiday_season/plan_your_visit.

Hours are 10am-10pm for Iceland daily. Festival of Lights is 6-10pm daily. Christmas day Iceland will open at 12 noon.

There is a live IceLand webcam set up at moodygardens.com/iceland_tent/ so that you can  see Ice Land: Christmas Around the World come to life.

FREE Walk On Fridays at Pleasure Pier @ Pleasure Pier
Nov 22 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Free Walk-On Fridays! Walk around and enjoy the sites and sounds of the Pier! Join us on Friday Nights in November, where there’s no entrance fee. Discount valid from 4 PM – Close only. *Free walk-on pass to the Pier includes entrance only. Does not include All Day Ride pass, family passes or single ride tickets. Discount not valid with any other offer or promotion. No cash value. Valid Fridays on November 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2019 only. Persons entering the Pier must follow all rules and guidelines as laid out on our website and on property.

Ghost Bus Tours @ Galveston Experience Company
Nov 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join a fun and totally cool tour with Galveston Ghost Tours! Several different tours are available:

Walking Historic Galveston Ghost Tour

This walking tour has been conducted since 2009, and no gravestone has been left unturned to bring Haunted Galveston’s history to you. Meet on the corner of Sealy Ave. and 23rd St.

Ghost Bus Tour – Seawall Departure

This is a 10-mile, approximately 60-minute tour of Galveston! You’ll hear from ghost eyewitnesses in their own words. Galveston is well known for its haunted history, and as you visit the Island, you’ll hear stories of hauntings and paranormal activity at locations nearly everywhere you go. For times, costs and such contact: info@GalvestonExperience.com, call (409)741-340, or go to galvestonexperience.com.

More in-depth stories can be heard on the Galveston Ghost Podcast at GalvestonGhostPodcast.com. The Galveston Ghost podcast brings you firsthand interviews in the words of the ghost eyewitnesses. Be sure to subscribe so you are notified when each new episode is released.

Schedules are available at galvestonexperience.com/calendar/.

Kimber Fountain’s ‘Galveston’s Red Light District: A History of The Line’ Tours
Nov 22 @ 7:00 pm – Nov 23 @ 9:00 pm

From the author of the book comes a wonderful tour and a riveting journey through the forgotten parts of downtown Galveston that were once bustling with wild parties and generous offerings of hourly love.

Join renowned author and speaker Kimber Fountain as she brings to life the tales – both tragic and triumphant – of Galveston’s Red Light District: A History of The Line.

Known today as a colorful resort destination featuring family-friendly entertainment and a thriving arts district, Galveston was once notorious for its flourishing vice economy of illegal liquor and gambling and an infamous red light district called simply, “The Line.”

This unassuming five blocks of Postoffice Street came to life every night and remained a stubborn mainstay of the island cityscape for nearly seventy years. In the late 1950s, the era was known as the “Free State of Galveston” finally came to an end, and today, almost all that remains of its history has been sensationalized and marginalized.

Galveston was more than just a city of “gangsters” and lewd women,  and Kimber Fountain pursues the authentic, sequestered story of women who wanted to make their own rules and the city that wanted to let them.

Tours are every Wednesday-Saturday starting at 7pm. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased online at redlightdistricttoursofgalveston.com in advance or at the start of the tour (cash only).

Reservations are required for cash/onsite tickets, and both online ticket purchases and cash reservations must be made by 5pm the day of the tour.

The tour meets on the north steps of the old Galveston Post Office at 601 25th Street (corner of 25th and Church St.). Meet at the north steps located on Church Street side.

Tours begin promptly at 7pm. Please arrive at least 5-10 minutes early to ensure ample time to park and/or purchase onsite tickets. Due to mature content, this tour is strongly recommended for adults and older teens only. Tour content will not be censored for younger audiences, and teens and children must be accompanied by an adult.

Signed copies of Kimber’s books  Galveston’s Red Light District: A History of The Line and Galveston Seawall Chronicles  will be available for purchase (cash or credit) at the conclusion of the tour.

For more info go to redlightdistricttoursofgalveston.com, email GalvestonRedLightTours@gmail.com, call or text (409)526-6883. Reservations required.

Island ETC Theatre: “A Tuna Christmas” @ Island ETC
Nov 22 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

November 8th-30th, “A Tuna Christmas” by Ed Howard, Jaston Williams, and Joe Sears will be on stage at Island ETC. This fun “tuna” adventure is a holiday classic. 

In this hilarious sequel to “Greater Tuna,” it’s Christmas in the third-smallest town in Texas. Radio station OKKK news personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie report on the various Yuletide activities, including the hot competition in the annual lawn-display contest and that Joe Bob Lipsey’s production of ‘A Christmas Carol’ is jeopardized by unpaid electric bills. “A Tuna Christmas” is a total delight for audiences of all ages.

Performances begin at 8pm except for Sunday matinees start at 2:30pm. Sunday matinees will be on November 10th and November 17th.

Tickets are $30 for adults and $25 for students and senior citizens (55+). Tickets are available at islandetc.org.

ETC is located at 2317 Mechanic St. in Downtown Galveston. For further info, visit islandetc.org or call the theatre box office at (409)762-3556.

Upcoming performances are:

  • January 24th-February 1st: “Actually” by Anna Ziegler
  • March 13th-April 11th: “First Date” book by Austin Winsberg
  • May 15th-30th: “The Last of the Thorntons” by Horton Foote
Nov
23
Sat
Holiday in the Gardens at Moody Gardens @ Moody Gardens
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Moody Gardens is located at 1 Hope Blvd. in Galveston. For more info or tickets go to moodygardens.com

Starting November 16th-January 12th, Holiday in the Gardens will take place. 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.

The eight Holiday Attractions at Moody Gardens are Ice Land: Christmas Around the World, Festival of Lights, Cirque Joyeux, Holiday 3D Films, Rudolph 4D, Ice Skating, Arctic Slide, Train Rides, and Photos with Santa plus live entertainment, great food, group rates, hotel packages and more! 

There will also be ice skating, an arctic slide, photos with Santa, train rides and more.

Tickets are available in all kinds of combo packages as well as individual packages. Moody Gardens has SUPER Value Days for Bigger Discounts at Holiday in the Gardens! Admission starts at just $8.95 for Festival of Lights and $19.95 for ICE LAND with an additional $5 off for seniors and children at ICE LAND on these special days. For more information, including a calendar of Super Value Days, go to moodygardens.com/holiday_season/plan_your_visit.

Hours are 10am-10pm for Iceland daily. Festival of Lights is 6-10pm daily. Christmas day Iceland will open at 12 noon.

There is a live IceLand webcam set up at moodygardens.com/iceland_tent/ so that you can  see Ice Land: Christmas Around the World come to life.

Brewery Tours at Galveston Island Brewing @ Galveston Island Brewing
Nov 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Every Saturday (1pm): Galveston Island Brewery offers free Brewery Tours! Tours are about 30-minutes long. Beer, camera, and questions are encouraged. Come and see how the magic is created in the brewery warehouse.

Galveston Island Brewery (GIB) is a local brewery featuring an on-site taproom showcasing classic beer styles from around the world. The tap room is open seven days a week, Monday-Thursday 3-9pm, Friday 3pm-11pm, Saturday 12 noon-11pm, and Sunday 12 noon-9pm. For more info call (409)740-7000, go to galvestonislandbrewing.com, or you can always stop by the brewery located at 8423 Stewart Rd., Galveston.

Galveston Island Brewing Tours @ Galveston Island Brewing
Nov 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Galveston Island Brewing is Galveston’s premiere craft brewery featuring an onsite tap room. Games and a playground make this brewery, a well-rounded family affair. We offer 12 taps, St. Arnold’s Root Beer and pub grub for our patrons.

FREE brewery tours are hosted every Saturday at 1:00pm for free.l

Great Dolphin Beer Rescue Benefit @ Brick House Tavern
Nov 23 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

November 23rd (1-5pm): Great Dolphin Beer Rescue – The Great Dolphin Beer Rescue is a great way to enjoy great craft beer at Galveston Island Brewing and support Galveston’s only Dolphin Rescue team: Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network. Back by popular demand for the 3rd year is TMMSN pint glass specials, Mario’s Pizza, and live reggae music by Dem Roots. The Great Dolphin Beer Rescue will also once again feature some fantastic raffle prizes you’ll want to get your hands on.

Galveston Island Brewery (GIB) is a local brewery featuring an on-site taproom showcasing classic beer styles from around the world. The taproom is open seven days a week, Monday-Thursday 3-9pm, Friday 3-11pm, Saturday 12 noon-11pm, and Sunday 12 noon-9pm. For more info call (409)740-7000, go to galvestonislandbrewing.com, or you can always stop by the brewery located at 8423 Stewart Rd., Galveston. Events are:

 

Alcohol Ink Workshop with Dianne Duggan @ G. Lee Gallery
Nov 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Alcohol Ink Holiday Workshop with Dianne Duggan (2-4pm): Dianne Duggan’s popular alcohol ink workshop is back! Offering artists at all levels – including beginners – the opportunity to create art like no other. Alcohol inks are a liquid alcohol based ink that comes in a delightful array of extremely vivid colors. And because it is the holidays, this class will include a glass of wine for all over 21 years of age. Supplies included. Class cost is $60, please RSVP in advance. Take home a beautiful 8′ x 10′ completed painting and one painted tile coaster. 



Your Instructor – Dianne Dianne has over 20 years of experience in art world and photography industry as an airbrush artist, photo restorer and advertising agency artist and illustrator.

Ghost Bus Tours @ Galveston Experience Company
Nov 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join a fun and totally cool tour with Galveston Ghost Tours! Several different tours are available:

Walking Historic Galveston Ghost Tour

This walking tour has been conducted since 2009, and no gravestone has been left unturned to bring Haunted Galveston’s history to you. Meet on the corner of Sealy Ave. and 23rd St.

Ghost Bus Tour – Seawall Departure

This is a 10-mile, approximately 60-minute tour of Galveston! You’ll hear from ghost eyewitnesses in their own words. Galveston is well known for its haunted history, and as you visit the Island, you’ll hear stories of hauntings and paranormal activity at locations nearly everywhere you go. For times, costs and such contact: info@GalvestonExperience.com, call (409)741-340, or go to galvestonexperience.com.

More in-depth stories can be heard on the Galveston Ghost Podcast at GalvestonGhostPodcast.com. The Galveston Ghost podcast brings you firsthand interviews in the words of the ghost eyewitnesses. Be sure to subscribe so you are notified when each new episode is released.

Schedules are available at galvestonexperience.com/calendar/.

Kimber Fountain’s ‘Galveston’s Red Light District: A History of The Line’ Tours
Nov 23 @ 7:00 pm – Nov 24 @ 9:00 pm

From the author of the book comes a wonderful tour and a riveting journey through the forgotten parts of downtown Galveston that were once bustling with wild parties and generous offerings of hourly love.

Join renowned author and speaker Kimber Fountain as she brings to life the tales – both tragic and triumphant – of Galveston’s Red Light District: A History of The Line.

Known today as a colorful resort destination featuring family-friendly entertainment and a thriving arts district, Galveston was once notorious for its flourishing vice economy of illegal liquor and gambling and an infamous red light district called simply, “The Line.”

This unassuming five blocks of Postoffice Street came to life every night and remained a stubborn mainstay of the island cityscape for nearly seventy years. In the late 1950s, the era was known as the “Free State of Galveston” finally came to an end, and today, almost all that remains of its history has been sensationalized and marginalized.

Galveston was more than just a city of “gangsters” and lewd women,  and Kimber Fountain pursues the authentic, sequestered story of women who wanted to make their own rules and the city that wanted to let them.

Tours are every Wednesday-Saturday starting at 7pm. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased online at redlightdistricttoursofgalveston.com in advance or at the start of the tour (cash only).

Reservations are required for cash/onsite tickets, and both online ticket purchases and cash reservations must be made by 5pm the day of the tour.

The tour meets on the north steps of the old Galveston Post Office at 601 25th Street (corner of 25th and Church St.). Meet at the north steps located on Church Street side.

Tours begin promptly at 7pm. Please arrive at least 5-10 minutes early to ensure ample time to park and/or purchase onsite tickets. Due to mature content, this tour is strongly recommended for adults and older teens only. Tour content will not be censored for younger audiences, and teens and children must be accompanied by an adult.

Signed copies of Kimber’s books  Galveston’s Red Light District: A History of The Line and Galveston Seawall Chronicles  will be available for purchase (cash or credit) at the conclusion of the tour.

For more info go to redlightdistricttoursofgalveston.com, email GalvestonRedLightTours@gmail.com, call or text (409)526-6883. Reservations required.

Island ETC Theatre: “A Tuna Christmas” @ Island ETC
Nov 23 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

November 8th-30th, “A Tuna Christmas” by Ed Howard, Jaston Williams, and Joe Sears will be on stage at Island ETC. This fun “tuna” adventure is a holiday classic. 

In this hilarious sequel to “Greater Tuna,” it’s Christmas in the third-smallest town in Texas. Radio station OKKK news personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie report on the various Yuletide activities, including the hot competition in the annual lawn-display contest and that Joe Bob Lipsey’s production of ‘A Christmas Carol’ is jeopardized by unpaid electric bills. “A Tuna Christmas” is a total delight for audiences of all ages.

Performances begin at 8pm except for Sunday matinees start at 2:30pm. Sunday matinees will be on November 10th and November 17th.

Tickets are $30 for adults and $25 for students and senior citizens (55+). Tickets are available at islandetc.org.

ETC is located at 2317 Mechanic St. in Downtown Galveston. For further info, visit islandetc.org or call the theatre box office at (409)762-3556.

Upcoming performances are:

  • January 24th-February 1st: “Actually” by Anna Ziegler
  • March 13th-April 11th: “First Date” book by Austin Winsberg
  • May 15th-30th: “The Last of the Thorntons” by Horton Foote
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