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Nov
22
Fri
Vienna Boys Choir at The Grand @ The Grand 1894 Opera House
Nov 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Boys have been singing at Vienna’s Imperial Chapel since 1296. Joseph Haydn, Michael Haydn, and Franz Schubert were themselves choir boys. Today, there are 100 choristers between the ages of nine and fourteen, divided into four touring groups. The Choir’s repertoire includes everything from medieval to contemporary and experimental music. Motets and lieder for boys’ choirs form the core of the touring repertoire, as do the Choir’s own arrangements of quintessentially Viennese music like waltzes and polkas. This will be a delightful evening for all ages! This project is sponsored in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and Texas Commission on the Arts. Tickets are $25-$75.

Nov
23
Sat
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.

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:

 

Jaston Williams: “BLOOD & Holly – A West Texas Family Christmas” at The Grand @ The Grand 1894 Opera House
Nov 23 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

In this latest, hysterical offering from our friend Jaston Williams, “Blood” in the title refers to his family blood-line and all that means to his world. Jaston describes Christmastime during his childhood as a skittish mishmash of life on “Rebecca’s Sunnybrook Farm” and frequent side excursions into Franco, Spain. Hear about the life-damaging Santa Claus experience, the Christmas tree that caused the cat to have a nervous collapse and what it was like every Christmas to be one of four people in the room with the same first name. You’ll also spend time with the fictional Hugger Family, whose Christmas wish list includes new teeth for the old folks, knives for the kiddies, and a better criminal attorney for Darlette. For those who need to know, find out why it’s a bad idea to flock a Christmas tree inside the house. Tickets are $30-$72.

Nov
24
Sun
Sunday Hootanany Jam at Galveston Island Brewing @ Galveston Island Brewing
Nov 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Every Sunday 1-4pm, join the acoustic jam!

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.

Jaston Williams: “BLOOD & Holly – A West Texas Family Christmas” at The Grand @ The Grand 1894 Opera House
Nov 24 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

In this latest, hysterical offering from our friend Jaston Williams, “Blood” in the title refers to his family blood-line and all that means to his world. Jaston describes Christmastime during his childhood as a skittish mishmash of life on “Rebecca’s Sunnybrook Farm” and frequent side excursions into Franco, Spain. Hear about the life-damaging Santa Claus experience, the Christmas tree that caused the cat to have a nervous collapse and what it was like every Christmas to be one of four people in the room with the same first name. You’ll also spend time with the fictional Hugger Family, whose Christmas wish list includes new teeth for the old folks, knives for the kiddies, and a better criminal attorney for Darlette. For those who need to know, find out why it’s a bad idea to flock a Christmas tree inside the house. Tickets are $30-$72.

Flip Flops Beach Bar – Jordan Tydings @ Flip Flops Beach Bar
Nov 24 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Nov
25
Mon
The Merry Kinksters Tour with Kinky Friedman and Austin Legends Cleve & Sweet Mary Hattersley @ Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe
Nov 25 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm

November 25th (8-11pm): Kinky Friedman At The Old Quarter – Kinky hits the road to promote his resurrection CD – yes, Kinky has been resurrected, with perhaps his greatest work ever, his CD “Resurrection” (Echo Hill Records), and he’s bringing it to Galveston. In working with superstar producer, multi-instrumentalist, and three-time Grammy winner Larry Campbell, Kinky has finally found the perfect complement to his jagged edge Texas Hill Country persona. Together with fellow three-time Grammy-winning engineer Justin Guip, they have produced eleven amazing cuts. Tickets are on sale now for this event which will be held at The Old Quarter, located at 413 20th St. in Downtown Galveston.

Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe is a music venue that supports live, original music and is located at 413 20th St., in Downtown Galveston. For tickets and more info, go to prekindle.com/events/oldquarteracousticcafe or find them on Facebook. Reservations can be made by emailing amora528@gmail.com. Reservations can be made by emailing amora528@gmail.com or calling (409)762-9199.

Get your tickets early, some of these shows will sell out fast.

Nov
28
Thu
Holiday Tree Lighting at Hotel Galvez @ Hotel Galvez
Nov 28 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Thanksgiving weekend Hotel Galvez invites guests and the community to celebrate the start of the holidays with the Official City of Galveston Holiday Lighting Celebration on Friday, November 29th. Festivities begin at 6pm and include a special appearance by Santa Claus, live holiday entertainment by local entertainers including the Galveston Ballet, and the lighting of the hotel’s 35-foot Christmas Tree on the front lawn.

About Hotel Galvez & Spa®

Hotel Galvez & Spa®, A Wyndham Grand® Hotel, is the only historic beachfront hotel on the Texas Gulf Coast. This 224-room, century-old hotel offers 13,000 square feet of meeting space, a 9,763-square-foot spa, fitness center, full-service restaurant, lobby bar, pool with a swim-up bar and Hall of History. The hotel is rated four diamonds by AAA and is owned by the Cynthia and George Mitchell family as part of Mitchell Historic Properties. For reservations, call (409)765-7721, or visit HotelGalvez.com

About The Tremont House

The Tremont House, A Wyndham Grand® Hotel, is owned by the Cynthia and George Mitchell family as part of Mitchell Historic Properties. The Tremont House is a 119-room boutique-style hotel located in the heart of The Strand National Historic Landmark District and Galveston’s Downtown Cultural Arts District. The Quarters at The Tremont House offers 14 luxury, loft-style extended-stay suites. The hotel features 14,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, a bistro-style café, fitness center and two bars for entertainment – the 1888 Toujouse Bar and The Rooftop Bar. The Tremont House received the 2018 “Best of Wyndham Grand” Award for its exceptional service. For reservations, call (409)763-0300 or visit TheTremontHouse.com.

Nov
29
Fri
Miracle pop Up Bar with DTO @ DTO Daquiri Time Out
Nov 29 @ 5:00 pm – 11:30 pm

November 29th-December 25th: Miracle Pop-up Bar at DTO (DAQUIRI TIME OUT) – “Miracle” is a Christmas-themed pop-up bar that serves specialty holiday cocktails from locations around the world. With kitschy holiday décor and professionally developed cocktails, Miracle is sure to get even the grouchiest grinch in the holiday spirit. DTO is located at 2701 Market St. in Downtown Galveston.

Twelfth Annual Galveston Holiday Lighting Celebration at Hotel Galvez & Spa @ Hotel Galvez
Nov 29 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Hotel Galvez is located at 2024 Seawall Blvd. in Galveston. Advance reservations are required and available by calling (409)765-7721.

Hotel Galvez & Spa®, A Wyndham Grand® Hotel is hosting its twelfth annual Galveston Holiday Lighting Celebration on Friday, November 29th at 6pm featuring performances from The Nutcracker, area choirs and dance groups, and the Galveston Community Band. The Lighting Celebration highlights one of the more than 50 days of holiday fun in Galveston, the “Winter Wonder Island” of Texas. The Galveston Holiday Lighting Celebration is an annual, free family event and marks the start of the official holiday season in Galveston. 

The Galveston Holiday Lighting Celebration begins with the arrival of Santa Claus by horse-drawn carriage, followed by the lighting of the hotel’s 35-foot Christmas tree with a countdown led by Santa Claus and Galveston’s Mayor Pro-Tem Craig Brown. KHOU-TV’s Mia Gradney will emcee the event. 

Performance groups include the Galveston Community Band directed by Doyle Neuwiller, Fanfare Lutheran Music Academy Singers and Dancers led by Anita Donato, Trinity School Choir led by Laura Hyatt, The Burnet Royals directed by Stephanie Silva, and DLS Dance Studio under the direction of Tatiana Verega. The evening concludes with a performance by the Galveston Ballet under the direction of Janel Amsallem. Dickens on The Strand’s Queen Victoria and other special characters will also make appearances during the festivities. Additionally, children can have photos taken with Santa Claus in the hotel’s Music Hall. Souvenir photos with Santa by KC Photography will be available for purchase for $15. 

Throughout the evening’s festivities, Hotel Galvez staff collects monetary donations for the Salvation Army to help make the holidays brighter for all members of the community. 

Hotel Galvez & Spa will unveil its special “The Night Before Christmas” themed gingerbread village on Thursday, November 28th. This famous poem will be recreated in gingerbread for guests to enjoy. The gingerbread house is on public display in the lobby through January 2nd. 

“We are honored to host another Holiday Lighting Celebration for our guests and the local community,” says Complex General Manager Marty Miles. “Every year, this event gets bigger and it’s a fun way to celebrate the beginning of the 2019 Christmas and holiday season.”

Hotel Galvez is also hosting Sunday Brunch with Santa on December 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd, 11am-2pm. Guests are invited to take pictures with Santa and all will leave with a courtesy gift from Santa. For brunch reservations, call (409)765-7721 or book via Open Table.

Brunch at Hotel Galvez is a family tradition for many guests. The hotel will begin taking Thanksgiving Brunch reservations on Monday, November 4th and Christmas Day Brunch reservations on Monday, December 2nd. Advance reservations are required and are available by calling (409)515-2028. Additionally, the hotel hosts Sunday Brunch with Santa every Sunday in December before Christmas.

For those seeking a romantic New Year’s Eve Dinner, Hotel Galvez offers a special four-course dinner at Galvez Bar & Grill. Dinner is served 5-10pm and advance reservations are suggested. Reg and Cary will play 7-12:30am as the hotel rings in the New Year and celebrates 2020. Reservations for the restaurant are available via Open Table or by calling (409)515-2145.

Nov
30
Sat
Brewery Tours at Galveston Island Brewing @ Galveston Island Brewing
Nov 30 @ 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.

Miracle pop Up Bar with DTO @ DTO Daquiri Time Out
Nov 30 @ 5:00 pm – 11:30 pm

November 29th-December 25th: Miracle Pop-up Bar at DTO (DAQUIRI TIME OUT) – “Miracle” is a Christmas-themed pop-up bar that serves specialty holiday cocktails from locations around the world. With kitschy holiday décor and professionally developed cocktails, Miracle is sure to get even the grouchiest grinch in the holiday spirit. DTO is located at 2701 Market St. in Downtown Galveston.

Merry Christmas from The Doo Wop Project at The Grand @ The Grand 1894 Opera House
Nov 30 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Doo Wop Project begins at the beginning, tracing the evolution of Doo Wop from the classic sound of five guys singing tight harmonies on a street corner to the biggest hits on the radio today. In their epic shows DWP takes audiences on a journey from foundational tunes of groups like the Crests, Belmonts, and Flamingos through their influences on the sounds of Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, and The Four Seasons all the way to “DooWopified” versions of modern musicians like Michael Jackson, Jason Mraz and Maroon 5. Celebrate the holidays with a whole new array of Doo Wop music! Tickets are $25-$85.

Merry Christmas from The Doo Wop Project at The Grand @ The Grand 1894 Opera House
Nov 30 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Doo Wop Project begins at the beginning, tracing the evolution of Doo Wop from the classic sound of five guys singing tight harmonies on a street corner to the biggest hits on the radio today. In their epic shows DWP takes audiences on a journey from foundational tunes of groups like the Crests, Belmonts, and Flamingos through their influences on the sounds of Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, and The Four Seasons, all the way to “DooWopified” versions of modern musicians like Michael Jackson, Jason Mraz and Maroon 5. Celebrate the holidays with a whole new array of Doo Wop music! Tickets are $25-$85.

Dec
1
Sun
Sunday Hootanany Jam at Galveston Island Brewing @ Galveston Island Brewing
Dec 1 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Every Sunday 1-4pm, join the acoustic jam!

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.

Miracle pop Up Bar with DTO @ DTO Daquiri Time Out
Dec 1 @ 5:00 pm – 11:30 pm

November 29th-December 25th: Miracle Pop-up Bar at DTO (DAQUIRI TIME OUT) – “Miracle” is a Christmas-themed pop-up bar that serves specialty holiday cocktails from locations around the world. With kitschy holiday décor and professionally developed cocktails, Miracle is sure to get even the grouchiest grinch in the holiday spirit. DTO is located at 2701 Market St. in Downtown Galveston.

Dec
2
Mon
Miracle pop Up Bar with DTO @ DTO Daquiri Time Out
Dec 2 @ 5:00 pm – 11:30 pm

November 29th-December 25th: Miracle Pop-up Bar at DTO (DAQUIRI TIME OUT) – “Miracle” is a Christmas-themed pop-up bar that serves specialty holiday cocktails from locations around the world. With kitschy holiday décor and professionally developed cocktails, Miracle is sure to get even the grouchiest grinch in the holiday spirit. DTO is located at 2701 Market St. in Downtown Galveston.

Dec
3
Tue
Miracle pop Up Bar with DTO @ DTO Daquiri Time Out
Dec 3 @ 5:00 pm – 11:30 pm

November 29th-December 25th: Miracle Pop-up Bar at DTO (DAQUIRI TIME OUT) – “Miracle” is a Christmas-themed pop-up bar that serves specialty holiday cocktails from locations around the world. With kitschy holiday décor and professionally developed cocktails, Miracle is sure to get even the grouchiest grinch in the holiday spirit. DTO is located at 2701 Market St. in Downtown Galveston.

Dec
4
Wed
Miracle pop Up Bar with DTO @ DTO Daquiri Time Out
Dec 4 @ 5:00 pm – 11:30 pm

November 29th-December 25th: Miracle Pop-up Bar at DTO (DAQUIRI TIME OUT) – “Miracle” is a Christmas-themed pop-up bar that serves specialty holiday cocktails from locations around the world. With kitschy holiday décor and professionally developed cocktails, Miracle is sure to get even the grouchiest grinch in the holiday spirit. DTO is located at 2701 Market St. in Downtown Galveston.

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