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Oct
22
Tue
Galvez October Ghost Tour and Dinners @ Hotel Galvez & Spa
Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm – Nov 21 @ 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
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
20
Wed
Kimber Fountain’s ‘Galveston’s Red Light District: A History of The Line’ Tours
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm – Nov 21 @ 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
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.

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.

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
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.

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.

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
Holiday in the Gardens at Moody Gardens @ Moody Gardens
Nov 24 @ 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.

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.

Downtown Laser & Lights Show @ Saengerfest Park
Nov 24 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

November 24th-December 31st (6-10pm): Downtown Lasers & Lights – Galveston’s historic downtown district will host Downtown Lasers & Lights featuring new laser shows, a magical display of lights and other holiday-themed attractions in Saengerfest Park and beyond. Highlights at Saengerfest Park include a 30-feet-tall Christmas tree and a giant snow globe for visitors to enjoy on weekends. In addition, lights will be hung on The Strand from 20th to 25th streets as well as along 23rd and Postoffice Streets. The 36-block district will sparkle with lasers and lights while visitors enjoy boutique shopping, dining, antiques, art galleries and more. New this year, four-hour holiday laser shows synchronized to music will be projected on the American National Insurance Company Building on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through December 22nd. While in the area, visitors can tackle some of their holiday shopping at the district’s many gift shops, boutiques, art galleries, and antique shops set among beautiful Victorian architecture. This is free to attend.

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