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Welcome to Galveston Island Guide’s Day to Day calendar of fun & cool events and things to do!

 

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Nov
10
Sun
Hand Lettering Workshop at Galveston Art Center @ Galveston Arts Center
Nov 10 @ 2:00 pm – Dec 3 @ 4:00 pm

November 10th (2-4pm): Hand Lettering Workshop – With plenty of time to send your holiday greeting cards, Bekah Guedry of My Creative Buzz will lead this one-day workshop in hand-lettering so you can use a stylistic brush calligraphy font with confidence. Work from live demos, worksheets with sample letters and words, and try a variety of brush pens, felt-tip markers, and papers. Once you get comfortable, you’ll have time to make a holiday-themed quote on cardstock, which you can decorate, copy, and/or cut to shape to place on gift tags, greeting cards, dinner party place cards, treat bag decorations, or anything else you dream up! All materials and supplies are provided during the workshop. Feel free to bring a beverage and some of your own items to write on if you already have them. This is suggested for adults and kids ages 10 and up.  Class cost is $15.

The galleries are open to the public Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-5pm, and Sunday 12 noon-5pm. Admission is free at all times.

Nov
15
Fri
Brushes By The Beach Plein Air Contest @ G. Lee Gallery
Nov 15 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

November 9th-16th (9am-5pm): Brushes By The Beach Plein Air Contest – Open to any artist using the Plein Air technique. Art must be painted on Galveston Island during the event time frame. Go to gleegallery.net for complete contest rules. Paint one day or every day on Galveston Island for eligibility. The November Plein-Air Watercolor Contest benefits both Artist Boat and The Humane Society.

https://www.gleegallery.net/Shopping-Cart.html?fbclid=IwAR0unrRwlDVkBSICsxdXRB-1q645feIuyHa-mOj2zNEFu4d-WdAvVQEu1Tw

On Exhibit at GAC: Erin Curtis | Night and Day @ Galveston Arts Center
Nov 15 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

On view through November 17th is Erin Curtis’ “Night and Day.” 

Curtis’ exhibition includes recent large-scale paintings that are dense with color and pattern. Her layered, cut-canvas works contain disrupted surfaces and reflect an interest in geometric abstraction and its historical roots in weaving, architecture, nature, and ritual. The paintings in “Night and Day” are nearly overwhelmed by an unreadable chaos that is pulled back to the edge of order by familiar patterns and forms. The exhibition will be on view through November 17th, 2019.

Erin Curtis is an artist living and working in Austin, Texas. Curtis’s work combines utopian ideals of beauty and structure, with process and chance. Primarily working as a painter, she also creates large-scale, site-specific installations and public art projects.

She has received grants from the Dallas Museum of Art, the Andy Warhol Foundation, the City of Austin and the District of Columbia. Curtis has had solo shows at Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX (2017), CalPoly, San Luis Obispo, California (2016), Big Medium Gallery, Austin, Texas (2015) and Flashpoint Gallery, Washington, DC (2015). She has created commissioned works for the Chicago Transit Authority, the City of Washington D.C., Facebook, Art in Embassies and the City of Austin. In the summer of 2019, a 20- foot tall cut brick mural commissioned by Intelligentsia Coffee will be installed in downtown Austin. Curtis attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2010 and was awarded residencies at Anderson Ranch (2012) and Vermont Studio Center (2014). In 2008-2009, Curtis was a Fulbright Scholar in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Curtis graduated from Williams College with a BA in Liberal Arts in 1999 and received her MFA from the University of Texas at Austin in 2007.

For more info go to erinelizabethcurtis.com.

In GAC’s second-floor galleries, the exhibition Exchange Rate is on view through October 6th, 2019. The exhibition features artists who incorporate currency in their work as material and subject matter. “Exchange Rate” features work by Corey Ackelmire, Mike Beradino, Rene Cruz, Kevin Curry, Kathy Hall, Mary Jeys, Virginia Lee Montgomery, Ken Little, Deborah Mersky, Phillip Pyle II, Dan Tague, The Art Guys, and Anthony Thompson Shumate.

These exhibitions are supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

GAC is the organizer of ArtWalk, which takes place every six weeks in downtown Galveston. The ArtWalk brochure, which lists participating venues, hours, information, and map can be downloaded at galvestonartscenter.org. The galleries are open to the public Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-5pm, and Sunday 12 noon-5pm. Admission is free at all times.

“Undercover,” by Venezuelan-born artist Gerardo Rosales at GAC @ Galveston Arts Center
Nov 15 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Galveston Arts Center presents “Undercover,” a solo exhibition by Venezuelan-born and Houston-based artist Gerardo Rosales opening Saturday, October 12th, 6-9pm, with artist talk beginning at 6:30pm. Rosales explores issues of class, race, gender, and immigration to expose social inequalities experienced by immigrants coming from Latin America to the United States. Rosales appropriates ornamental aspects of folk art and geometric abstraction, infiltrated with elements that evoke adversity faced by these individuals looking for a better life, only to find themselves facing similar conditions of social and economic exclusion. His paintings include rich colors and patterns that juxtapose the harshness of the wilderness of the tropics with domestic imagery. His works mix conflict with playfulness as a means to exaggerate reality with irony. The exhibition will be on view through January 5th, 2020.

The Polar Express with the Galveston Railroad Museum @ Galveston Railroad Museum
Nov 15 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Polar Express™ Train Ride is a theatrical re-creation of the classic children’s story on board a real train. Set to the soundtrack of the motion picture, passengers will relive the magic of the classic story as they are whisked away on the Polar Express for a magical one-hour trip to meet Santa.

Passengers are served hot chocolate and a treat by dancing chefs, enjoy a reading of the book by Chris Van Allsburg, and receive the first gift of Christmas (a silver sleigh bell) after Santa boards the train to greet families. Attendants lead passengers in caroling and fun holiday activities on the return trip to Galveston’s historic depot.

The Polar Express™ Train Ride in Galveston consists of six separate cars pulled by vintage locomotives from the Galveston Railroad Museum’s collection. On board, you will be seated in either Coach or First Class according to your ticket purchase. Every guest will experience the same excitement and wonder of THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride.

November 15th-17th, 22nd-24th, 27th, & 29th-30th and & December 1st, 6th-8th, 13th-15th, 20th-22nd, 23rd, and 26th-29th.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday rides will be at 5pm, 6:45pm, and 8:30pm. Sunday matinee are 3:15pm Tickets prices are $27-$75. The Polar Express™ is almost completely sold out.

Tickets are available by calling (320)244-0213 or  (409)765-5700 or at galvestonrrmuseum.org/polar-express.

Ghost Bus Tours @ Galveston Experience Company
Nov 15 @ 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/.

The Polar Express with the Galveston Railroad Museum @ Galveston Railroad Museum
Nov 15 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The Polar Express™ Train Ride is a theatrical re-creation of the classic children’s story on board a real train. Set to the soundtrack of the motion picture, passengers will relive the magic of the classic story as they are whisked away on the Polar Express for a magical one-hour trip to meet Santa.

Passengers are served hot chocolate and a treat by dancing chefs, enjoy a reading of the book by Chris Van Allsburg, and receive the first gift of Christmas (a silver sleigh bell) after Santa boards the train to greet families. Attendants lead passengers in caroling and fun holiday activities on the return trip to Galveston’s historic depot.

The Polar Express™ Train Ride in Galveston consists of six separate cars pulled by vintage locomotives from the Galveston Railroad Museum’s collection. On board, you will be seated in either Coach or First Class according to your ticket purchase. Every guest will experience the same excitement and wonder of THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride.

November 15th-17th, 22nd-24th, 27th, & 29th-30th and & December 1st, 6th-8th, 13th-15th, 20th-22nd, 23rd, and 26th-29th.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday rides will be at 5pm, 6:45pm, and 8:30pm. Sunday matinee are 3:15pm Tickets prices are $27-$75. The Polar Express™ is almost completely sold out.

Tickets are available by calling (320)244-0213 or  (409)765-5700 or at galvestonrrmuseum.org/polar-express.

Nov
16
Sat
Brushes By The Beach Plein Air Contest @ G. Lee Gallery
Nov 16 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

November 9th-16th (9am-5pm): Brushes By The Beach Plein Air Contest – Open to any artist using the Plein Air technique. Art must be painted on Galveston Island during the event time frame. Go to gleegallery.net for complete contest rules. Paint one day or every day on Galveston Island for eligibility. The November Plein-Air Watercolor Contest benefits both Artist Boat and The Humane Society.

https://www.gleegallery.net/Shopping-Cart.html?fbclid=IwAR0unrRwlDVkBSICsxdXRB-1q645feIuyHa-mOj2zNEFu4d-WdAvVQEu1Tw

Jewelry Making with Annette Kinslow at G. Lee Gallery @ G. Lee Gallery
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Jewelry Making with Annette Kinslow (10am-1pm): G. Lee Gallery invites you to join master jeweler Annette Kinslow for a Viking Knit jewelry making workshop. Handmade chains have been found in Viking treasure troves. Made from melted down coins turned into fine wire, these chains are formed using a loop in loop technique. All materials as well as the use of tools during class are provided. Beginners are welcome. This a fun bracelet to make. You will get compliments wherever you wear it! Class is $105, RSVP is needed.

G.Lee Gallery is located at 2217 Strand, Suite 107-B in Downtown Galveston. For more info call (409)370-7350 or go to gleegallery.net.

Landscapes Made Easy, Acrylic Class with Sherrie Kostura @ G. Lee Gallery
Nov 16 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Landscapes Made Easy, Acrylic Class with Sherrie Kostura (11am-1pm): Love painting landscapes, but your flowers and trees look drab? Come join award-winning artist Sherrie Kostura for tips on how you can use the magical ‘funny brush’ to paint beautiful flowers, trees, and more. No more drab, underwhelming paintings – you will leave the class with your own beautiful painting. All supplies included. Beginners to advanced welcome. Class cost is $60. Please register at gleegallery.net/Shopping-Cart.html. Instructor Sherrie Kostura has received numerous awards for her portraiture, notably a grand prize win in the Prismacolor National Art Competition. She has been featured in ‘The Illustrator Magazine’ and ‘Southwest Art.’

On Exhibit at GAC: Erin Curtis | Night and Day @ Galveston Arts Center
Nov 16 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

On view through November 17th is Erin Curtis’ “Night and Day.” 

Curtis’ exhibition includes recent large-scale paintings that are dense with color and pattern. Her layered, cut-canvas works contain disrupted surfaces and reflect an interest in geometric abstraction and its historical roots in weaving, architecture, nature, and ritual. The paintings in “Night and Day” are nearly overwhelmed by an unreadable chaos that is pulled back to the edge of order by familiar patterns and forms. The exhibition will be on view through November 17th, 2019.

Erin Curtis is an artist living and working in Austin, Texas. Curtis’s work combines utopian ideals of beauty and structure, with process and chance. Primarily working as a painter, she also creates large-scale, site-specific installations and public art projects.

She has received grants from the Dallas Museum of Art, the Andy Warhol Foundation, the City of Austin and the District of Columbia. Curtis has had solo shows at Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX (2017), CalPoly, San Luis Obispo, California (2016), Big Medium Gallery, Austin, Texas (2015) and Flashpoint Gallery, Washington, DC (2015). She has created commissioned works for the Chicago Transit Authority, the City of Washington D.C., Facebook, Art in Embassies and the City of Austin. In the summer of 2019, a 20- foot tall cut brick mural commissioned by Intelligentsia Coffee will be installed in downtown Austin. Curtis attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2010 and was awarded residencies at Anderson Ranch (2012) and Vermont Studio Center (2014). In 2008-2009, Curtis was a Fulbright Scholar in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Curtis graduated from Williams College with a BA in Liberal Arts in 1999 and received her MFA from the University of Texas at Austin in 2007.

For more info go to erinelizabethcurtis.com.

In GAC’s second-floor galleries, the exhibition Exchange Rate is on view through October 6th, 2019. The exhibition features artists who incorporate currency in their work as material and subject matter. “Exchange Rate” features work by Corey Ackelmire, Mike Beradino, Rene Cruz, Kevin Curry, Kathy Hall, Mary Jeys, Virginia Lee Montgomery, Ken Little, Deborah Mersky, Phillip Pyle II, Dan Tague, The Art Guys, and Anthony Thompson Shumate.

These exhibitions are supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

GAC is the organizer of ArtWalk, which takes place every six weeks in downtown Galveston. The ArtWalk brochure, which lists participating venues, hours, information, and map can be downloaded at galvestonartscenter.org. The galleries are open to the public Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-5pm, and Sunday 12 noon-5pm. Admission is free at all times.

Saturday Train Rides with the Galveston Railroad Museum @ Galveston Railroad Museum
Nov 16 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Every Saturday, weather permitting, Galveston Railroad Museum, located at 2602 Santa Fe Place, Downtown Galveston, offers train rides for all ages on The Harborside Express.

The “Harborside Express” is an open-air caboose that travels 1 mile up Harborside Dr., then returns to the Galveston Railroad Museum. The train rides are approximately 15 minutes long. The train is a standing ride without seats. Due to the caboose being open air, the rides will sometimes be closed during inclement weather.

Boarding for the Harborside Express begins at 11am, with the last train ride departing the depot at 1:45pm.

Tickets are $5 in addition to admission to the Galveston Railroad Museum and must be purchased at the museum or at galvestonrrmuseum.org.

“Undercover,” by Venezuelan-born artist Gerardo Rosales at GAC @ Galveston Arts Center
Nov 16 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Galveston Arts Center presents “Undercover,” a solo exhibition by Venezuelan-born and Houston-based artist Gerardo Rosales opening Saturday, October 12th, 6-9pm, with artist talk beginning at 6:30pm. Rosales explores issues of class, race, gender, and immigration to expose social inequalities experienced by immigrants coming from Latin America to the United States. Rosales appropriates ornamental aspects of folk art and geometric abstraction, infiltrated with elements that evoke adversity faced by these individuals looking for a better life, only to find themselves facing similar conditions of social and economic exclusion. His paintings include rich colors and patterns that juxtapose the harshness of the wilderness of the tropics with domestic imagery. His works mix conflict with playfulness as a means to exaggerate reality with irony. The exhibition will be on view through January 5th, 2020.

Author’s Afternoon at G. Lee Gallery @ G. Lee Gallery
Nov 16 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Author’s Afternoon (12 noon-3pm): Like to read a good thriller? Join author Wren Richards for the low down on a really good, page turning thriller that is based on a true story that happened to her! Got some kids on your holiday shopping list? George Douglas Lee’s ‘Oppy the Popping Hopper’ rhyming fun book for kids will also be available It is illustrated, written, and rhymed all by George Lee himself.

G.Lee Gallery is located at 2217 Strand, Suite 107-B in Downtown Galveston. For more info call (409)370-7350 or go to gleegallery.net.

The Polar Express with the Galveston Railroad Museum @ Galveston Railroad Museum
Nov 16 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Polar Express™ Train Ride is a theatrical re-creation of the classic children’s story on board a real train. Set to the soundtrack of the motion picture, passengers will relive the magic of the classic story as they are whisked away on the Polar Express for a magical one-hour trip to meet Santa.

Passengers are served hot chocolate and a treat by dancing chefs, enjoy a reading of the book by Chris Van Allsburg, and receive the first gift of Christmas (a silver sleigh bell) after Santa boards the train to greet families. Attendants lead passengers in caroling and fun holiday activities on the return trip to Galveston’s historic depot.

The Polar Express™ Train Ride in Galveston consists of six separate cars pulled by vintage locomotives from the Galveston Railroad Museum’s collection. On board, you will be seated in either Coach or First Class according to your ticket purchase. Every guest will experience the same excitement and wonder of THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride.

November 15th-17th, 22nd-24th, 27th, & 29th-30th and & December 1st, 6th-8th, 13th-15th, 20th-22nd, 23rd, and 26th-29th.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday rides will be at 5pm, 6:45pm, and 8:30pm. Sunday matinee are 3:15pm Tickets prices are $27-$75. The Polar Express™ is almost completely sold out.

Tickets are available by calling (320)244-0213 or  (409)765-5700 or at galvestonrrmuseum.org/polar-express.

Ghost Bus Tours @ Galveston Experience Company
Nov 16 @ 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/.

The Polar Express with the Galveston Railroad Museum @ Galveston Railroad Museum
Nov 16 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The Polar Express™ Train Ride is a theatrical re-creation of the classic children’s story on board a real train. Set to the soundtrack of the motion picture, passengers will relive the magic of the classic story as they are whisked away on the Polar Express for a magical one-hour trip to meet Santa.

Passengers are served hot chocolate and a treat by dancing chefs, enjoy a reading of the book by Chris Van Allsburg, and receive the first gift of Christmas (a silver sleigh bell) after Santa boards the train to greet families. Attendants lead passengers in caroling and fun holiday activities on the return trip to Galveston’s historic depot.

The Polar Express™ Train Ride in Galveston consists of six separate cars pulled by vintage locomotives from the Galveston Railroad Museum’s collection. On board, you will be seated in either Coach or First Class according to your ticket purchase. Every guest will experience the same excitement and wonder of THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride.

November 15th-17th, 22nd-24th, 27th, & 29th-30th and & December 1st, 6th-8th, 13th-15th, 20th-22nd, 23rd, and 26th-29th.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday rides will be at 5pm, 6:45pm, and 8:30pm. Sunday matinee are 3:15pm Tickets prices are $27-$75. The Polar Express™ is almost completely sold out.

Tickets are available by calling (320)244-0213 or  (409)765-5700 or at galvestonrrmuseum.org/polar-express.

Nov
17
Sun
On Exhibit at GAC: Erin Curtis | Night and Day @ Galveston Arts Center
Nov 17 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

On view through November 17th is Erin Curtis’ “Night and Day.” 

Curtis’ exhibition includes recent large-scale paintings that are dense with color and pattern. Her layered, cut-canvas works contain disrupted surfaces and reflect an interest in geometric abstraction and its historical roots in weaving, architecture, nature, and ritual. The paintings in “Night and Day” are nearly overwhelmed by an unreadable chaos that is pulled back to the edge of order by familiar patterns and forms. The exhibition will be on view through November 17th, 2019.

Erin Curtis is an artist living and working in Austin, Texas. Curtis’s work combines utopian ideals of beauty and structure, with process and chance. Primarily working as a painter, she also creates large-scale, site-specific installations and public art projects.

She has received grants from the Dallas Museum of Art, the Andy Warhol Foundation, the City of Austin and the District of Columbia. Curtis has had solo shows at Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX (2017), CalPoly, San Luis Obispo, California (2016), Big Medium Gallery, Austin, Texas (2015) and Flashpoint Gallery, Washington, DC (2015). She has created commissioned works for the Chicago Transit Authority, the City of Washington D.C., Facebook, Art in Embassies and the City of Austin. In the summer of 2019, a 20- foot tall cut brick mural commissioned by Intelligentsia Coffee will be installed in downtown Austin. Curtis attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2010 and was awarded residencies at Anderson Ranch (2012) and Vermont Studio Center (2014). In 2008-2009, Curtis was a Fulbright Scholar in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Curtis graduated from Williams College with a BA in Liberal Arts in 1999 and received her MFA from the University of Texas at Austin in 2007.

For more info go to erinelizabethcurtis.com.

In GAC’s second-floor galleries, the exhibition Exchange Rate is on view through October 6th, 2019. The exhibition features artists who incorporate currency in their work as material and subject matter. “Exchange Rate” features work by Corey Ackelmire, Mike Beradino, Rene Cruz, Kevin Curry, Kathy Hall, Mary Jeys, Virginia Lee Montgomery, Ken Little, Deborah Mersky, Phillip Pyle II, Dan Tague, The Art Guys, and Anthony Thompson Shumate.

These exhibitions are supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

GAC is the organizer of ArtWalk, which takes place every six weeks in downtown Galveston. The ArtWalk brochure, which lists participating venues, hours, information, and map can be downloaded at galvestonartscenter.org. The galleries are open to the public Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-5pm, and Sunday 12 noon-5pm. Admission is free at all times.

The Polar Express with the Galveston Railroad Museum @ Galveston Railroad Museum
Nov 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Polar Express™ Train Ride is a theatrical re-creation of the classic children’s story on board a real train. Set to the soundtrack of the motion picture, passengers will relive the magic of the classic story as they are whisked away on the Polar Express for a magical one-hour trip to meet Santa.

Passengers are served hot chocolate and a treat by dancing chefs, enjoy a reading of the book by Chris Van Allsburg, and receive the first gift of Christmas (a silver sleigh bell) after Santa boards the train to greet families. Attendants lead passengers in caroling and fun holiday activities on the return trip to Galveston’s historic depot.

The Polar Express™ Train Ride in Galveston consists of six separate cars pulled by vintage locomotives from the Galveston Railroad Museum’s collection. On board, you will be seated in either Coach or First Class according to your ticket purchase. Every guest will experience the same excitement and wonder of THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride.

November 15th-17th, 22nd-24th, 27th, & 29th-30th and & December 1st, 6th-8th, 13th-15th, 20th-22nd, 23rd, and 26th-29th.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday rides will be at 5pm, 6:45pm, and 8:30pm. Sunday matinee are 3:15pm Tickets prices are $27-$75. The Polar Express™ is almost completely sold out.

Tickets are available by calling (320)244-0213 or  (409)765-5700 or at galvestonrrmuseum.org/polar-express.

The Polar Express with the Galveston Railroad Museum @ Galveston Railroad Museum
Nov 17 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The Polar Express™ Train Ride is a theatrical re-creation of the classic children’s story on board a real train. Set to the soundtrack of the motion picture, passengers will relive the magic of the classic story as they are whisked away on the Polar Express for a magical one-hour trip to meet Santa.

Passengers are served hot chocolate and a treat by dancing chefs, enjoy a reading of the book by Chris Van Allsburg, and receive the first gift of Christmas (a silver sleigh bell) after Santa boards the train to greet families. Attendants lead passengers in caroling and fun holiday activities on the return trip to Galveston’s historic depot.

The Polar Express™ Train Ride in Galveston consists of six separate cars pulled by vintage locomotives from the Galveston Railroad Museum’s collection. On board, you will be seated in either Coach or First Class according to your ticket purchase. Every guest will experience the same excitement and wonder of THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride.

November 15th-17th, 22nd-24th, 27th, & 29th-30th and & December 1st, 6th-8th, 13th-15th, 20th-22nd, 23rd, and 26th-29th.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday rides will be at 5pm, 6:45pm, and 8:30pm. Sunday matinee are 3:15pm Tickets prices are $27-$75. The Polar Express™ is almost completely sold out.

Tickets are available by calling (320)244-0213 or  (409)765-5700 or at galvestonrrmuseum.org/polar-express.

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