It’s a Holiday Island: Tons of Holly-Jolly, Magically-Memorable Events

Ready for a Galveston Bay Holiday? Our family of coastal communities offer two months of magical events and activities from November to New Year’s.  The coast and bay offer great weather, incredible events, world-class attractions, award-winning Gulf seafood and an array of shops full of unique gifts for your shopping pleasure.

Dickens on The Squares

For more than 46 years, Galveston Historical Foundation has hosted Dickens on The Strand in downtown Galveston to experience the architecture, sights, and sounds of a Victorian holiday. This year finds the beloved annual event in a new configuration while addressing the ongoing impact of COVID-19.  (December 5-6, 2020)

Holiday in the Gardens

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. (November 21, 2020 – January 2, 2021)

Bolivar Christmas Festival

The event will feature arts, crafts, furniture, Christmas decor, clothing, jewelry, and much more. (November 28, 2020)

Christmas Boat Lane Parade on Clear Lake

The parade features more than ​60 brightly decorated power and sailboats that will traverse the Clear Lake channel from the South Shore Harbour Marina and the Nassau Bay Lagoon to Galveston Bay. (December 12, 2020)

Holiday with the Cranes

For a unique holiday experience, spend a wonderful, winter Saturday in Galveston celebrating the return of the island’s wintering Sandhill Cranes at Holiday with the Cranes.  (December 12, 2020)

Downtown Galveston Holiday Shopping

This holiday season, historic downtown Galveston welcomes you to a wonderland of shopping & Victorian-style merriment. (November – December, 2020)

Santa Hustle

It’s not just a race. It’s a magical experience.   (December 20, 2020)


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