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December Events

About 7 month(s) ago by GalvTravelGirl
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December kicks off with Dickens on The Strand and offers plenty to celebrate the holidays. Mark your calendar for Galveston’s most popular events in December:
 
December Calendar:

 

• Nov. 12 - Jan. 8, Moody Gardens Ice Land: Ice Sculptures – Caribbean Christmas
• Nov. 12 – Jan. 8, Moody Gardens Festival of Lights

• Dec. 2 – 4, 43rd Annual Dickens on The Strand
Dec. 2 – 3, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol at The Grand 1894 Opera House
Dec. 2, The Grand Strand Soiree at Hendley Green
Dec. 2, Victorian Holiday Homes Tour
Dec. 3, Victorian Pipe Organ Extravaganza at Trinity Episcopal Church
Dec. 3, Cheer on the Pier with kids activities and holiday movies at the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier
Dec. 4, Sunday Brunch with Santa at Hotel Galvez
Dec. 10, Nutcracker Afternoon Tea at The Grand 1894 Opera House
Dec. 10 – 11, The Nutcracker Ballet at The Grand 1894 Opera House
Dec. 10, Holiday Concert in the Park
Dec. 10 – 11, Holiday with the Cranes
Dec. 10, Santa on the Strand
Dec. 10, Santa Train at Galveston Railroad Museum
Dec. 10, Nutcracker Afternoon Tea at The Grand 1894 Opera House
Dec. 10 – 11, The Nutcracker Ballet at The Grand 1894 Opera House
Dec. 10, Holiday Concert in the Park
Dec. 11, Sunday Brunch with Santa at Hotel Galvez
Dec. 16 – 25, Cirque Joyeux Noel Dinner and Show at Moody Gardens
Dec. 17, Santa on The Strand
Dec. 17, Jerry Jeff Walker at The Grand 1894 Opera House
Dec. 18, Sunday Brunch with Santa at Hotel Galvez
Dec. 18, Loretta Lynn, Queen of Country Music at The Grand 1894 Opera House
Dec. 25, Christmas Day Brunch at Hotel Galvez
 
Upcoming in 2017:
Jan. 14, Wisenthal at The Grand 1894 Opera House
Jan. 21 – 22, The Oak Ridge Boys at The Grand 1894 Opera House
Jan. 29, Pippin at The Grand 1894 Opera House
Feb. 4, An Evening with Sophia Loren at The Grand 1894 Opera House
Feb. 12, Galveston Marathon
Feb. 12, Pump Boys and Dinettes at The Grand 1894 Opera House
Feb. 17-28, Mardi Gras! Galveston
 
Seawall and Downtown Parking Tips
The City of Galveston charges for parking along Seawall Blvd. from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily from 6th to 69th Streets and from 81st to 103rd Streets. Visitors can pay via PayByPhone or at a participating business. The location code is 5004. You will need the location code when using this App. Parking is $1/hour.
The City of Galveston charges for parking in the Central Business District (downtown including The Strand District and Postoffice) from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Visitors can pay via PayByPhone or at pay stations. The location code is 5689. You will need the location code when using this App. Downtown Parking is $1.50/hour.
 
Tips
Galveston does have Get Me, which operates similar to Uber.
How it works: According to their website, Get Me locates you via GPS as soon as you open the App, so if you want to get picked up at your current location, just tap to request a ride and a driver will accept your request. You can identify your destination in the App, either before or after you request your ride. You can also select the vehicle type you need. At the end of your ride, you’ll get an In-App receipt as well as an emailed receipt.
 
Discounts:
If you are visiting multiple attractions, visit www.galvestonislandpass.com to receive 40% off 4 or more attractions.
 
Visitor Information:
The Galveston Chamber of Commerce operates a Visitors Center at 2228 Mechanic (just one block from The Tremont House) or look for the maps posted throughout downtown.
 
 
If you can’t make it for a weekend getaway, plan a weekday escape and book one of these hotel packages:
Hotel Galvez & Spa is offering a Holiday Magic Package. Enjoy breakfast for two at Galvez Bar & Grill, two tickets to Moody Gardens’ Ice Land: Ice Sculptures, A Caribbean Christmas as well as complimentary valet and a courtesy shuttle to the Historic Strand District known for its shopping and dining. Weekday rates for the holiday package start at $188/night.
Holiday Fun at The Tremont House. The Tremont puts you in the heart of historic downtown Galveston. Enjoy breakfast for two at Tremont Café, two tickets to Moody Gardens’ Ice Land: Ice Sculptures, A Caribbean Christmas and complimentary valet when booking the holiday package. Weekday rates for the holdiay package at The Tremont House start at $188/night.
Both packages are available daily through Dec. 30, 2016.
Harbor House Hotel & Marina offers a seven day advance purchase rate that starts at $89/night weekdays. Harbor House is the only hotel located at Pier 21 and is walkable to downtown shopping.
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