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January 2018 Not to Miss Events

About 11 month(s) ago by Christine Hopkins "GalvTravelGirl"
Sunset at Galveston's Pier 21
January on Galveston Island is filled with chili, shows at The Grand and more. Mark your calendars for Mardi Gras! Galveston 2018 Feb. 2-13.

• Ongoing (Thursday – Sunday), Galvez Gives Back $24 Prime Rib Dinner Special at Galvez Bar and Grill
• Ongoing thru Jan. 7, Festival of Lights at Moody Gardens
• Ongoing thru Jan. 7, Ice Land at Moody Gardens
• Jan. 5, First Friday in Postoffice Street District (extended hours for Postoffice District businesses)
• Jan. 7, Galveston Symphony at The Grand 1894 Opera House
• Jan. 13, ARTWalk
• Jan. 13, ARTWalk at The Tremont House
• Jan. 13, The Official Blues Brothers Revue at The Grand 1894 Opera House
• Jan. 19, Kendra Scott Trunk Sale at Hotel Galvez & Spa benefitting Gulf Coast Big Brothers Big Sisters
• Jan. 19-20, Galveston Chili Quest and Beer Fest
• Jan. 19 to 27, “Love, Loss and What I Wore” by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron at Island ETC
• Jan. 20 & 21, The Oak Ridge Boys at The Grand 1894 Opera House
• Jan. 26, Tango Fire at The Grand 1894 Opera House

Travel Tip: Check the calendar for Kitchen Chick and Clay Cup Studios. You might be able to add a cooking class to your itinerary and an artsy night out.

Plan Ahead for February
• Feb. 2-13, Mardi Gras! Galveston
• Feb. 7 & 8, Galvez Ghost Tour and Dinner at Hotel Galvez
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.

Galveston Trolley Details:
• Trolley fares are $1 for adults and free for children
• Exact change required; trolley drivers cannot make change
• The trolley operates from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday through Sunday.
• Stops include seven stops downtown, a ride down 25th Street where riders will transfer to the Seawall Trolley and stops all along the Seawall from Stewart Beach through to Moody Gardens
• For information, visit www.galvestontrolley.com

Transportation Tips
Galveston visitors can now take advantage of Uber as well as Get Me.

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.

Book Your Hotel:
For a beach view with history, stay at Hotel Galvez & Spa. The hotel provides a courtesy shuttle to transport hotel guests downtown.
For a stay in The Historic Strand District, book your stay at The Tremont House.
Or if you want to enjoy of view of the harbor, consider Harbor House Hotel & Marina at Pier 21.

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