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November 2018 Calendar of Events for Galveston

About 1 month(s) ago by Christine Hopkins "GalvTravelGirl"
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November begins with Lone Star Rally roaring into town and as we approach mid-November Galveston will begin its transformation for the holidays. New this year is an expanded Downtown Lanterns & Lights. Plan ahead and enjoy this gorgeous time of year on the island. 

 

•    Ongoing (Thursdays & Sundays), Galveston's Own Farmers Market at The Bryan Museum
•    Ongoing (Fridays & Saturdays), Tremont Jazz Series featuring Trio du Jour at The Tremont House from 6 to 10 p.m.
•    Ongoing (Fridays & Saturdays), Jazz Duo Reg and Cary at Hotel Galvez & Spa from 5 to 10 p.m. 

•    Nov. 1 - 4, Lone Star Rally - see our tips on Lone Star Rally
•    Nov. 7 & Nov. 8 , Galvez Monthly Ghost Tour and Dinner
•    Nov. 8, Sip & Stroll in The Historic Strand District
•    Nov. 10, Kendra Scott Trunk Show benefitting The Salvation Army at Hotel Galvez
•    Nov. 10, Family Day at Ocean Star Offshore Oil Rig & Museum
•    Nov. 10, Gabriel Royal: Underground Cello at The Grand 1894 Opera House
•    Nov. 15, Sip & Stroll in Postoffice Street District
•    Nov. 16 - Dec. 8, Why Torture is Wrong, & The People Who Love Them at Island ETC
•    Nov. 16 - Jan. 6, Magical Winter Lights Houston at Gulf Greyhound Park
•    Nov. 17, Galveston Island Market in Downtown Galveston
•    Nov. 17 - Jan. 6, Moody Gardens Festival of Lights & Ice Land: Pole to Pole
•    Nov. 22, Thanksgiving Brunch at Hotel Galvez & Spa
•    Nov. 23, City of Galveston Holiday Lighting Celebration at Hotel Galvez
•    Nov. 24, ARTWalk
•    Nov. 24, Official Kick-off of Lanterns & Lights in Historic Downtown Galveston 
•    Nov. 24 - Jan. 2, Downtown Lanterns & Lights in Historic Downtown Galveston
•    Nov. 24, Asleep at the Wheel: Merry Christmas Y'all at The Grand 1894 Opera House
•    Nov. 25, The Priests at The Grand 1894 Opera House
•    Nov. 25, Sunday Brunch with Santa at Hotel Galvez
•    Nov. 30, A Christmas Carol at The Grand 1894 Opera House
•    Nov. 30 - Dec. 2, 45th Annual Dickens on The Strand

   

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 
•    Nov. 30 - Dec. 2, 45th Annual Dickens on The Strand
•    Nov. 30 & Dec. 1, A Christmas Carol at The Grand 1894 Opera House
•    Dec. 2, Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wynton Marsalis at The Grand 1894 Opera House
•    Dec. 2, Sunday Brunch with Santa at Hotel Galvez
•    Dec. 7, Kendra Scott Trunk Show benefitting the United Way at Hotel Galvez
•    Dec. 8, Jerry Jeff Walker at The Grand 1894 Opera House
•    Dec. 9, All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 at The Grand 1894 Opera House
•    Dec. 9, Sunday Brunch with Santa at Hotel Galvez
•    Dec. 12 & Dec. 13, Galvez Monthly Ghost Tour and Dinner
•    Dec. 16, Sunday Brunch with Santa at Hotel Galvez
•    Dec. 21, Sunday Brunch with Santa at Hotel Galvez
•    Dec. 23, A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage at The Grand 1894 Opera House

 

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

 

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

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. 

 

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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