Santa Claus is definitely coming to town this holiday season and there are plenty of opportunities to share your Christmas list with Jolly Old Saint Nick. Mark your calendars for these Santa Sighting occasions and check your children’s annual visit with Santa off your “to do” list.
Ongoing through Dec. 23, Photos with Santa at Moody Gardens
Nov. 25, Galveston Holiday Lighting Celebration at Hotel Galvez with a special appearance by Santa Claus
Nov. 25 – Dec. 31, Holiday Splash at Schlitterbahn Galveston Indoor Waterpark with Surfing Santa Nov. 25 – Dec. 23
Nov. 26, Porch Rocking with Santa at The Bryan Museum
Nov. 26, Hendley Green Holiday Kickoff and Tree Lighting
Nov. 26, Santa at The Grand 1894 Opera House (Edna’s Room Holiday Art Market)
Dec. 2 – 4, 43rd Annual Dickens on The Strand
Dec. 3, 10, 17 & 24, Cheer on the Pier Saturdays with Santa with kids activities and holiday movies at the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier
Dec. 4, Sunday Brunch with Santa at Hotel Galvez
Dec. 10, Galveston Holiday in the Park at Saengerfest Park
Dec. 10, Santa Train at Galveston Railroad Museum
Dec. 11, Sunday Brunch with Santa at Hotel Galvez
Dec. 17, Santa on The Strand
Dec. 17 – 18, Santa Hustle Half Marathon & 5K (runners are dressed as Santa)
Dec. 18, Sunday Brunch with Santa at Hotel Galvez
Dec. 25, Christmas Day Brunch at Hotel Galvez with a special appearance by Santa
Extend your visit to more than just a day trip and book your holiday getaway.
Where to Stay:
• 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.
• 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.
Both packages are available Nov. 12 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.