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Make the most of your stay on Galveston Island with our insiders guide to exploring the area. Our monthly Staff Picks highlight all of the historic places, interactive tours, and family-friendly attractions that make our beachfront city so special. Read more to learn about our favorite places to drink, dine, shop, and explore.

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02 Dec

Galveston Attractions and Eateries Open for the Holidays

Kids of all ages can ride the waves and groove to the music and holiday light shows. Next, keep the fun holiday vibe going for the family with a visit to Moody Gardens, where you’ll find eight ongoing attractions through January 12, 2020. Later, treat yourself to a magical performance of the Cirque Joyeux Dinner and Show, which features the delicious culinary stylings of Chef Felipe Gonzalez as a prelude to an exciting show that includes acrobats on skates, trapeze artists, and the delightful antics of the Pompeyo Family rescue dogs in a new act.

Many local eateries are open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and we’ve listed a few of them here. Fisherman’s Wharf, the Rainforest Café, Rudy and Pacos, and Gaido’s Seafood Restaurant are popular choices. And don't miss out on one of Galveston's favorite desserts—a giant slice of Gaido's famous pecan pie. Before heading out, always remember to call ahead as reservations are usually required. Don’t miss out on the creative culinary offerings featured by some of the island’s finest hotels. At Hotel Galvez & Spa, you’ll enjoy deluxe accommodations on the beach while you feast on an extravagant holiday brunch and dinner. Advance reservations for Christmas Day brunch are required. In the historic Strand District, the Tremont Café at The Tremont House features a holiday menu, along with breakfast, dinner, free Wi-Fi, and Starbucks coffee. For a stunning harbor view and easy access to all the attractions and restaurants of Pier 21, make your reservations at the Harbor House Hotel and Marina at Pier 21.