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Celebrate the Holidays on beautiful Galveston Island

During the holiday season, Galveston is transformed into the "Winter Wonder Island" of Texas offering 50 days of holiday fun. There are a variety of events to enjoy and there's always plenty of shopping. Below are some of top picks. And, remember to request our courtesy shuttle for event in Historic Downtown Galveston or take the new trolley.

Things to do

Where to shop

  • La King's Confectionery, 2323 Strand, for fudge, saltwater taffy and chocolate
  • The Jewel Garden, 2326 Strand, for wooden watches and one-of-a-kind jewelry
  • Tina's on The Strand, 2326 Strand, for Brighton jewelry, Johnny Was and Lior clothing
  • Spice and Tea Exchange, 2309 Strand, well, for tea and spices
  • Gracie's, 2228 Strand, for Vera Bradley
  • Head to Footsies, 2211 Strand, for your new holiday garb, pajamas and more
  • The Admiralty on The Strand, 2211 Strand, for Mova Gloves and Swiss Army Knives
  • Emboldened Boutique, 2211 Strand, for Lucky Brand.
  • The Marketplace at Peanut Butter Warehouse, 102 20th Strand, unique gift items and home décor
  • Strand Brass and Christmas on The Strand, 2115 Strand, for every holiday decoration imaginable
  • Hendley Market, 2010 Strand, for Nativity Scenes from around the world
  • Eighteen Seventy One, 2002 Strand, WoodWick & RibbonWick Candles and Kitras Art Glass
  • The Kitchen Chick, 528 23rd Street, for any and every cooking tool
  • Galveston Coffee Roaster, 532 23rd Street, for seasonal coffee blends

Where to dine

If you are staying in Galveston on a Thursday through Sunday, we suggest our Prime Rib Special at Galvez Bar and Grill. The Prime Rib is available for $24 and includes a 10oz. prime rib, seasonal vegetables, gorgonzola scalloped potatoes and corned bread muffins. A portion of the proceeds funds a monthly meal at the Salvation Army. Reservations are available via OpenTable or by calling (409) 765-7721.

Where to stay

Hotel Galvez & Spa Holiday Magic Package

(For stays Nov. 14, 2017 thru Jan. 6, 2018)

Make Hotel Galvez & Spa your choice for a "Holiday Getaway" as Galveston is transformed into the "Winter Wonder Island" of Texas, offering 50 days of holiday fun. Hotel Galvez & Spa is pleased to offer a Galveston Holiday Getaway Package Nov. 11 through Dec. 30, 2017. Enjoy breakfast for two at Galvez Bar & Grill, two tickets to Moody Gardens' Ice Land: Rainforest Holiday as well as complimentary valet and a courtesy shuttle to the Historic Strand District known for its shopping and dining.

Holiday package includes

  • Historic accommodations for two nights at Hotel Galvez
  • Breakfast for two at Galvez Bar and Grill
  • Two tickets to Moody Gardens' Ice Land: Rainforest Holiday
  • Complimentary valet and courtesy shuttle to Historic Strand District (or take the trolley)

Dickens on The Strand Weekend Package

(For stays Dec. 1-3, 2017)

Experience Galveston's renowned 44th Annual Dickens on The Strand holiday street festival as historic downtown is transformed into 19th century Victorian London. Enjoy parades, non-stop holiday entertainment on multiple stages, strolling carolers, roving musicians and the best in holiday shopping as costumed vendors peddle their wares. Your package includes two tickets to the festival and breakfast for two at Galvez Bar and Grill. Take advantage of our courtesy hotel shuttle or take the trolley to The Strand District.

Weekend package includes

  • Historic accommodations for two nights at Hotel Galvez
  • Breakfast for two on Saturday
  • Two tickets to Dickens on The Strand on Saturday. Free admission to Fezziwig's Beer Hall from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday.
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