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Celebrate the Season at Galveston, Texas Holiday Events

There's magic in the air this holiday season in Galveston. That means it's time to relax, indulge, shop, dine, play and make new traditions. Walk through the glow of holiday lights throughout the city and nearby, see a holiday show at The Grand 1894 Opera House, or simply take a few days and explore the city. Whether you're in town for a Thanksgiving family dinner or a romantic Christmas getaway, a trip to Galveston is the perfect gift. Fill the holiday season with joy and good memories at Hotel Galvez.

 

Hotel Galvez Holiday Specials

Magical Winter Lights Galvez Package

(Fri., Nov. 16 - Sun., Jan. 6, 2019)
An explosion of holiday lights and Chinese lanterns transform 20 acres at Gulf Greyhound Park into Magical Winter Lights Houston for the holiday season. This holiday experience is just a 20-minute drive from Galveston Island and is open daily. Explore a Magical Wonderland, Mystical Forest, The Lone Star State, Santa's Christmas Village, Mystery of the East and Landmarks of the World. Guests will also be entertained with cultural performances, carnival rides and Chinese arts and crafts. Your package includes two tickets at a 10% discounted admission into the festival and a 10% discount on your accommodations for at Hotel Galvez & Spa.
 
Magical Lights package includes:

  • Historic accommodations for two nights at Hotel Galvez (10% discount on our best available room rate)
  • Two tickets to Magical Winter Lights (10% discount on admission)

 

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Galveston Holiday Events

Nov. 15 - Jan. 6, Magical Winter Lights at Gulf Greyhound Park
Nov. 17 - Jan. 6, Moody Gardens Ice Land: Ice Sculptures
Nov. 17 - Jan. 6, Moody Gardens Festival of Lights
Nov. 11 - Dec. 2 (weekends), "Love & Money" at Island ETC
Nov. 22, Thanksgiving Brunch at Hotel Galvez
Nov. 23, Galveston Holiday Lighting Celebration at Hotel Galvez
Nov. 24, Asleep at the Wheel Merry Christmas Y'all at The Grand 1984 Opera House
Nov. 25, The Priests at The Grand 1984 Opera House
Nov. 17 - Dec. 30, Holiday Splash at Schlitterbahn Galveston Indoor Waterpark with Surfing Santa Nov. 25 - Dec. 23
Nov. 24 - Jan. 2 - Downtown Lantern and Lights at Saengerfest Park
Nov. 24, ARTWalk
Nov. 24, Santa at The Grand 1894 Opera House
Nov. 24, Hendley Green Holiday Kickoff and Tree Lighting
Nov. 24 - Jan. 2, Downtown Lanterns and Lights
Nov. 30 - Dec. 2, 45th Annual Dickens on The Strand
Nov. 30 - Dec. 1, Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol at The Grand 1894 Opera House
Nov. 30, The Dickens Soiree at Bishop's Palace
Dec. 1, Victorian Holiday Homes Tour
Dec. 1, Cheer on the Pier with kids activities and holiday movies at the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier
Dec. 2, Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wynton Marsalis at The Grand 1984 Opera House
Dec. 2, Sunday Brunch with Santa at Hotel Galvez
Dec. 8, Jerry Jeff Walker at The Grand 1984 Opera House
Dec. 8-9, Holiday with the Cranes sponsored by the Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council
Dec. 9, All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 at The Grand 1984 Opera House
Dec. 9, Santa on the Strand
Dec. 9, Santa's Night Out
Dec. 9, Sunday Brunch with Santa at Hotel Galvez
Dec. 9 Holiday Concert in the Park
Dec. 8, Cheer on the Pier with kids activities and holiday movies at the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier
Dec. 15-16, Santa Hustle Half Marathon & 5K
Dec. 15, Nutcracker Afternoon Tea at The Grand 1894 Opera House
Dec. 15, City Ballet of Houston presents The Nutcracker at The Grand 1894 Opera House
Dec. 15, Santa Train at Galveston Railroad Museum
Dec. 15, Santa on the Strand
Dec. 15, Cheer on the Pier with kids activities and holiday movies at the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier
Dec. 16, Sunday Brunch with Santa at Hotel Galvez
Dec. 21 - Jan. 4, Cirque Joyeux Noel Dinner and Show at Moody Gardens
Dec. 22, Santa on the Strand
Dec. 22, Cheer on the Pier with kids activities and holiday movies at the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier
Dec. 23, A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage at The Grand 1894 Opera House
Dec. 23, Sunday Brunch with Santa at Hotel Galvez
Dec. 25, Christmas Day Brunch at Hotel Galvez
Jan. 6, 12th Night Celebration at Moody Mansion
 

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Where To Dine

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Convenience of staying at Hotel Galvez:
  • Galveston Island Trolley - The trolley stop for the Seawall and Downtown routes is directly across the street from the hotel. You can take the Seawall trolley all the way to Moody Gardens and the downtown route takes you down Postoffice Street, The Strand and Pier 21.
  • Courtesy Hotel Shuttle - The hotel's courtesy shuttle makes stops at our sister properties - The Tremont House and Harbor House. Ask the valet for details.
  • Courtesy Bikes - Yes, we offer courtesy bicycles at Hotel Galvez. Check them out via the valet staff and don't forget your helmet.

 
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