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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, unwind, shop, dine, play and savor the holidays. New this year, Downtown Lanterns and Lights will transform Galveston's historic Strand and Postoffice Street. Whether you are in town for a Thanksgiving family dinner or a romantic Christmas getaway, our holiday specials are the perfect gift for you and your loved ones to enjoy. Fill the holiday season with joy and good memories at The Tremont House.  

The Tremont House Holiday Specials

Holiday Fun at the Tremont House

Magical Winter Lights Tremont Package
(Fri., Nov. 16 - Sun., Jan. 6, 2019)
Did you know just a 20-minute drive away there's an explosion of holiday lights and Chinese lanterns transforming 20 acres at Gulf Greyhound Park into Magical Winter Lights Houston for the holiday season. 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 The Tremont House. Bonus: You'll also love the expanded Downtown Lanterns and Lights throughout downtown Galveston from Strand to Postoffice Streets. 
 
Magical Lights package includes:

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

Dickens on The Strand Weekend Package at The Tremont House
(November 30 - December 2, 2018)
Experience Galveston's renowned 45th 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 Tremont Cafe. And, the best part is you are just feet away from the entrance to this year's festival.
                                         
Weekend package includes:
  • Historic accommodations for two nights at The Tremont House
  • Breakfast for two on Saturday at Tremont Cafe
  • Two tickets to Dickens on The Strand on Saturday. Festival hours are from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. Note: Friday is free admission to Fezziwig's Beer Hall from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.  
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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. 5, Ladies Nights on The Strand - shops open late from 5 to 8 p.m.
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. 13, Sip N' Shop on The Strand - shops open late from 5 to 8 p.m.
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

Holiday Shopping and Dining


Where to eat out:
Casual:  
A Little More Dressy:  
Before or after dinner:
Convenience of staying at The Tremont House:
  • Galveston Island Trolley - There is a trolley stop directly in front of The Tremont House. And directly across from our sister hotel, Hotel Galvez & Spa, there is a stop for the Seawall and Downtown routes. 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 - Hotel Galvez & Spa 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. Another convenient option is to rent an electric bike directly across the street from Zipp E-Bikes.
 


 

 

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