Second floor view of a dining area behind an interior brick wall with a palm tree in front
Holiday Events

Tis' The Season
In Galveston, Texas

During the holiday season, Galveston becomes the “Winter Wonder Island” of Texas. The island offers more than 50 days of magical activities from November through January. Plan ahead, book your room and create new memories.

LASER SHOW
PRIME VIEWING

Join us at the best spot in Galveston to watch the weekly laser light show for Lasers, Lights and Shopping in Downtown Galveston. Galveston’s only skyscraper, American National Insurance Company building, is the backdrop for this holiday experience. The laser show is a 10 to 15-minute presentation projected on the hour and half hour from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays (Nov. 29 to Dec. 22). The show is synchronized to a simulcast on radiogalveston.com. To add to the fun, The Rooftop Bar is offering Cozy Up Cocktails served to share in a thermos flask. The Bar is also reviving its sleeved blankets for chilly evenings. Seating is first-come, first-serve. The bar is 21 and over only.

people enjoying a laser lights show
GINGERBREAD POLAR EXPRESS
MAKES STOP AT THE TREMONT HOUSE

In honor of THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride at the Galveston Railroad Museum, the hotel is creating a special “Polar Express” themed gingerbread house. You’ll have to see it to believe it. The gingerbread house is on public display in the lobby of the hotel. This display makes a perfect pre- or post-train ride stop for families. (Nov. 15 – Jan. 2, 2020)

gingerbread Christmas cookies
TWELFTH ANNUAL GALVESTON HOLIDAY LIGHTING
CELEBRATION AT HOTEL GALVEZ

Hotel Galvez invites guests and the community to celebrate the start of the holidays with the Official City of Galveston Holiday Lighting Celebration. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. and include a special appearance by Santa Claus, live holiday entertainment by local entertainment including the Galveston Ballet and the lighting of the hotel’s 35-foot Christmas Tree on the front lawn. During the event, the hotel collects donations for the Salvation Army of Galveston County. For information, call (409) 765-7721 or visit www.hotelgalvez.com (Nov. 29, 2019)

santa claus in the night with snow
HOLIDAY SING-ALONG
AT THE TOUJOUSE BAR

The Tremont House’s Duo du Jour will lead guests in a holiday sing-along from 7 to 10 p.m. accompanied by everyone’s favorite Christmas songs. Wear your pajamas in honor of THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Ride at the Galveston Railroad Museum. Enjoy carefully crafted winter drink specials and complimentary hors d’oeuvres during the holiday cheer. (Dec. 12 & 19, 2019).

christmas ornaments on music sheets
NEW YEAR’S EVE SPECIAL
JAZZ NIGHT AT THE TOUJOUSE BAR

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with live jazz at the Toujouse Bar from 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. as we ring in the New Year and celebrate 2020. (Dec. 31, 2019)

two glasses of champaign with a happy new year note
EXPLORE MORE GALVESTON HOLIDAY EVENTS

From the Polar Express Train Ride at the Galveston Railroad museum to Ice Land at Moody Gardens, there is so much to do and see during the holiday season in Galveston. Check out more events below!

DISCOVER GALVESTON HOLIDAY EVENTS

girls laughing outside during the winter time