Dickens on the Strand

Experience this favorite annual holiday season event in The Historic Strand District

Dickens on the Strand

Ello’ Mates! All hail, Queen Victoria! Come celebrate the holiday season at Dickens on the Strand! 

Dickens on the Strand is an annual 19th-century London themed festival bringing hundreds of Victorian and Christmas enthusiasts to Galveston Island with activities, dress, food, and festivities in The Historic Strand District. Come pay homage to Charles Dickens and his ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future. Travel back in time with his stories, while reminiscing old-time London. Drink wassail and stroll down the strand while sampling English inspired foods. Wave to Queen Victoria as she makes her appearance during the festival. Hail a horse carriage ride for your family, and allow the horseman to transport you back to the good ol’ cheery days of Mr. Fezziwig! Stop by Steampunk Square! 

Entrance to the festival is free for 6 & under, $12 for 7-12, and $18 for adults. Entrance is 1/2 off when wearing a Victorian Costume! 

What is Christmas without Charles Dickens and his famous ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future? 

Enjoy Dinner with Dickens – prepared in this century, of course. There’ll be dining, storytelling, and for Queen Victoria’s grand annual entrance! 

Relive his tales through his decedent, Jane Dickens Monk over a traditional English breakfast on Saturday. 

Family-Friendly events on Family-Friendly budgets 

Ring in your attendance of Dickens on the Strand during Holiday Handbell Concerts! 

Don’t miss out on the SALUTE TO SUNSET. Tall Ship ELISSA welcomes you! 

Throughout the festival, there will be parades and vendors awaiting your arrival! It’s never too early (or too late!) to start your holiday shopping! Christmas decorations and Christmas shopping at Dickens is especially amazing! 


During your visit to Dickens on the Strand, consider staying nearby in Galveston! Stay in a lavish Galveston Vacation Rental through Ryson Vacation Rentals! Make wonderful memories at any of our Galveston Beach Houses, Galveston East End, or Galveston Beach Condos! We have plenty of warm and cozy homes and condos for you to choose from for your holiday stay! Cherrio!