Pleasure Pier and beach on Galveston Island


The resilient “playground of the South” offers travelers a wealth of activities, so many that you’ll have to remind yourself to save time to kick back on the beach.

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Upcoming Events

A Christmas Carol

Nov. 30

Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, and the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Future co...

"A Christmas Carol"

Dec. 1

Charles Dickens’ timeless tale of hope and redemption has enchanted audiences around the world sin...

Dickens on the Strand

Nov. 30-Dec. 2

Galveston’s 45th annual Victorian holiday street festival based on 19th-century Victorian London f...

Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis in Concert

Dec. 2

With special guest vocalists Veronica Swift and Vuyo Sotashe, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Big Band, l...

Jerry Jeff Walker in Concert

Dec. 8

One of the Lone Star State’s most popular musical ambassadors returns to The Grand for his annual ...

"All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914"

Dec. 9

This heartrending retelling of a powerful historic event recounts the astounding moment during World...

"A Charlie Brown Christmas"

Dec. 23

This brand-new touring production by Charles M. Schulz features everyone’s favorite Peanuts gang...

Winter Wonder Island

Nov. 17-Jan. 6

Galveston will become the "Winter Wonder Island" of Texas offering holiday events including Ice Lan...

Ice Land at Moody Gardens

Nov. 17-Jan. 6

See more than 2 million pounds of ice carved into colorful animals from the North and South Poles. S...

Festival of Lights

Nov. 17-Jan. 6

Walk a mile-long trail along scenic Offatts Bayou and see hundreds of animated and lighted holiday-t...

Galveston Symphony Orchestra in Concert

Jan. 6

Conductor Dr. Trond Saeverud and the Galveston Symphony Orchestra present their Pops Concert—Russi...

"The Other Mozart"

Jan. 12

Sylvia Milo’s award-winning drama is the true, untold story of Nannerl Mozart, the sister of Amade...

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