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Most Festive Things to Do in Galveston This Season

In spite of all our efforts to slow down the calendar, the holiday season has arrived and it’s time to commence the celebrations—even if we are still feeling shell shocked from the last ones! And because it is difficult to feel festive when you are also overwhelmed with all that needs to be done before the year ends, we suggest that this year you try something different to help you feel more celebratory; we suggest that you visit Galveston and our Sterling Realtors vacation homes, and participate in some, if not all, of the following festive activities!

Downtown Lantern & Lights

Beginning Saturday, November 25 at 6PM and lasting through the new year, Downtown Lantern & Lights offers magical nights that will leave a warm glow in your heart. Featuring an array of Christmas trees decorated in the season’s finest and a giant snow globe that allows you to take the family picture that will grace this year’s Christmas cards from the INSIDE, you won’t want to miss this event!

Dickens on the Strand

We have lived in Galveston our entire lives and we still never tire of this annual event held on the first weekend in December that features the best of what Charles Dicken’s England has to offer. Carolers dressed in their finest 19th Century holiday attire, parades of wonder, tasty holiday meals and drinks guaranteed to bring a smile to your face—this year is the 44th showcase and it promises to better than ever!

Ice Land at Moody Gardens

Even the Moody Gardens celebrate the holidays in style with over two million pounds of ice used to create an icy wonderland of Christmas. Carved by the best ice carvers in the world, castles, creatures, and some of your favorite television characters are created out of ice and color for your holiday entertainment!

Santa Train

Because Santa’s reindeer are in training for the big day back at the North Pole, the Santa Train comes to Galveston on December 16th from 10AM until 2PM at the Galveston Railroad Museum! Your kids will have a blast decorating personal Christmas trees and will be thrilled to meet the big man himself and tell him in person about all the gifts they have been dreaming about for so long!

Celebrate with Family in Your Sterling Realtors Holiday Cottage

Whatever your personal beliefs are, the holidays are a time meant to be spent with family. Enjoy watching holiday shows on the big screen television as you sip hot cocoa and much on cookies you purchased from the bakery down the road and make this holiday season a peaceful one filled with warmth and love. Reserve yours today.