Winter Wonder Island

Galveston Island offers a wide range of Christmas and holiday activities!

Escape the cold and dreary weather and spend your winter holidays on island time. Whether you’re looking for warm weather and sunny skies, a unique coastal holiday experience, or simply to enjoy time with your family, this beach destination has all that plus a good dose of the Christmas spirit.

Christmas decorations in downtown Galveston
Popular Holiday Events in Galveston
Winter Wonder Island

Every holiday season at Moody Gardens you’ll find tons of holiday attractions, including the mile-long Festival of Lights, an outdoor ice-skating rink, holiday 3D/4D films and the Cirque Joyeux. You’ll also discover stunning ice sculptures from around the world during ICE LAND.

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Winter Wonder Island

Experience a taste of the Victorian lifestyle by attending the historical Dickens on the Strand festival. This festival has been inspiring locals for generations with the sights and sounds of an authentic Victorian holiday. Guests are encouraged to dress in their best costumes to really get the full experience!

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Winter Wonder Island

The Galveston Railroad Museum is thrilled to announce that THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride will return for the 2021 Holiday Season.

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Winter Wonder Island

Celebrate the arrival of these 3-4 foot tall, red-capped visitors, as we invite you to join Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council in what’s been dubbed by the New York Times as “one of the quirkiest events in Texas” – Holiday with the Cranes!

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