Holiday With The Cranes

Visitors are welcome to celebrate the arrival of the majestic Sandhill Cranes wintering in Galveston.

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! December 11-12, 2021

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December 11-12, 2021

Holiday With The Cranes

Celebrate the magnificent 4-foot-tall sandhill cranes that arrive just in time for the holidays, with special events from sunrise to sunset.

For a unique holiday experience, spend a wonderful winter weekend in Galveston celebrating the return of the island’s wintering sandhill cranes. The event will be chock-full of indoor and outdoor nature activities combined with the ambiance of historic Galveston Island!

Holiday with the Cranes is presented by the Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council, a nonprofit volunteer organization that helps connect people with nature experiences and outdoor adventures, and promotes the value of natural habitats and resources in the Galveston Island area.

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