12/2 – 12/3/06: Dickens on the Strand is Galveston’s return to the era of Charles Dickens and is a neat holiday activity. Families can walk the 10-block area in Galveston to see how characters from Dickens’ stories lived. Costumed vendors and performers stroll about to entertain all. Children’s activities include visiting the Royal Menagerie Petting Zoo, taking a ride on a pony and an elephant, playing in the “Snow on Sunday,“ joining in the Scrooge’s Scavenger Hunt, hearing a storyteller, participating in a Backyard Circus and joining in the Puppet Parade as well as crafts and other projects. Adult tickets are $12 at the gate. Children 7-12 are $6 at the gate. Children under 6 are free. TIP: Dress in Victorian costume to be admitted FREE.
This is a great way to spend a few hours or the day with the family focused on the holidays.