Dickensian December on show in Galveston
May 18, 2012 by Sarah
Downtown Galveston, on the outskirts of Houston, Texas, is renowned for its age-old buildings and traditions. The Central Park area, as well as Downtown itself, have the highest concentration of Victorian style homes and other structures, including the Michael B. Menard house that was built in 1838 and the Bishop’s Palace that was built from 1887 to 1892. Within this area, “Dickens on the Strand”, a festival portraying the style and the traditions of the Victorian era with many events and shows, takes place during the first two days in December this year.
Dickens on the Strand is an event unlike any other, as many people from all over Texas and surrounding states are likely to attend for the various shows and events that take place during the winter festival. Parades and vendors, dressed up in the old British pageantry during the time of Charles Dickens, will be there to entertain attendees and several performances will be on show throughout the event, including carolers and bagpipers, street musicians, and many other people that wish to show off their talents.
Flyer printing and banner printing will be a service in abundance from printing companies as, long before the opening day, banners are likely to hang across the city of Galveston with information pertaining to the schedule of events. Flyers will probably be handed out among attendees with specific information relating to the parade and other festivities.
Dickens on the Strand is scheduled to take place on December 1 – 2 at the Strand in Galveston, Texas. Tickets range from $6 to $8 for students and those aged 7-12, $12 to $14 for adults, and $11 for Galveston Historical Foundation members.