Monday, December 17, 2018

Dickens on the Strand 2018

For one weekend every December, historic Galveston pulls out her Victorian finery for an event they call “Dickens on the Strand”, a celebration of Charles Dickens and his beloved book, “A Christmas Carol”.

We took the opportunity to visit it, and are we glad we did! This video only hits a fraction of all there was to see and do…vendors, street performers, shows, costumes. Yup…worth every penny of the gate admission and parking cost.

It was a full day and we packed  light lunch but did enjoy trying fire roasted chestnuts. (They are an interesting nutty, buttery, and rich flavor...one was enough for me, and Chris had several.)  And no trip to the Strand is complete without a stop at LaKings Confectionery...a personal splurge of a most excellent chocolate malt...(which I forgot to "document" on film.)

If you'd like to "go with us", here's our YouTube video. Enjoy!



Tips: 
If you go, watch parking rates (One lot was charging double the going rate!!)

Go early for best parking choices.

Want to get in for half price? Wear a costume.
(Hmmm. Just might have to think about that for next year.)



To learn more about Dickens on the Strand, visit:
http://www.galvestonhistory.org/events/dickens-on-the-strand/dickens-on-the-strand-3

For another "on the ground" look, visit RV Texas Y’all video…it’s how we learned about it!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yK3ZbXatZB8


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