149820_Tremont_HouseBall08 copyFriday, Nov. 27,  Galveston Holiday Lighting Celebration at Hotel Galvez.
Hotel Galvez invites guests and the community to celebrate the start of the holidays with the Official City of Galveston Holiday Lighting Celebration. Festivities begin at 6 p.m.

Dec. 4-6,  42nd Anniversary of the Dickens on The Strand Festival This annual Victorian-themed holiday street festival dates back to 1974 and  brings 19th-century London to life with oil lamps, Victorian costumes and even appearances by two descendants of Charles Dickens. Enjoy parades, nonstop entertainment on six stages, strolling carolers, roving musicians, bagpipers, jugglers and a host of other entertainers.

Sundays in December, Sunday Brunch with Santa at Hotel Galvez – Sunday Brunch with Santa offers children the opportunity to speak with Kris Kringle and share their Christmas wishes. Also, families can enjoy a grand dining experience. The hotel will also showcase its annual holiday gingerbread display. Call 409-765-7721 for details.

Nov. 14 – Jan. 10, 2016. Moody Gardens 14th Annual Festival of Lights will feature a mile-long trail featuring one million lights dancing to the sounds of holiday music, with live entertainment, an outdoor ice rink, paddlewheel boat cruises, holiday films at the various Moody Garden theaters and a holiday buffet in the Garden Restaurant.

By Janis Turk