Galveston Events This Week = Great Gift Ideas

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Glorious Morning by Holly Nowak

How is your Christmas shopping going?  ::crickets:: Yeah? we thought so 😉 If you’re stuck with the hard-to-buy-fors then it’s time to take a break! OR, better yet, early gift one of these great Galveston Island experiences for those we-have-everything-we-need-you-don’t-have-to-buy-us-anything people on your list! (here’s lookin’ at you mother-in-law….)

Dec. 10 & 11: Holiday with the Cranes
Presented by the Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council, this unique holiday experience is perfect for birders of any experience level! From Coffee & Cranes with Dr. Felipe Chavez-Ramirez to the First Flight Photo Event and more, this weekend is recommended for ages 6th grade+. Register now!

Dec. 10 & 11: The Nutcracker
The City Ballet of Houston celebrates its 50th anniversary with this classic production at The Grand 1894 Opera House.

 

Dec. 10: Family Day, Ocean Star Museum
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Enjoy BOGO tickets the 2nd Saturday of every month at the Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum! This month’s theme is “An Offshore Holiday” and focuses on “christmas tree” polymer chains with a hands-on activity.

Dec. 10: Santa Train
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Santa parks the sleigh and rides into the Galveston Railroad Museum onboard the Harborside Express! Spend some time with him in the Depot and let him know what’s on your Christmas List!

 

 

Galveston’s a Winter Wonder Island!

Galveston is full of fun holiday events this winter – and there are some you definitely shouldn’t miss!  A few of our favorites are coming up this week:

Dec. 2 – 4:  Dickens on the Strand
This family-friendly Victorian holiday festival is an annual favorite full of period costumes, parades, live music, themed food & drink vendors, a great selection of Victorian-inspired shopping stops, and more! Check out the newly expanded Oliver’s Alley hosted by the Galveston Children’s Museum.

Dec. 2 & 3: Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol
Performed at the historic The Grand 1894 Opera House, this fresh adaptation includes stunning sets, traditional carols, and a timeless message. Tickets available now.

festival-of-lightsThrough Jan. 8:  Festival of Lights
Enjoy more than one million lights within 100 sound enhanced animated displays, plus nightly live entertainment! Don’t miss the ice rink (skate rentals available), the Arctic Slide, or photo ops with Santa.  Full schedule and ticket information available here.

We hope to see you out enjoying all that our Winter Wonder Island has to offer during your Sand `N Sea vacation!

 

 

FREE Night on Galveston Island for Veteran’s Day!

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Enjoy your 3-day holiday at the beach this month! Don’t forget to ask about our discount for Veterans & Active Duty service members!

Take advantage of Mid Season rates AND enjoy a FREE* night at a beach house with a minimum two-night stay from November 10 – 15, 2016.

Call 409.797.5500 to speak to a reservationist about redeeming your free night.

*Valid for new stays only, November 10 – 15, 2016. Stays must be completed by November 15. Minimum 2 paid nights. Not valid with any other promotional offers. Not all properties are eligible for this promotion.

FREE Night at the Beach this Holiday Season!

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Start a NEW family tradition this holiday season with a FREE* night at a beach house with a minimum three-night stay from December 18 – January 2, 2017.

Bring the whole family! Bring the dog! Plan a holiday full of reminiscing, family meals, game nights, relaxing walks along the beach, shopping and more!

*Valid for new stays only, between December 18, 2016 & January 2, 2017. Stays must be completed by January 2. Minimum 3 paid nights. Not valid with any other promotional offers. Not all properties are eligible for this promotion.

FALL in Love with Galveston Island This Weekend!

We’ve said it before, but it’s worth repeating: October might be our favorite time to be on the Island! With a huge offering of free or low-cost family-friendly events, warm sunny days, and a jam-packed festival schedule you need to be here! This weekend is no exception!

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ARToberFEST
October 15 – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
October 16 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

33rd Annual Greek Festival
October 15 – 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
October 16 – 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

FREE Admission Day at 1892 Bishop’s Palace
October 16 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

p.s. Don’t forget about our October Rental Special! Get a FREE night at the beach with your new minimum two-night reservation, through October 30. Check out the details and book your weekend getaway now!

FREE October Night on Galveston Island!

Do you hear that? It’s 23 miles of beautiful empty beaches calling your name!

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Take advantage of Mid Season rates AND enjoy a FREE* night at a beach house with a minimum two-night stay from October 1 – 30, 2016.

Bring the family! Bring the dog! Plan a Girl’s Weekend with shopping, dining and more! Escape for 3 days of uninterrupted fishing on the bay! Getting the idea yet? 😉 Throw in a holiday weekend for Columbus Day on October 11 and there’s no excuse for not making time for a beach escape.

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*Valid for new stays only, between October 1 and 30, 2016, including Columbus Day weekend. Stays must be completed by October 30. Minimum 2 paid nights. Not valid with any other promotional offers. Not all properties are eligible for this promotion.

FREE night on Galveston Island!

Summer vacation is almost over 😢 but warmer temperatures aren’t going anywhere, apparently!

We want to help you cool off (and sneak in one more weekend on the sand before school starts!) and we’ve got a hot deal to help make it happen! Take advantage of Mid Season rates AND enjoy a FREE* night at a beach house with a minimum two-night stay from August 15 – 29, 2016.

What could be better than extra time at the beach we ask you?! Not much! Well, unless it were extra time at the beach with a frozen lemonade & our favorite paperback, or time at the beach surf fishing while a pod of dolphins chased only the largest fish to our hook, or…well, you get the idea! The beach has it!

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*Valid for new stays only, between August 15 and 29, 2016. Stays must be completed by August 29. Minimum 2 paid nights. Not valid with other promotional offers. Not all properties are eligible for this promotion.

Our New Galveston Island Real Estate App!

Looking for property on Galveston Island? We are hAPPy to announce our new Sand `N Sea real estate app!

snsapppreviewintheappstore-pngWondering what that home for sale down the road from your vacation rental is going for? Use the app.

Interested in seeing what homes in your neighborhood are listing at? Use the app.

Ready to make the plunge and find your own private vacation retreat? There’s an app for that! 😉

Download our FREE real estate app on your smartphone or tablet TODAY to access all local listings & open houses! Sort by new listings, listings with prices changes, and more!