There’s a sleigh full of winter wonder-island holiday events to explore when you spend Christmas in Galveston! From festive light displays and performances to unique holiday attractions like ICE LAND, Galveston is a magical experience that shouldn’t be missed.
Bring your family to the island for a weekend getaway or a full holiday vacation in November or December. Either way, there are events for all ages, and West End beach houses that are guaranteed to be the perfect fit!
Sun, surf…and turkey? Absolutely! Bringing your family together for the holiday can be stressful, but when you make it a destination holiday you can take a lot of the worry – will Aunt Susie notice that I didn’t dust the baseboards? – out of the equation. This holiday season, spend your time making memories for a lifetime. Leave the cleaning, prepping, and maybe even the turkey roasting to the experts! Read on to discover why your family should spend Thanksgiving in Galveston.
Enjoy Thanksgiving on Galveston beaches! Several favorite local restaurants offer special Thanksgiving menus, with dine-in and take-and-bake options to meet everyone’s needs this year.
Thanksgiving is full of family, friends and – of course! – food! While we all love the fruits of our kitchen labor – it can definitely get a little overwhelming! Thankfully (see what we did there?) there are a number of fabulous local food options for your Sand `N Sea Thanksgiving holiday on Galveston Island!
The party starts February 14, 2020 and continues through February 25, with plenty of festivities for all ages. Our “Must Attends” for a true Mardi Gras! Galveston experience are:
February 14 @ 8:30 p.m.: Funky Uptown Umbrella Brigade Parade – This FREE event offers families, friends, and local businesses & organizations the chance to show off their moves! Check-in the night of the parade for a team number, grab your bedazzled umbrella and boogie on!
What’s the best way to spend 3 days on Galveston Island? Tour museums, try local eateries, stroll through canopied streets, peruse unique shops & antique galleries and more! As Galveston Island locals for over 40 years now, we have the inside track on where to go, what to eat and what to see during your long weekend or mid-week escape to this Gulf Coast treasure. Read on for our Galveston Trip Planner broken out for one, two, and three day trips.
Where are the perfect places to snap your #GalvestonVacation pics?
We’ve found the best spots to highlight your Instagram Story during your Galveston Island vacation! Let’s face it, is it truly a vacation if you don’t share make-you-jealous pics with family & friends? 😉
There are tons of places on Galveston Island to capture #insta-worthy pics to remember your Island vacation. Our Social Media & Marketing Coordinator, Jessica, recently spent some time with her family hunting down some ideal spots for your #gramworthy #familyvacay photos.
Beachfront vacations & fresh ocean breezes Decks that face sunsets & fishing that pleases Warm sandy afternoons spent like a king …these are a few of our favorite things!
But our most favorite thing is adding new Galveston vacation rental options for our guests! Or maybe it’s welcoming new guests…no, it’s welcoming your family each year and seeing it grow & change…or, maybe…well, we have LOTS of favorite things, but introducing new vacation rentals is definitely in the Top 5!