Dickens On The Strand

Recreating Dickens (circa 1850s) since 1974.

2015 Dates

2015-12-04 - 2015-12-06 Dec 04 - Dec 06
10am - 7pm
10am - 6pm (Sunday)


Adults : $15
Youth (7-12) : $9
Kids (0-6) : FREE


Booths: 150
Stages: 5
Food: Y
Ale: Y
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Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Be it decreed that all lords, ladies and children shall come and celebrate the 37th Annual Dickens on The Strand, a holiday festival, where bobbies, Beefeaters and the Queen herself will be on hand to recreate the Victorian London of Charles Dickens. Characters from Dickens novels walk the street. Food and entertainment fill the area with sights and smells that take you back to another era. Presented by GALVESTON HISTORICAL FOUNDATION, Dickens on The Strand will take you and your family on an enchanted journey through history as a bustling 19th Century cityscape comes to life. For an entire weekend, hundreds of costumed vendors and performers will provide a look at the pomp and pageantry of the British Empire, at a time when commercial and cultural ties provided a strong connection between London and Texas' largest and richest city.

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The Strand National Historic Landmark District
Strand and Mechanic between 20th and 25th
Galveston, Texas


Galveston is located approximately one hour south of Houston. Take I-45 south for approximately 50 miles. After you cross the causeway linking the mainland to Galveston, I-45 will become Broadway, and the cross streets will be numbered in decreasing order. To reach the Strand National Historic Landmark District, the site of Dickens on The Strand, turn left onto any of 21st through 24th streets.

Faire Rules

No weapons.
No outside alcohol permitted.
No pets allowed.


Galveston Historical Foundation
2228 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550
P: 409-765-7834
F: 409-974-4592