Ghosts from Christmases past…tales of two cities…the life of David Copperfield- these recognizable titles are associated with one of the world’s most renowned novelists, Charles Dickens. Regarded as the most influential English author from the Victorian era, Dickens books have inspired millions and are treasured by multiple generations, particular around the Christmas season. Dickens life and times come alive this weekend in Galveston and all are invited. Here is some background information:
Event: Dickens on the Strand
Location: Downtown Galveston
Date and Time: December 6 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; December 7 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; December 8 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Dickens on the Strand is an annual event and is now in its 40th year. Expanded to three days this year, Dickens on the Strand honors the English novelist whose writings have become part of the popular culture.
Dickens on the Strand is a great time for those who have grown to love Charles Dickens and his numerous works and this year’s event will be loaded with entertainment, with parades, jugglers, and bagpipe players taking guests back in time to nineteenth century England. Vendors will sell Victorian- style crafts, jewelry, and more, all reminiscent of the English lifestyle during this important era of growth and change.
Food will be supplied by local restaurants and Houston’s own Saint Arnold Brewing, one of the events many sponsors, will be present at multiple locations throughout the event, selling the seasonal Christmas Ale and other Saint Arnold favorites. With Saint Arnold beer readily available, guests can sit back and enjoy the varied entertainment with tasty refreshments just a short walk away.
Tickets to Dickens on the Strand can be purchased at area Randall’s stores and at Bishop’s Palace at 1402 Broadway and Eighteen Seventy One at 2217 The Strand. They can also be purchased online by clicking here. Prices range from $4 for kids up to $18 for adults, depending on the day attended and whether or not the tickets are purchased in advance. As expected, advance purchases offer the best price, so interested individuals should purchase tickets online for the lowest possible cost.
Charles Dickens works have been entertaining people for almost two centuries and Dickens on the Strand is a nice way to go back in time and experience life and culture in Victorian England. Two of Charles Dickens descendants will be in attendance, along with visitors from the Dickens Museum in London. Add some Saint Arnold beer to the mix and you have an event not to be missed, so logon to the Dickens on the Strand web site and purchase your tickets today.
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