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Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau Press Room
Media Contact
Mary Beth Bassett
Public Relations Director
Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau
Office: (409)797-5121
Historic Downtown Galveston to Shine This Season with ‘Downtown Lasers & Lights’ Event + Unique Holiday Finds
GALVESTON, Texas (November 18, 2019) – Historic Downtown Galveston’s Victorian charm won’t be the only thing putting visitors in the holiday spirit this season.
On Friday Nov. 29, the district will kick-off its Downtown Lasers & Lights event, featuring new laser shows, a magical display of lights and other holiday-themed attractions in Saengerfest Park – and beyond – through Dec. 31.
Saengerfest Park, located at the corner of Strand and 23rd streets, will be decked in holiday décor, including a 30-feet-tall Christmas tree and a giant snow globe for visitors to enjoy on weekends.
New this year, four-hour holiday laser shows synchronized to music will be projected on the American National Insurance Company Building from 6 to 10 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 22.
In addition, festive lights will be hung along The Strand from 20th to 25th streets as well as along 23rd and Postoffice streets throughout the holiday season, creating the perfect atmosphere for holiday shopping. Galveston’s 36-block historic district is home to many unique shops, boutiques, antique stores and art galleries, from Christmas on The Strand – with its enormous collection of holiday items – to Hendley Market, with its handmade and artisan crafts.
For more information, visit
10 Unique Stops for Holiday Shopping in Downtown Galveston
  1. Strand Brass & Christmas on The Strand -
  2. Hendley Market -
  3. LaKing’s Confectionery -
  4. The Kitchen Chick -
  5. Nautical Antiques & Tropical Décor -
  6. Maceo Spice & Import Co. -
  7. Tina’s on The Strand -
  8. Rene Wiley Gallery -
  9. Emporium at Eibands -
  10. Play on The Strand -

MEDIA RESOURCES:  To download Galveston holiday images, CLICK HERE. To download Galveston holiday b-roll video footage, CLICK HERE.  


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