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Galveston Launches ‘12 Days of Christmas in July’ Celebration

GALVESTON, Texas (July 1, 2015)
Galveston Island is the place to be for summer fun, and visitors are always looking for cool ways to beat the heat. That’s why many of Galveston’s popular attractions have teamed up to kick off a “12 Days of Christmas in July” celebration in true island style.

So much will be happening this holiday season in Galveston, Santa decided to spend his summer break on the island to make sure it all gets done. Be on the lookout for these sneak preview events:

     July 1- Preview of Ice Land: Ice Sculptures with SpongeBob SquarePants at Moody Gardens (11 a.m. - 2 p.m.)

July 4
- Movie Nite on the Strand featuring Elf with a special Santa appearance at Saengerfest Park (8:30 p.m.)

July 10
- Snowman Sandcastle Competition at Moody Gardens (4-6 p.m.)

July 11
- Surfing with Santa at Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark (11:30 a.m.; 12:15 p.m.; 1:00 p.m.; 1:45 p.m.)

July 11- Sinbad at The Grand 1894 Opera House with a special appearance by Santa (3 p.m.)

  • As part of the celebration, Galveston is inviting the public to participate in its “12 Days of Christmas in July” online scavenger hunt to win prizes and receive special offers. Beginning today, a local Galveston business will hide a special clue on its website. Participants can look for these clues and tweet out their answers using the #GalvestonChristmas hashtag. Fun prizes will be awarded to two winners each day.

Participants are encouraged to follow Galveston CVB on Twitter (@GalvestonIsland) and its Facebook page for clues and updates.

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