Holiday Season Begins at Hotel Galvez with Galveston Holiday Lighting Celebration
Performances from The Nutcracker, handbells, bagpipes and Christmas carols will entertain guests at the Galveston Holiday Lighting Celebration at Hotel Galvez & Spa, A Wyndham Grand® Hotel, on Friday, Nov. 23.
Galveston, Texas (I-Newswire) October 15, 2012 - Performances from The Nutcracker, handbells, bagpipes and Christmas carols will entertain guests at the Galveston Holiday Lighting Celebration at Hotel Galvez & Spa, A Wyndham Grand® Hotel, on Friday, Nov. 23. This free family event begins at 6 p.m. and marks the start of the holiday season in Galveston. As part of the evening, Hotel Galvez will accept monetary donations for the Salvation Army to help those in need.
The Holiday Lighting Celebration begins with the arrival of Santa Claus by horse-drawn carriage, followed by the lighting of the hotel’s 35-foot Christmas tree on the front lawn. KHOU-TV’s Lily Jang will emcee the evening as guests are entertained by the Galveston Ballet, Galveston College Community Chorale, Moody Festival Ringers and “The Island Piper” Clyde Wood. Dickens on The Strand’s Queen Victoria, Galveston Mayor Pro-Tem Rusty Legg and the Nesquik Bunny from Nestle Toll House Café will also make special appearances during the festivities. Additionally, children can have photos taken with Santa and receive a small gift. Photos with Santa by Rhea’s Photographic Art will be available for purchase. Inside the hotel, Executive Chef Antonio Rodriguez and his staff invite guests to see the hotel’s gingerbread display. The Galveston Holiday Lighting Celebration is hosted by hotel owner George Mitchell and the Mitchell Family and Hotel Galvez & Spa.
On Saturday, Nov. 24, Galveston’s historic downtown will sparkle as Saengerfest Park hosts the inaugural Lasers, Lights and Magic in the Park Celebration. Saengerfest Park transforms into a holiday marvel with music, a special appearance by Santa Claus, and highlighted by a holiday-themed laser light show. To add to the fun, visitors can send text messages to make it snow in tropical Galveston. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. and are free to the public. Lasers, Lights and Magic in the Park continues through Dec. 31 and offers a daily 15-minute holiday themed laser light show at 6, 7 and 8 p.m.
Hotel Galvez & Spa is offering a special holiday package during the Thanksgiving weekend and throughout the holiday season in conjunction with Galveston’s holiday festivities. The Thanksgiving Getaway package, available beginning Nov. 20 through Nov. 24, includes a two-night stay, Thanksgiving brunch for two and complimentary valet parking. The hotel’s Holiday Magic package is connected to Galveston’s Passport to Holiday Magic program which offers visitors a downloadable “passport” to keep track of the island’s events. By getting this passport stamped at five or more participating holiday events, guests are eligible for numerous giveaways including a cruise for four on the Disney Magic. The Holiday Magic package includes a $50 food and beverage credit and the first Passport stamp toward entering the Disney Cruise sweepstakes. See special offers at www.WyndhamHotelGalvez.com. The hotel’s shuttle is also available to transport guests to Galveston’s downtown for shopping and holiday festivities.
Galveston is the “Winter Wonder Island” of Texas, offering visitors more than 1,000 magical holiday events to enjoy during the holiday season. The City of Galveston Holiday Lighting Celebration at Hotel Galvez is a proud participant in Galveston’s new Passport to Holiday Magic celebration, where visitors can access a downloadable “passport” to keep track of the island’s many events and a chance to win a Disney Cruise for four. To get a passport, visit www.galveston.com/holidaymagic.
About Hotel Galvez & Spa
Hotel Galvez & Spa, A Wyndham Grand® Hotel and National Trust Historic Hotel of America, is the only historic beachfront hotel on the Texas Gulf Coast. This 224-room, 101-year-old hotel offers 13,000 square feet of meeting space, a 9,763-square-foot spa, fitness center, full-service restaurant, lobby bar and pool with a swim-up bar. The hotel is rated four diamonds by AAA and is owned by Galveston preservationist George Mitchell as part of Mitchell Historic Properties. For reservations, call (800) WYNDHAM or visit www.WyndhamHotelGalvez.com.
About Wyndham Hotels and Resorts
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC, a subsidiary of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), offers upscale hotel and resort accommodations throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, China and the Caribbean. All Wyndham® hotels are either franchised by the company or managed by Wyndham Hotel Management, Inc., one of its affiliates or through a joint-venture partner. Additional information and reservations for all Wyndham hotels are available by calling (800) WYNDHAM – (800) 996-3426 – or visiting www.wyndham.com.
About Galveston Island
Galveston Island is the No. 2 tourism attraction in Texas for in-state and out-of-state travelers. Galveston is a historic beach town located just 50 miles south from Houston, Texas – the fourth largest city in the U.S. A diverse cultural town, Galveston Island is a unique destination offering 32 miles of beaches, a variety of family attractions and resorts, one of the largest and well-preserved concentrations of Victorian architecture in the country and Texas’ premiere cruise port. For more information on Galveston Island visit www.galveston.com or call (888) GAL-ISLE.
About Wyndham Hotels of Galveston
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Published On:October 15, 2012
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