It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Galveston, especially in the historic downtown area. Thanks to major investments from the park board and several partners, Galveston’s downtown is transforming into a holiday attraction all by itself.

Over the last several years, the park board, in cooperation with the Downtown Galveston Partnership and Mitchell Historic Properties, has invested more than $300,000 in holiday decorations for the downtown area. They include holiday lighting and garlands along Strand and Postoffice streets, plus a 36-feet-tall Christmas tree and an interactive snow globe — perfect for family photos — in Saengerfest Park.

Mary Beth Bassett is the public relations coordinator for the Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Park Board of Trustees.

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