Looking for something to do on Halloween? Check out the activities going on in Galveston:
The Hotel Galvez & Spa: A Wyndham Grand® Hotel and National Trust Historic Hotel of America, invites guests to celebrate Halloween with its annual ghost tour and dinner event this October. The hotel is also opening reservations for its Ghosts of the Galvez overnight package, which includes the ghost tour and dinner, along with one night in a deluxe guest room.
Throughout October, the 102-year-old historic Texas hotel is offering a public ghost tour accompanied by a three-course dinner for $40 per person. Guests can book the package beginning Tuesday, Sept. 3, for Wednesday and Thursday evenings throughout the month, including Halloween.
Galveston Graveyard Tour: Find out that dead men do tell tales on this walking tour of Galveston’s oldest and most historic cemeteries. Visit the graves of Galveston’s most famous citizens and hear stories of war, disease, natural disasters, murder, and suicide. Graves on the tour include Michel Menard, Sam May Williams, George Childress, Thomas Jefferson Chambers, General John Magruder, and much more! The tour is $10 per person and will begin at the main gate on 40th Street and Ave K just one block off Broadway. For reservations, which are required as space is limited, please call 281-742-4498 or visit on Facebook or www.galvestongraveyardtours.com.
Living Dead Tour: Explore Galveston’s haunted history aboard our 12 passenger electric shuttle. See where some of Galveston’s famous citizens lived, died, and are buried. The tour will include ghost stories about some of the sites and will conclude in the Broadway Cemetery. Haunts on the tour include Ashton Villa, the Menard Home, the Samuel May Williams home, and much more! The tour is $15 per person and begins at 7pm at Ashton Villa located at 2328 Broadway. Space is limited, so reservations are required and can be made by calling 409-789-9911. For more information please visit www.galvestonhistorictour.com.
Music Night on The Strand: Voodoo Dance Party with Idiginis: Don’t miss free live concerts in downtown Galveston’s Saengerfest Park! All bands perform from 6pm – 9pm. Saengerfest Park is located at the corner of The Strand and 23rd Street.
“Spirits Along Broadway” Cemetery Tour: The history of Galveston is visible on every street and building but the richest concentration of these stories can be found at the Broadway Cemetery. The cemetery has been a part of Galveston’s story since the city’s earliest days in the 1840s and serves as the final resting place to the Island’s famous and infamous. Join us for a moonlight tour amid their monuments and hear their stories of triumph and woe. For more information and reservations, visit www.galvestonhistory.org, call GHF at 409-765-7834 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.