2020 Dickens on The Squares in Galveston canceled due to COVID-19 concerns

A holiday tradition in Galveston won't be taking place this year due to COVID-19 concerns.

The Galveston Historical Foundation has hosted Dickens on the Strand for more than 46 years.

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This year, the Board of Directors has voted to cancel the event that was scheduled to be held in December in a new configuration as Dickens on The Squares.

Dickens on The Strand has taken place for decades as a way for visitors to experience the architecture, sights and sounds of a Victorian holiday. It also doubles as a major fundraiser.

Officials say the Galveston Historical Foundation plans to return to its traditional layout and schedule next year.

Those who purchased tickets will be contacted with refund information.

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