Dickens Christmas on the Strand, held in Galveston Texas, is full of old fashioned Holiday fun. So lasso up the kids and heard then down to the strand. Tossing knives while ridding a unicycle … fun fun fun. Of course I won’t be trying that anytime soonA highlight of Dickens On the Strand is the Victorian Bed Races. The beds have to be Victorian style with head and foot-boards.
Beds may only be pushed, from the back or the sides. No pulling allowed Teams begin at 21st and Mechanic Street and race westward to the intersection of 22nd and Mechanic. In the intersection, teams come to a complete stop and perform a “Chinese Fire Drill”, with every team member circling the bed once. Then one of the pushers dons a night cap and gown, without assistance, and changes places with the previous rider, who becomes a pusher. Once the new rider is on the bed, the team races to the finish line. Awards are given for the fastest time and the best decorated.
I want to wish all the Steamed readers a Merry Steampunk Christmas and a lot of Victorian Holiday fun.