Galveston’s The Tremont House to Host 29th Annual Mardi Gras Ball Feb. 9 with Asleep at the Wheel
The Tremont House, A Wyndham Grand® Hotel, invites revelers to a two-stepping, line dancing, Mardi Gras “Waltz Across Texas” on Feb. 9, 2013 for the 29th Annual Mardi Gras Ball and Parade Viewing Party in Galveston. Entertainment for the evening includes Texas’ premier western swing band, Asleep at the Wheel, American country with a rockabilly attitude by Jesse Dayton and incomparable New Orleans jazz performed by the internationally acclaimed Dr. Michael White Jazz Quartet. 
                                                                                                    
The ball begins at 6 p.m. and tickets are $200 per person. This popular Mardi Gras event will feature an open bar and an extensive dinner and dessert buffet. Ball goers will enjoy prime viewing of the Knights of Momus Grand Night Parade as floats and marching bands pass in front of the hotel. After the parade, the party will continue in the hotel’s ballroom and breakfast will be served beginning at 11:00 p.m. Dress for the event is black tie or country-themed costume. Ball tickets are available online at www.Galveston.com/MardiGrasBall.   
 
Hotel guests booking a Mardi Gras weekend package at The Tremont House will receive two complimentary tickets to a Friday night country music concert, “Boots on the Beach.” Singer and songwriter Jerry Jeff Walker will headline the show with Joe Ely, Paula Nelson, Jesse Dayton and Sam Navarro and the Lone Star Devils completing the lineup.  The concert venue is located at Beach Central Park, 21st and Seawall Boulevard, adjacent to Hotel Galvez and Spa, A Wyndham Grand® Hotel. Performances will begin at 4 p.m. and continue through midnight. 
 
The Tremont House is offering a two-night package Feb. 8 through Feb. 10 that includes accommodations, valet parking, two tickets to “Boots on the Beach” on Friday,” two tickets to the “Waltz Across Texas” ball on Saturday, parade viewing of the Momus Grand Night Parade and a complimentary Continental breakfast buffet on Sunday. The package price starts at $998 for double occupancy. See special offers at www.WyndhamTremontHouse.com.
 
The annual event, hosted by George Mitchell and the Mitchell family, originated in 1985 with the grand opening of The Tremont House and the revival of Galveston Island’s city-wide Mardi Gras celebrations.
 
About The Tremont House
The Tremont House, A Wyndham Grand® Hotel, is owned by Galveston preservationist George Mitchell as part of Mitchell Historic Properties. The Tremont House is a 119-room boutique style hotel located in the heart of historic downtown Galveston Island. This historic hotel features 14,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, a bistro-style café, fitness center and two bars for entertainment – the 1888 Toujouse Bar and The Rooftop Bar. For reservations, call (409) 763-0300 or visit www.WyndhamTremontHouse.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, the Middle East, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, 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 Mardi Gras! Galveston
Mardi Gras, the traditional festival of feasting and merrymaking that precedes the season of Lent, was first publicly observed on Galveston Island in 1867. Following a sabbatical imposed in 1941 by war and challenging times, Mardi Gras! Galveston was revived in 1985 by Galveston-born preservationist and developer George P. Mitchell. The largest celebration of its kind in Texas and the third largest in the nation, Mardi Gras! Galveston draws more than 300,000 attendees annually, bringing the island’s streets to life with parade viewers shouting for beads, lively tunes played by colorful marching bands, and the infectious merriment that dominates the island for two full weeks. For more information on Mardi Gras! Galveston visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.
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