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. Guests can also compete in various categories for best costume.
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. Outdoor seating in the “Cowpoke Café” has been added for dining and parade viewing. After the parade, the party will continue in the hotel’s ballroom which will be transformed into the “High Noon Saloon” for the ball. The evening concludes with breakfast at 11:00 p.m. Dress for the event is black tie or country-themed costume. To add to the fun, CMA Awards will be awarded for Best Costumes for Best Female Vocalist, Best Male Vocalist, Best Duet, Best Look Alike and Best Country Couple. Ball tickets are available online at www.Galveston.com/MardiGrasBall or by calling The Tremont House at 409-763-0300.
The weekend package at The Tremont House is now sold out but the Mardi Gras Boots on the Beach Package at Hotel Galvez & Spa is still available. Guests can make it a fun-filled weekend of music by popular Texas musicians by attending “Boots on the Beach” and The Tremont House “Waltz Across Texas” ball. The Boots package includes two tickets to “Boots on the Beach,” a country music festival scheduled on Friday, Feb. 8 at Beach Central Park, which is adjacent to Hotel Galvez and tickets to the Mardi Gras entertainment district. Singer and songwriter Jerry Jeff Walker will headline “Boots on the Beach” with Joe Ely, Paula Nelson, Jesse Dayton and Sam Navarro and the Lone Star Devils completing the lineup. Performances will begin at 4 p.m. and continue through midnight. Guests can add ball tickets by purchasing online at www.Galveston.com/MardiGrasBall or by calling The Tremont House directly at 409-763-0300.
The Tremont House Ball, 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.