GALLERIA DALLAS HOSTS A HOLIDAY CELEBRATION AS BIG AND BOLD AS TEXAS

Famed Destination Hosts Olympic Gold Medalists and America’s Tallest Indoor Christmas Tree

Galleria Dallas’ has been considered one of the top holiday destination spots for shoppers across North Texas and around the world for more than three decades.  From the iconic 95-foot Christmas tree to Missile Toes, the ice skating Santa who shoots fireworks from his skates, the holiday celebration is much like the shopping center (and Texas) —   big and bold.  The holiday season at Galleria Dallas kicks off in early November with the decorating of America’s tallest indoor Christmas tree which features nearly a half million lights, 10,000 ornaments and a 100-pound, 10-foot tall LED star. The festivities continue throughout the season with live entertainment and other numerous holiday events, Nov. 24 – Dec. 31.

For thousands of shoppers, a thrilling trip Galleria Dallas to enjoy the abundance of sales and promotions that are offered on both Thanksgiving Day (November 23) and Black Friday (November 24) is an annual tradition.  The holiday festivities will kick off at noon on Black Friday with the impressive Grand Tree Lighting Celebration featuring the 2014 Olympic Gold Medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White and a spectacular firework finale as the tree is lit. The ceremony will be hosted each Saturday through December 16th starting at 6 pm and will feature other local and national skating luminaries.

The shopping center will be bedazzled in holiday décor top to bottom throughout each level.  Even the parking directors don festive Santa suits to usher drivers to one of the 10,000 covered parking locations.  For those guests wishing to stay and make a weekend out of it, the adjoined Westin Galleria Dallas Hotel is conveniently located and accessible to Galleria Dallas and offers great shopping packages to make the most out of the stay. Guests have access to holiday shopping and dining at more than 200 retailers including several exclusive, specialty boutiques and stores such as flagship Belk, Zara, Club Monaco, Bailey Banks & Biddle, Le Creuset, BoxLunch, Wrangler, American Girl™ and more. Enjoy all the season has to offer, including Galleria’s extended holiday hours, while checking off the gift-giving list!

Please see the full schedule and more information on holiday events at GalleriaDallas.com/holiday

HOLIDAY AT GALLERIA DALLAS SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

GALLERIA DALLAS CHRISTMAS TREE RAISING
All Levels, Center Court
The holiday begins with the traditional decoration and raising of the country’s tallest indoor Christmas tree. A crew of 50 works round-the-clock to set up Dallas’ most iconic holiday tree in grand fashion.
Nov. 5 – Nov. 8

VISIT SANTA CLAUS IN HIS VILLAGE
Level 2, near Belk
A must for every holiday season, straight from the North Pole, Santa invites all children to his Village to hear gift requests and take photos.
Nov. 17 – Dec. 24 (Visit galleriadallas.com/santa for Santa’s daily arrival & departure times.)

GRAND TREE LIGHTING CELEBRATION
All Levels, Center Court
Every show features Missile Toes, Galleria’s ice-skating, back-flipping, pyrotechnic Santa Claus, live performances by Olympic and National Champion-ranked skaters, and local children who introduce the lighting of the country’s tallest indoor tree.   Olympic Gold Medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White lead the power-packed lineup for the Macy’s Grand Tree Lighting Celebration at Galleria Dallas in a special performance Friday, November 24 at noon and Saturday November 25 at 6 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 24 at noon – Meryl Davis & Charlie White, 2014 Olympic Gold Medalists; Emily Chan, 2016 US Junior Ladies Champion; Jonathan Cassar, 2017 US Professional Champion
Saturday, Nov. 25 at 6 p.m. — Meryl Davis & Charlie White, 2014 Olympic Gold Medalists; Emily Chan, 2016 US Junior Ladies Champion; Jonathan Cassar, 2017 US Professional Champion
Saturday, Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. – Yuka Sato, 1994 World Champion
Saturday, Dec. 9 at 6 p.m. — Audrey Lu and Misha Mitrofanov, Junior Pairs Champions
Saturday, Dec 16 at 6 p.m.  — Maia & Alex Shibutani – 2017 US National Dance Champions, Ryan Bradley-2011 US Men’s National Champion
Complimentary

ILLUMINATION CELEBRATION
All Levels, Center Court
The nation’s tallest indoor Christmas tree illuminates in grand fashion choreographed to magical sounds of the season.
Nov. 24 – Dec. 24 daily at noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.  (no 8 p.m. shows on Sundays)
Complimentary

SLAPPY’S HOLIDAY CIRCUS
Level 1, near Nordstrom and Belk
Presented by Slappy’s Playhouse, experience a classic European Circus with puppets, magic, clowns, contortionists and jugglers in a fast-paced show that’s fun for the entire family.
Friday, Nov. 24, 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.
Saturdays, Nov.  25, Dec. 2, 9, 16 & 23 at 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.
Complimentary

SALVATION ARMY ANGEL TREE
Level 1, North of Center Court
Adopt an angel through the Salvation Army Angel Tree this holiday season and help others in need.
Nov. 10 – Dec. 6

OPERATION KINDNESS HOLIDAY PET ADOPTION
Level 1, near Banana Republic
In partnership with Operation Kindness, Galleria Dallas will be hosting dog and cat pet adoptions. This is the perfect time to get a new friend just in time for the holidays.
Nov. 17 – Dec. 31; Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sunday: noon – 6 p.m. (Closed December 25)

Adoption fees:  $135 for cats/kittens and $185 for dogs/puppies

SHOWTIME SATURDAYS
Level 3, near the Children’s Play Place
Kids of all ages enjoy fun times with family entertainment at Showtime Saturdays. Each week’s performance is different and continues throughout the year. Visit our events page at GalleriaDallas.com for the weekly performances.  Additional face painters and balloon artists will be onsite November 4, November 25,  December 2, 9, 16 and 23 from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m..
Saturdays at 11:30 a.m.
Complimentary

CHANUKAH MENORAH LIGHTING
Level 1, near the Guest Reception Center
Celebrate Chanukah with our large-scale Menorah as we light a candle every evening.
December 12 – December 20

SANTA CARES
Level 2, near Belk
Children with special needs and their families are invited to a private photo session with Santa in an environment set up to support their sensory, physical and other developmental needs.
November 19 & 26, 9 a.m.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA AT AMERICAN GIRL™
Celebrate the season with your special girl! Start the merriment with a delicious continental breakfast at American Girl.
December 3 & 10 at 9 a.m.

HOLIDAY ENTERTAINMENT
Plano Civic Chorus
Level 1, Center Court
Nov. 24, 12:30 p.m.

Brookhaven Campus Bells
Level 1, Center Court
Dec. 2, 2:30 p.m.

Brookhaven Handbell Ensemble
Level 1, Center Court
Dec. 9, 12:15 p.m.

School Choir Performances
Dec. 1, 7, 8, 14 & 15
See GalleriaDallas.com/holiday for performance times

Sounding Brass
Level 1, traveling throughout the center
Nov. 24 & 25
Dec. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16-24
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Strolling Entertainers (Stiltwalker & Elf)
December 18-23 throughout the center, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Uptown Carolers
December 20-23, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
December 24, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Galleria Dallas
Galleria Dallas is an iconic shopping center with a unique collection of more than 200 retailers, restaurants and experiences including a flagship Belk, Nordstrom, Macy’s, the world’s only GAP, Banana Republic and Old Navy combo anchor, a market-exclusive American Girl, The Westin Galleria Dallas hotel and the signature Galleria Ice Skating Center. Welcoming more than 19 million visitors annually, only Galleria Dallas delivers the consummate Dallas shopping experience. Visit http://www.galleriadallas.com for hours and to learn more about the shopping center. Galleria Dallas is managed by Simon Property Group, Inc.  Galleria Dallas, 13350 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, Texas, 75240.

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