Famed Destination Hosts Olympic Medalists and America’s Tallest Indoor Christmas Tree
Galleria Dallas has been 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-tall Christmas tree to Missile Toes, the ice-skating Santa who shoots fireworks from his skates, the holiday celebration at Galleria Dallas is recognized as one of the grandest nationwide. 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 numerous other holiday events, Nov. 29 – Dec. 31.
For thousands of shoppers, a thrilling trip to Galleria Dallas to enjoy the abundance of sales and promotions offered on Black Friday (Nov. 29) is an annual tradition. The holiday festivities kick off at noon on Black Friday with the impressive Grand Tree Lighting Celebration, which features a spectacular ice-skating show and a firework finale as the tree is lit by Missile Toes, Galleria’s famed ice skating Santa. The ceremony will be hosted each Saturday through Dec. 21, starting at 6 p.m. and will feature national and international skating luminaries, who will be announced at a later date.
Santa arrives at Galleria Dallas on Saturday, Nov. 16, and will welcome guests on Level I near Banana Republic with a magical experience and amazing visuals. The enhanced Santa experience will now offer both advance reservations and walk up service, to accommodate different family needs.
During the holiday season, Galleria Dallas dazzles with holiday décor top to bottom throughout each level. For those guests wishing to stay and make a weekend out of it, the adjoining Westin Galleria Dallas Hotel is conveniently located and accessible to Galleria Dallas. Guests have access to holiday shopping and dining at more than 200 retailers including several exclusive, specialty boutiques and stores such as Zara, Club Monaco, Apple, Le Creuset, Tiffany & Co., Louis Vuitton, 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, available later this year.
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. 3 – Nov. 6
VISIT SANTALAND AT GALLERIA DALLAS
Level 1, near Banana Republic
A must for every holiday season: Straight from the North Pole, Santa invites all families to his Village in a Winter Wonderland to hear gift requests and take photos. Guests are encouraged to make their reservations early.
Nov. 16 – 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 students from the Galleria Dallas Skate School, who introduce the lighting of the country’s tallest indoor tree.
Friday, Nov. 29 at noon
Saturday, Nov. 30 at 6 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 7 at 6 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 14 at 6 p.m.
Saturday, Dec 21 at 6 p.m.
All Levels, Center Court
The nation’s tallest indoor Christmas tree illuminates in grand fashion choreographed to magical sounds of the season.
Nov. 29 – 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)
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. 29, 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.
Saturdays, Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14 & 21 at 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.
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. 1 – Dec. 6
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 Nov. 2, Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14 and 21 from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Saturdays at 11:30 a.m.
HANUKKAH MENORAH LIGHTING
Level 1, near the Guest Reception Center
Celebrate Hanukkah with our large-scale Menorah as we light a candle every evening.
Dec. 22 – Dec. 30*
Note: lightings will not occur Dec. 24 or 25 due to center hours
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA AT AMERICAN GIRL™
Celebrate the season with your special girl! Start the merriment with a delicious continental breakfast at American Girl.
Dec. 1 & 8 at 9 a.m.
On select weekends, guests will enjoy performances from Sounding Brass, local school choirs and strolling entertainment from a colorful Stilt walker and Elf. A full schedule of holiday performances will be posted to GalleriaDallas.com and on the center’s social media channels.
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 www.galleriadallas.com for hours and to learn more about the shopping center. Galleria Dallas is managed by Trademark Property, Galleria Dallas, 13350 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, Texas, 75240.
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