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

Famed Destination Hosts Olympic Medalists and America’s Tallest Indoor Christmas Tree During 8-Week Celebration

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 light, 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. 25 – Jan. 1.

Many shoppers prepare to take on the abundance of sales and promotions that are offered both on Thanksgiving Day and into Black Friday, November 25. The holiday festivities will kick off at noon on Black Friday with the impressive Macy’s Grand Tree Lighting Celebration featuring the 2012 U.S. National Champions Caydee Denney and John Coughlin and a spectacular firework finale as the tree is lit. The ceremony will be hosted each Saturday through December 17thstarting at 6 pm and will feature other local and national skating luminaries including Johnny Weir.

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 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. 6 – Nov. 9

SALVATION ARMY ANGEL TREE
Level 3, near Belk
Adopt an angel through the Salvation Army Angel Tree this holiday season and help others in need.
Nov. 4 – Dec. 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. 18 – Dec. 24 (Visit GalleriaDallas.com for Santa’s daily arrival & departure times.)

MACY’S 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. 2012 U.S. National Champions Caydee Denney and John Coughlin lead the power-packed lineup for the Macy’s Grand Tree Lighting Celebration at Galleria Dallas in a special performance Friday, November 25 at noon and Saturday November 26 at 6 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 25 at noon
Saturdays, Nov. 26, Dec. 3, 10 & 17 at 6 p.m.
Special public viewing rehearsal times for the Nov. 25 & 26 shows available on GalleriaDallas.com
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. 25 – 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. 25, 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.
Saturdays, Nov. 26, Dec. 3, 10, 17 & 24 at 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.
Complimentary

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. 25 – Dec. 24; Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sunday: noon – 6 p.m.
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 5, December 3 and December 24.
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 24 – December 31 * note, Galleria Dallas will be closed on December 25.

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.
December 4, 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 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.
November 27 at 9 a.m. & December 11 at 8:30 a.m.

“I AM THANKFUL FOR….” EXHIBIT
Enjoy artwork done by children and young adults that expresses their thankfulness depicting what each person is thankful for.
Level 1, Center Court
Nov. 15 – Dec. 18

HOLIDAY ENTERTAINMENT
Plano Civic Chorus
Level 1, Center Court
Nov. 25, 11:30 a.m.

Brookhaven Handbell Ensemble
Level 1, Center Court
Dec. 10, 4:30 p.m.

School Choir Performances
Dec. 2, 3, 9 & 10 (please check online for performances)

Sounding Brass
Level 1, traveling throughout the center
Nov. 25 & 26
Dec. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 – 24
1 p.m. – 3 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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