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 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 other numerous holiday events, Nov. 23 – Dec. 31.

For thousands of shoppers, a thrilling trip to Galleria Dallas to enjoy the abundance of sales and promotions offered on Black Friday (November 23) is an annual tradition.  The holiday festivities 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 22nd  starting at 6 pm and will feature other local and national skating luminaries, including members of Skate Canada’s 2018 Olympic Gold Medal team.

While Galleria Dallas is a wealth of holiday tradition, the center is proud to share a new experience for 2018.  When Santa arrives at Galleria Dallas on November 17, he’ll welcome guests from a new location on Level I near Banana Republic with a magical new experience and amazing visuals.

During the holiday season, Galleria Dallas dazzles with 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. 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

Gold Medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White
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US Meryl Davis and US Charlie White perform in the Figure Skating Ice Dance Short Dance at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 16, 2014. AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JE (Photo credit should read JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

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. 4 – Nov. 7

VISIT SANTA CLAUS IN HIS VILLAGE

Level 1, near Banana Republic
A must for every holiday season, straight from the North Pole, Santa invites all children to his Village in a newly created Winter Wonderland 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 Grand Tree Lighting Celebration at Galleria Dallas in a special performance Friday, November 23 at noon and Saturday November 24 at 6 p.m.  The season will close with performances from Skate Canada’s 2018 Olympic Gold Medal winning team.
Friday, Nov. 23 at noon – Meryl Davis & Charlie White, 2014 Olympic Gold Medalists
Saturday, Nov. 24 at 6 p.m. — Meryl Davis & Charlie White, 2014 Olympic Gold Medalists

Saturday, Dec. 1 at 6 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m.

Saturday, Dec 15 at 6 p.m.

Saturday, Dec 22 at 6 p.m.

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. 23 – 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. 23, 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.

Saturdays, Nov.  24, Dec. 1, 8, 15 & 22 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. 2 – Dec. 7

 

DFW RESCUE ME HOLIDAY PET ADOPTION

Level 1, near Banana Republic
In partnership with DFW Rescue Me, Galleria Dallas will be hosting dog 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:  $250

 

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 3, November 24, December 1, 8, 15 and 22 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 2 – December 10

 

SANTA CARES

Level 1, near Banana Republic

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 9, 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 2 & 9 at 9 a.m.

 

HOLIDAY ENTERTAINMENT

Plano Civic Chorus

Level 1, Center Court

Nov. 23, 12:30 p.m.

 

Brookhaven College Handbell Ensemble

Level 1, Center Court

Dec. 8, 12:00.

Uptown Carolers

December 23, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

December 24, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Additionally, on selected weekends, guests will enjoy performances from Sounding Brass, local school choirs and strolling entertainment from a colorful Stiltwalker and Elf)

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. Visithttp://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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