They say everything is bigger in Texas and nowhere else in the country can you see it better displayed during the holidays than from the center of the ice rink with the country's tallest indoor Christmas tree and the Macy's Grand Tree Lighting Celebration at Galleria Dallas, Nov. 29 – Dec. 21, 2013. Each free holiday show features Missile Toes, Galleria's ice-skating, back-flipping, pyrotechnic Santa Claus, live performances from Olympic, World and National champions and local children performing around the illustrious 95-foot-tall Christmas tree. This year's featured guest skaters include 2002 Olympic Champion Sarah Hughes, Four-time World Champion Kurt Browning, U.S. Bronze Medalist and U.S. World Team Competitors Kim Navarro and Brent Bommentre, 2011 U.S. Champion Ryan Bradley, and U.S. Junior Men's Champion Keegan Messing.
But the fun has only just begun at Galleria Dallas during the holidays!
Upon arrival at Galleria Dallas, the holiday experience is a part of every touch point. Drivers are assisted by Galleria's red‐suited, Santa‐inspired parking directors as they park in one of the center's 10,000 covered parking spaces. For out-of- town guests, the two-time Starwood Property of the Year Westin Galleria is the destination for holiday fun, with on‐property access to Galleria Dallas' 200 stores like Michael Kors, H&M, Zara, Nordstrom, Brahmin, Louis Vuitton, lululemon athletica, Bachendorf's Jewelers, Tiffany & Co., Gucci, American Girl and more. No matter what you are hungry for, Galleria is home to some of Dallas'best dining with The Grill on the Alley, Mi Cocina, The Second Floor Bistro & Bar, Grand Lux Cafe, The Oceanaire with 35 total dining options all at your fingertips. For our younger visitors, make plans to visit Santa for photos with the kids, enjoy the free Slappy's Holiday Circus family shows and hear the sounds of holiday music with a full schedule of live holiday musical entertainment. Best of all, the center offers extended holiday hours, so guests can enjoy holiday shopping and entertainment even longer!
MACY'S GRAND TREE LIGHTING CELEBRATION SCHEDULE
Friday, Nov. 29 at noon
Saturday, Nov. 30 at 6 p.m.
Four-time Canadian champion, three-time Olympic team member, three-time world professional champion.
Kim Navarro and Brent Bommentre, Glee and competed on America's Got Talent.
Saturday, Dec. 7 at 6 p.m.
Ryan Bradley, 2011 U.S. champion, 2007 U.S. silver medalist and three-time U.S. Collegiate Champion.
Saturday, Dec. 14 at 6 p.m.
, U.S. Junior Men's Champion, two-time (2011, 2012) Coupe de Nice champion, 2012 Nebelhorn Trophy bronze medalist and fourth place at the 2010 World Junior Championships.
Saturday, Dec. 21 at 6 p.m.
, Olympic Gold Medalist, 5-time United States National Medalist, Cover of TIME and Sports Illustrated magazines.
Without a doubt, Galleria Dallas is pure magic at the holidays!