Twinkling lights fill the country’s largest Christmas tree, Santa Claus is set up on his socially distanced sleigh, and shoppers are masking up and enjoying the wonderful holiday season at Galleria Dallas! We are so excited the holidays are finally here – and we can’t wait to celebrate at Galleria Dallas this year.
After three days of faithfully working, 50 of Santa’s elves helped set up the tallest tree in America, sitting right in the center of the ice rink at Galleria Dallas at 95-feet tall. This tree is decorated with over 450,000 twinkly LED lights and more than 10,000 ball ornaments. Beginning Wednesday night, the sparkling lights will be officially glowing – with a custom-designed 10-foot-tall LED star on top – as ice skaters can dance and glide around it.
Additionally, Galleria Dallas is getting ready to host Station 12.24 at the North Pole. This new Santa sleigh set is designed to be socially distanced, yet full of holiday magic. Santa will officially arrive at Galleria Dallas on Nov. 20, so you can get your pictures with him even before Thanksgiving! Make your reservations with Santa in advance online, then you can show up and take pictures with a clear barrier in between. Pictures with Santa will be available through Dec. 24.
Many other displays, exhibits and events will be happening at Galleria Dallas throughout the holiday season as well, including many that will take place this week.
From now through Nov. 30, you can see the Mask Up in Style exhibit in partnership with Fashion Group International. There are over 60 fabulous face masks made from artists, designers, athletes and actors (including Troy Aikman, Angie Harmon, Linda Gray and more), which will be auctioned off later to fund local scholarships.
On Nov. 21, nearly 30 dancers from the Chamberlain Ballet will come to Galleria Dallas to perform a socially distanced version of The Nutcracker called Nutcracker Sweets. This awesome show is just one more way you can enjoy your favorite holiday traditions once again in the age of COVID-19. You can also see a photography exhibit featuring decades of Chamberlain’s The Nutcracker performances, available from Dec. 1-31.
You can also see the cool SNOWDAY DALLAS. Galleria Dallas is partnering with Bayer Brothers Sets and MOTUS to bring SNOWDAY DALLAS to the center, which will be a multi-room immersive photo experience that leads visitors through a fantasyland of holiday experiences and high-tech photos opportunities. Tickets are $22 for adults and $8 for children and can be reserved online.
While you are at Galleria Dallas, be sure to check out some of the new stores in the shopping center. These include Make Your Life Sweeter, which is a colorful store full of delicious goodies, and Trail Blaze, which helps at-risk teens learn to create and merchandise their own goods.
Finally, don’t forget to get your holiday shopping done at Galleria Dallas! The center will be closed on Thanksgiving Day to allow employees time off to celebrate with their family, and then open on Black Friday to offer holiday deals and specials so you can grab something for everyone on your list. Galleria Dallas’s nearly 200 retailers will be decked out to receive shoppers in traditional, yet social distanced fashion, with curbside pickup available as well. You can shop for the newest dolls from American Girl, browse the region’s largest selection of Rolex timepieces from Bachendorf’s, or buy a dreamy designer bag from Gucci or Louis Vuitton. Be sure to also visit the DFW Rescue Me pop-up of pet adoptions, taking place from Nov. 27 through Dec. 24. A full list of holiday experiences at Galleria Dallas can be found online.
The holiday season is still going to be spectacular, even if it does look a little different than in past years. Don’t let anyone stop you from celebrating early or enjoying every minute of this special time that you can – let Galleria Dallas help your holidays be merry and bright, once again!