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World’s Tallest Indoor Christmas Tree at Galleria Dallas

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The world’s tallest indoor Christmas tree will wow shoppers at Galleria Dallas during the holiday season. Of course, a tree this big takes a little longer to install. Everyone is invited to watch a crew of 50 work around the clock November 3-6 to set up and decorate the 95-foot tall tree in Center Court at Galleria Dallas.

The iconic tree features almost a half-million lights, 10,000 ornaments, and a 100-pound, 10-foot-tall LED star. The Galleria Dallas Christmas tree also performs several times a day, as it’s illuminated with choreography and holiday music.

Missile Toes Lights Christmas Tree

Galleria Dallas Missile Toes

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Santa arrives to welcome guests to his Winter Wonderland on Level I near Banana Republic. While Missile Toes, the ice-skating Santa who shoots fireworks from his skates, kicks off the holiday celebration at noon on Black Friday, November 29. The Grand Tree Lighting Celebration features a spectacular ice-skating show and a firework finale, with Missile Toes lighting the tree.

Olympic and National Champion-ranked ice skaters and students from Galleria Dallas Skate School perform along with Missile Toes November 30, December 7, December 14, and December 21 on the Center Court arena. Visitors to Galleria Dallas enjoy a holiday celebration that’s one of the grandest in the country, continuing through December 31.

Galleria Dallas Santa's workshop

Photo: Galleria Dallas

Slappy’s Holiday Circus, a classic European Circus featuring puppets, magic, clowns, contortionists, and jugglers, is presented by Slappy’s Playhouse on Level 1 November 29. The family favorite show can also be enjoyed November 30, December 7, 14, and 21 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Kids are also invited to family entertainment at Showtime Saturdays on Level 3. Face painters and balloon artists are featured along with live performances during the holiday season.

Other holiday activities include the Salvation Army Angel Tree on Level 1, North of Center Court November 1-December 6. Celebrate Hanukkah with a large-scale menorah and candle lighting every evening December 22-30 on Level 1. American Girl hosts a continental breakfast for their customers at 9 a.m. December 1 and 8.

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 is posted to GalleriaDallas.com.