SNOWDAY, photo courtesy Bayer & Motus LLC.


November 06, 2020 to December 31, 2020


Galleria Dallas View map
13350 Dallas Parkway,
Dallas, TX, 75240

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For more than three decades, Galleria Dallas has been where Dallas goes to experience the holidays. From the country’s tallest indoor Christmas tree to children sharing their wishes with Santa, the famed shopping center has long been the holiday epicenter of North Texas. While things may look a little different in 2020, Galleria Dallas has plans to continue the holiday sparkle for its guests.

As always, the core of the holiday experience at Galleria Dallas is festive shoppers seeking their holiday treasures. The center’s nearly 200 retailers will be decked out to receive shoppers in traditional, albeit socially distanced, fashion and with initiatives like curbside pick-up, which allows shoppers to work with retailers via phone or internet and have merchandise delivered to their cars contact-free.

Schedule of events:

Christmas Tree Raising
Nov. 8–11
Visible from Center Court and all levels
The holiday begins with the traditional decoration and raising of the country’s tallest indoor Christmas tree. A crew of nearly 100 of Santa’s helpers work round-the-clock to set up the 95-foot-tall holiday tree, decorated with over 450,000 twinkly LED lights and more than 10,000 ball ornaments. The record-holding tree is topped with a custom-designed 10-foot-tall LED star. Guests will be able to skate around that tree from Nov. 12–Jan. 3.

Visit Santa at the North Pole Express at Station 12.24
Friday, Nov. 20–Christmas Eve
Level one near Sephora
Straight from the North Pole, Santa invites all families to visit him in his grandiose sleigh to hear gift requests and take photos. Each child photographed with Santa will also receive a free ticket to visit SNOWDAY DALLAS. Visits are by appointment only to help staff monitor lines and minimize large crowds. Reserve online in advance at for an in-person visit with Santa or book a virtual visit with a video keepsake.

Illumination Celebration
Nov. 27–Dec. 24 daily at noon, 2, 4, 6 and 8pm (no 8pm shows on Sundays)
Visible all levels and Center Court
The nation’s tallest indoor Christmas tree illuminates in grand fashion choreographed to magical sounds of the season. Free to watch light show. To skate: $12 admission; $5 skate rental. Visit

Nov. 20–Jan. 3, center hours
Level one near Sephora
Get in the holiday spirit at this immersive photo opportunity.
Tickets available at Advance purchase online required. $22 for adults and $8 for children 12 and under.

Chamberlain Ballet presents Nutcracker Sweets
Saturday, Nov. 21 at 9am
Level three near Nordstrom
This abbreviated production of the Tchaikovsky classic features all of the favorite dances of the holiday ballet in a smaller production. Tickets are limited and advance purchase is required. Continue the celebration every day in December as Chamberlain Ballet displays decades of Nutcracker performances in a photo display on level one near Apple.

Grand Tree Lighting Celebration
Sunday, Dec. 6 at 7:30pm
Visible from Center Court and all levels
Enjoy this skate spectacular featuring celebrity skaters, holiday characters, and students from the Galleria Dallas Skate School, who introduce the lighting of the country’s tallest indoor tree. Proceeds benefit Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center.

Breakfast with Santa at American Girl
Sundays Dec. 6, 13 and 20 at 9am
Celebrate the season with your special girl! Start the merriment with a delicious continental breakfast at American Girl. Tickets are limited and can be purchased online at

DFW Rescue Me Pet Adoptions
Nov. 27–Dec. 24 daily from noon–6pm
Level one near Banana Republic
Stop by to meet adoptable dogs from DFW rescue Me and maybe you can take home a new best friend.

Caring Santa
Sunday, Nov. 29, 8–11am
Level one near Sephora
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. Visits are limited and by appointment only. Reserve your spot online.

Salvation Army Angel Tree
Adoption dates Nov. 6–Dec. 4
Level one near Center Court
Adopt an angel through the Salvation Army Angel Tree this holiday season and help others in need. Galleria Dallas will hold a socially distanced, drive-through drop off December 4–5 from 11:30am–6pm. Driveway near Grand Lux Café.

Hanukkah Menorah Lighting
Dec. 10–18
Level one near the Guest Reception Center
Celebrate Hanukkah with a large-scale Menorah lit a candle every evening at 6pm.