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Galleria Dallas Begins Construction Of Iconic Christmas Tree

This year's tree will incorporate new LED lighting, which will allow for festive animation displays

Jingle bells are all around us so you know what time it is! Galleria Dallas announced that its iconic Christmas tree is already under construction ahead of the attraction’s expected opening later this week.

Standing at 95 feet tall, the Dallas shopping mall’s annual Christmas structure currently holds the title for the largest indoor holiday tree in the United States.

While it remains renowned for its colossal height, this year’s version of Galleria Dallas’ Christmas tree will come with a few noticeable changes.

The biggest highlight of the tree’s newest look is the incorporation of new LED lighting courtesy of Twinkly, an Italian-based smart lighting brand that is renowned for providing lighting for The Vatican’s holiday tree. Galleria Dallas’ will be the lengthiest tree that the company has ever illuminated in its history.

Twinkly’s 200,000 programmable LED lights will allow the Texas-sized Christmas tree to display a variety of festive animations, including a dancing reindeer, moving holiday gifts and the iconic holiday legend himself, Santa Claus.

Other additions planned for the attraction include the incorporation of over 700 new, fuller branches, along with around 15,000 new colored ball ornaments that will hang from the tree and dazzle visitors along the way.  

“The holiday season has always been our time to shine at Galleria Dallas,” said Angie Freed, general manager of Galleria Dallas. “The beautiful handiwork and visually stunning technology will truly allow us to create the biggest, brightest, merriest holiday experiences for all of North Texas.”

Once construction is complete, Galleria Dallas will be posting a time-lapse video of the Christmas tree setup process to its various social media pages.

The setup of the Christmas tree is slated to be completed by Nov. 10, 2023, and along with the titan-sized tree, the Dallas-based shopping mall has a number of other festive events and entertainment planned from Nov. 17, 2023, through Jan. 7, 2024.

On Nov. 17, Galleria Dallas will kick off the holiday season by offering the most technologically advanced Santa experience for guests. As part of the experience, guests will board a train and get the chance to check out all of the festive sights before they ultimately visit Jolly Old Saint Nicholas.

Other experiences planned include the mall’s annual immersive exhibition, SNOWDAY, which promises to create “Instagrammable moments” for guests; the Grand Tree Lighting Celebration, which features an ice-skating, back-flipping Santa that shoots fireworks out of his skates; a menorah lighting in celebration of Hanukkah; and much more.

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