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Galleria Dallas Missile Toes Joined by Olympians

They say everything is bigger in Texas and nowhere else in the country can you see it better displayed during the holidays than with the country’s tallest indoor Christmas Tree and the Macy’s Grand Tree Lighting Celebration at Galleria Dallas. 

Nothing says holiday in Dallas more than celebrity ice skaters pirouetting under the tallest indoor Christmas tree in the U.S. for thousands of guests at the Macy’s Grand Tree Lighting Celebration at Galleria Dallas. 

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.

The public is invited to the complimentaryMacy’s Grand Tree Lighting Celebration, Nov. 29 at noon; Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14, & 21 at a new starting time, 6 p.m. at Galleria Dallas.

MACY’S GRAND TREE LIGHTING CELEBRATION SCHEDULE

Friday, Nov. 29 at noon

Saturday, Nov. 30 at 6 p.m.

Kurt Browning

Four-time Canadian champion, three-time Olympic team member, three-time world professional champion and first man to land a quadruple jump in competition.

Kim Navarro and Brent Bommentre

Two-time U.S. bronze medalists and bronze medal winners at the 2008 Four Continents Championships. Since retiring from the sport, the pair has been principal performers with Holiday on Ice international ice show, guest-starred in Fox’s Glee and competed on America’s Got Talent. Navarro has also been a regular on the Canadian TV smash, Battle of the Blades.

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.

Keegan Messing

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. Competes for a spot on the 2014 Olympic team in January.

Saturday, Dec. 21 at 6 p.m.

Sarah Hughes

Olympic Gold Medalist, 5-time United States National Medalist, Cover of TIME and Sports Illustrated magazines.

And of course: Every Macy’s Grand Tree Lighting Celebration includes the legendary Past World Professional Champion “Missile Toes,” the back-flipping, pyrotechnic Santa at Galleria Dallas.  He is also joined by the illustrious Amanda Dobbs, U.S. International Competitor and Galleria Dallas Ice Rink Instructor.

And what would a beautiful holiday experience at Galleria Dallas be without the little skating ice fairies, sugar plums, angels and elfs? The local youth skaters that accompany our featured skaters at the Macy’s Grand Tree Lighting Celebration will be selected and announced in November 2013, after a rigorous audition process coordinated by the Galleria Dallas Ice Rink team.

Galleria Dallas. We are Dallas.

Galleria Dallas is an iconic shopping center with a unique collection of more than 200 retailers, restaurants and experiences including a flagship Nordstrom, Macy’s, the world’s only GAP, Banana Republic and Old Navy combo anchor, a market -exclusive American Girl, the Westin Galleria Dallas hotel and the signature Galleria Ice Skating Center. Welcoming more than 19 million visitors annually, only Galleria Dallas delivers the consummate Dallas shopping experience. Visit www.galleriadallas.com for hours and to learn more about the shopping center. Galleria Dallas is managed by Simon Property Group, Inc. 13350 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, Texas 75240.

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