Thursday, December 26, 2013


BIG D NYE at American Airlines Center

Big D NYE is the largest New Year's Eve celebration in the Central Time Zone. Over 35,000 people enjoyed Big D NYE 2013 from inside the gated venue, with thousands more celebrating from surrounding areas. The live television broadcast was viewed by over 611,000 households* in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. It was also seen in over 20 markets throughout Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, and New Mexico with additional markets scheduled to be added this year.

Over 400 staff and crew-members contribute to the production of Big D NYE. The technical execution involves 15 high definition cameras positioned throughout the venue, three jib cameras, two robotic tower cameras, a helicopter, two music stages, two front of house mix boards, two stage and monitor mix boards, a pair of control rooms (an HD event production switch truck, and WFAA's control room), four Go Vision portable HD screens, 10 Victory Park HD mega video boards, pyrotechnics and crew from three rooftops. Whew! It's quite a production!

Produced in partnership by the southwest's largest ABC television affiliate, WFAA and the American Airlines Center, this outdoor Times Square experience is like none other. The FREE, family friendly event takes place in Victory Park, which is home to the American Airlines Center, the Dallas Mavericks, the Dallas Stars and WFAA's sleek Victory Park television studio. Big D NYE boasts gigantic HD video screens, live music, special celebrity guests, and one of the largest New Year's fireworks displays in the nation.


December 31, 2013
7:00 P.M.
DOORS OPEN: 12:00 A.M.


Where To Stay?

Embassy Suites Dallas Near the Galleria

14021 Noel Road
Dallas, TX  75254

Enjoy Big D NYE at the Dallas New Year's Eve Hotel : Embassy Suites Dallas Near the Galleria.
Welcome the New Year with:

  • Free cooked to order breakfast
  • Complimentary Evening Reception
  • Two Room Suite
  • Free hotel shuttle in 3 mile radius 
  • Packages that include Free WiFi, Gift Cards, Bonus HHonor Points, Discounted Rates and more
CLICK HERE and join the Big D NYE Celebration!

Dallas Big Things Happen Here

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Heart of Dallas Bowl Kicks Off New Year's Day

Heart of Dallas Bowl Presented by PlainsCapital Bank

Heart of Dallas Bowl   Cotton Bowl Stadium  Fair Park, TX

January 1, 2014 | Historic Cotton Bowl in Fair Park

North Texas and UNLV Rebels To Play In Heart Of Dallas Bowl On New Year's Day

Dec. 8, 2013 - UPDATED 9:20 PM
DENTON, Texas - In the centennial year of North Texas football, the Mean Green today accepted an invitation to play in the Heart of Dallas Bowl on New Year's Day.
"It is an honor to be invited to participate in the Heart of Dallas Bowl," North Texas head coach Dan McCarney said. "We are tremendously excited to be involved in a New Year's Day bowl game at a venue with all the history of the Cotton Bowl Stadium. This will make it easy for all of our fans to come and watch this team make history while going for its ninth win of the season."
The Heart of Dallas Bowl will pit North Texas against UNLV on Jan. 1, 2014, at the 92,000-seat Cotton Bowl in historic Fair Park, the 277-acre landmark complex of art-deco architecture that hosts the State Fair of Texas. Kickoff is scheduled for 11 a.m.

Heart of Dallas Bowl Hotel :

Embassy Suites Dallas Near the Galleria

14021 Noel Road
Dallas, TX

All Heart of Dallas Bowl attendees will enjoy:

  • Free Cooked to order breakfast
  • Complimentary Evening Reception
  • Two Room Suite
  • Packages that include Free Internet, Gift Cards, Bonus HHonor Points
Click Here and pick the overnight package at your Heart of Dallas Bowl Hotel

Embassy Suites Dallas Near the Galleria is 16 miles/23 minutes from Cotton Bowl Stadium

Deep in the Heart of North Texas - ATT Cotton Bowl Classic

ATT Cotton Bowl Classic

The 78th AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic is scheduled for Friday, January 3, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. CST live on FOX.

The Cotton Bowl Athletic Association (CBAA) is a nonprofit organization incorporated under the laws of the state of Texas to promote, sponsor and stage an annual postseason intercollegiate football game in Arlington, Texas.

AT&T Inc. became the official title sponsor of the game on September 18, 1996.

The first Classic was conceived by the late J. Curtis Sanford, a Dallas oilman and business executive. Sanford's first game promotion, a private enterprise guaranteeing each institution $10,000, matched TCU and Marquette on January 1, 1937, at Fair Park's Cotton Bowl Stadium before 17,000 fans. In 1941, the affiliation with the Southwest Conference began, with the SWC voting to send its champion annually to the Classic as the host institution. A partnership was formed in 1998 to create one of the top collegiate matchups in postseason play. Each year the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic will serve as the New Year's Day home for the Big 12 Conference and Southeastern Conference.



The ATT Cotton Bowl Classic Hotel -- Embassy Suites Dallas Near the Galleria -- close enough to ATT Stadium to enjoy all the action and far enough away to rest and relax and relive all the Football action.

All Fans will enjoy:

  • Free cooked to order breakfast
  • Complimentary Evening Reception
  • Two Room Suite
  • Discounted rates, Bonus HHonor Point, Free Internet, Gift Cards and more
CLICK HERE to reserve your overnight package now at your ATT Cotton Bowl Classic Hotel -
Embassy Suites Dallas Near the Galleria

Embassy Suites Dallas Near the Galleria is 25 miles/30 minutes from ATT Stadium

Friday, December 6, 2013

Holiday Travel Tips from

Holiday Travel Tips

Holiday Travel Tips


These simple steps can save you time and headaches with air travel, baggage and crowds
by: Alexis Flippin, Frommer’s Travel, from:

'Tis the season to be traveling, whether you're jetting off to far-flung places or taking a road trip to see family. Crowded airports and gridlocked roads — not to mention free-floating anxiety — can make holiday travel a headache. With our holiday travel tips, though, it doesn't have to be.

picture of Santa asleep on plane

These holiday travel tips will make your journey a breeze.

1. Avoid Flying at Peak Times
If your travel schedule is flexible, avoid flying on the busiest days of the season: the day before Thanksgiving and the two days immediately preceding and following Christmas and New Year's. Also, book flights at off-peak times, such as early morning. If at all possible, fly on the holiday itself, when airports have an almost empty, tumbleweed-blowing-in-the-desert feel.

2. Hit the Road With Technology by Your Side
Portable GPS navigators are wondrous things, providing the fastest and most direct routes to your destination — and voice auto-commands help keep your eyes on the road. Upgraded models offer real-time traffic information, but unless your car has built-in GPS capability, these can be pricey. A much more economical alternative — as infree — is Google Maps, available on most smartphones. It not only provides driving directions but also has color-coded lines indicating the severity of traffic ahead: green lines indicate good conditions, yellow means fair, and red or red/black signal poor conditions.

3. Travel Light
Don't be weighed down with packages. Order gifts online, and have them sent directly to the recipient, or mail your packages ahead of time. If you're a procrastinator, you can take advantage of the annual Free Shipping Day on December 17, when some 1,500 merchants guarantee free delivery by Christmas Eve. And, if you're flying, don't wrap the gifts you bring — airlines have the right to open any wrapped package.

4. Don't Check Your Bags
The Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays are traditionally the busiest times to fly, which means the odds of losing your luggage rise exponentially with the increased air traffic. Not to mention the expense of paying $25 or more per bag. (Consider shipping your luggage ahead of time with these tips from AARP money expert Sid Kirchheimer.) Be on the safe side: carry on your luggage.

5. Take the Back Roads
Driving the interstates can be dull at any time, but holiday travel often adds big-time gridlock to the mix. If you have some time on your hands, why not leave the major highways behind, and hit the back roads for serendipitous pleasures? (These 7 iconic drives are some of the best in the U.S. any time of year.) Of all the holiday travel tips, this one will help you to focus on the joys of the season most of all.

5 Holiday Travel Tips from AARP

Friday, November 15, 2013

Cyber Monday Dallas Countdown


SPECIAL OFFERS Macy's Tree Lighting
cyber monday hotel sale
Embassy Suites Dallas Near the Galleria
Cyber Monday is December 2, 2013 and the countdown has begun for one of the biggest Cyber Monday Hotel sales in Dallas, Texas.
For one day, enjoy 20 % off regular hotel rates till December 31, 2014 at Embassy Suites Dallas Near the Galleria. *
Can't wait till December 2?
Check out our other offers that include free cooked to order breakfast, complimentary evening reception, free high speed internet access gift cards, bonus points and more.
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Our More Nights, More Points promotion lets you earn 2x points on two-night stays, 3x points on three-night stays, and 4x points on four-night stays. Book your stay by January 31, 2014....LEARN MORE
Galleria dallas holiday Shop till you drop package
Get your Holiday Shopping started at one of the most famous malls in Texas - Galleria Dallas.   Our Holiday Shop Till You Drop Galleria Dallas package includes: a $50.00 American Express® gift card,
 $25.00 meal certificate to our very own on-site Ethan's American Bistro Restaurant (maximum three certificates)
Complimentary transportation to/from the Galleria Mall 
military family holiday special
Our way of saying, "Thank You".   For active & retired military and their families enjoy exclusive savings of 10%.  And of course with every stay at Embassy Suites Hotels, guests enjoy two-room suites, free cooked-to-order breakfast and complimentary drinks and snacks at the nightly Evening Reception....LEARN MORE
DECEMBER  2013 through DECEMBER  2014
20 % off regular rate
Free Internet Access
Free cooked to order breakfast
Complimentary Evening Reception
Two Room Suite

* offer subject to availability. black out dates apply

Book Online or Call (972) 364-3640 to reserve your package today!
Embassy Suites Dallas
14021 Noel Road, Dallas, TX 75240
TEL: 972-364-3640 | FAX: 972-364-3641
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Friday, November 8, 2013

Dallas Love Project


Dallas Love Project

Galleria Dallas kicks off the holiday season with love.  As we approach the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, The Dallas LOVE Project will honor President Kennedy through art to show the world that love thrives in Dallas.  Galleria Dallas is proud to present the art display showcasing unconditional acts of love, beauty, hope and inspiration from the people of Dallas.

The art display is located on Level 1 Galleria Dallas

The Dallas LOVE Project

When :
Friday, November 1 10:00 am to
Wednesday, November 27 9:00 pm


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Dallas Love Project

What is the Dallas LOVE Project?

There are defining moments in the life of a city. For Dallas, that moment came on November 22, 1963.
Now, it is time to create a redefining moment – The Dallas LOVE Project.

It began on September 21 – International Peace Day – and continuing through November 22 – the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Dallas will be transformed into one giant art gallery. Over 30,000 pieces of art. Over 30,000 unconditional acts of love, beauty, hope and inspiration.

Created by the people of Dallas, this remarkable project will redefine the city through a genuine outpouring of love – a true reflection of the character and courage of a remarkable city.

The Dallas LOVE Project – What the world needs now.

Who are we?

STEERING COMMITTEE_IMG_0001The LOVE Project is led by 29 Pieces, a non-profit organization in Dallas, TX whose mission is to use art to uplift and awaken the creative human spirit to make genuine social change. For the Dallas LOVE Project, 29 Pieces is working with more than 60 community partners.

The steering committee of the Dallas LOVE Project is:

Karen Blessen, Executive Director (29 Pieces)
Mauricio Navarro, Project Manager (RAIZ Inc.)
Kara Hobbs, Volunteer Coordinator
Kelly Nash
Karen Isbell
Darryl Ratcliff
Adrienne Hamilton, Public Relations (Nicole Communications)

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Macy's Grand Tree Lighting Celebration Lights up the Ice at Galleria Dallas

from press room

Olympic & World Champion Skaters Light Up the Ice at Galleria Dallas for Macy's Grand Tree Lighting Celebration

Santa Claus on ice at Galleria Dallas

The #1 attraction in North Dallas -- Galleria Dallas -- celebrates the holidays in a spectacular ice skating show, Nov. 29 – Dec. 21, 2013 
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 complimentary Macy’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. 


Missle Toes at the Macy's Grand Tree Lighting Celebration

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 
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 
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. 
Visit for hours and to learn more about the shopping center. 



Where to Stay for the all the festivities at Galleria Dallas?

Embassy Suites Dallas Near the Galleria provides:

  • Free hotel shuttle to and from Galleria Dallas
  • Free cooked to order breakfast daily
  • Free High Speed Internet
  • Complimentary Evening Reception
  • Two Room Suite
  • Galleria Dallas Holiday Shopping Package that includes:  $50.00 American Express® gift card, $25.00 credit in our very own  Ethan's American Bistro Restaurant (maximum three certificates); Seasonal/select promotions to participating stores
Click Here to reserve your Galleria Dallas Holiday Shopping Package and feel the Holiday Season begin !

Macy's Grand Tree Lighting Celebration Galleria Dallas