from press room GalleriaDallas.com
Olympic & World Champion Skaters Light Up the Ice at Galleria Dallas for Macy's Grand Tree Lighting Celebration
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.
MACY’S GRAND TREE LIGHTING CELEBRATION SCHEDULE
Friday, Nov. 29 at noon
Saturday, Nov. 30 at 6 p.m.
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.
2011 U.S. champion, 2007 U.S. silver medalist and three-time U.S. Collegiate Champion.
Saturday, Dec. 14 at 6 p.m.
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.
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 www.galleriadallas.com 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 !