HOUSTON — The Galleria will kick off the holiday season Saturday with the 31st annual Ice Spectacular.

The event will open with the lighting of its 55-foot Christmas tree, featuring 450,000 twinkling lights and 5,000 ornaments in a variety of colors and shapes.

The 45-minute tree-lighting show, a holiday tradition, will feature a performance by Gyth Rigdon, runner-up from Season 16 of The Voice. The event will culminate with the lighting of the tree by Skating Santa and a fireworks display.

The event is free and open to the community.  

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The skating component of the evening will be highlighted by a spectacular group of professional skaters, including:

  • Karina Sinding Johnson, four-time Danish Senior National Champion and three-time World Championships competitor
  • Erin Reed, United States National Junior Ladies Medalist and Senior National competitor
  • Joe Gorecki, two-time Gold medalist in Moves and Freestyle
  • Cheyne Coppage and Katie Uhlig, former National and International Pair Skating medalists
Skating Santa
The event will culminate with the lighting of the tree by Skating Santa and a fireworks display.
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The event starts at noon with family and children's activities, live entertainment and special in-store events.

The ice and musical performances start 6 p.m. followed by a countdown to the grand lighting of the tree and fireworks.

The Galleria is located at 5085 Westheimer.

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