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
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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