Galleria Dallas will light their 95-foot Christmas monolith by the weekend!
The experts agree: early Christmas decorators are happier people. If that’s the case, the elves over at the Dallas Galleria must be positively jubilant. For this weekend, the Galleria will light their 95-foot Christmas tree to dazzle customers for the holiday season. [Featured image: @galleriadallas]
Time and time again, the age-old expression holds us: everything really is bigger in Texas – Christmas included. Inside the Dallas Galleria stands the tallest indoor Christmas tree in the country.
This news might come off as a bit of a surprise; Christmas trees in the south? It doesn’t even snow here, you might think. Let it be known that the indoor tree is not in the likes of the Griswold’s organic, hand-cut-and-dried tree scraping the ceiling of their living room, but rather a 95-foot monolith composed of 1,400 branches, 10,000 ornaments, and over a half million lights.
To build this giant shrine to Christmastime, the Galleria requires the entire staff over at Santa’s workshop to pitch in. Eighty employees come together over a week’s time or so days to build the frame and conduct maintenance on the process.
“We start a week in advance, start pulling the boxes, the frames, checking out inventory, tools,” Head Elf, Wayde Pearce, said. “Making a list, checking it twice, that kind of thing.”
The tree was completed last night and is planned to be lit by this weekend. Ice skating and other seasonal activities at the galleria such as Santa one-on-ones will be available the following week.