HOUSTON – Kick-off the holiday season at the 31st annual tree lighting event at The Galleria.
Here are five things you should know before heading out to the holiday celebration happening at 6 p.m. on Nov. 9:
1. How long is the show?
The show lasts 45 minutes and culminates with the Christmas tree lighting, followed by a fireworks display.
2. How tall is the Christmas tree?
The 55-foot Christmas tree will be lit up by Skating Santa. The tree features 450,000 twinkling lights and 5,000 ornaments in a variety of shapes and colors.
3. Who is performing this year?
The show will feature a performance by Gyth Rigdon, runner-up from Season 16 of NBC's "The Voice."
4. Who are the skaters?
The group of professional skaters are:
- 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
5. How much does it cost?
The event is free and open to the public.