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Santa’s Arrival and Tree Lighting Event at Hill Country Galleria

Nov 23, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Join Hill Country Galleria for the annual Tree Lighting & Santa’s Arrival event on Black Friday, November 23rd. For Black Friday, the Galleria will be open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Guests may shop for Black Friday specials at various retailers throughout the day and then join for the special event. Camp Gladiator will be hosting a free post-Thanksgiving workout in the Central Plaza at 9 a.m. for patrons that would like to get to the Galleria early. The fun starts at 6 p.m. in the outdoor Central Plaza where families can see Santa, help light the holiday tree and enjoy live music by Echosmith starting at 7 p.m.

Santa’s Wonderland, situated across from the Central Plaza, will be open for the holiday season, starting November 24 through December 24. While visits with Santa are always free, a professional photographer will be there to snap a keepsake photo for a fee. Hours for Santa’s Wonderland can be found at In addition, beginning on Black Friday until January 1, the Galleria’s holiday tree will have a light show from 5 to 10 p.m. every half hour.

Schedule of events (times are approximate):
8 a.m. to 9 p.m. – Black Friday shopping at Hill Country Galleria
6 p.m. – Face painting and kids activities in the Central Plaza
6 p.m. – Program begins with Santa’s Arrival and Tree Lighting with a special performance by Madison McWilliams
7 p.m. – Live music by Echosmith


Nov 23, 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Hill Country Galleria
12700 Hill Country Blvd.
Bee Cave, TX 78738 United States
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