7 things you'll see at The Galleria's Ice Spectacular

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Time lapse video shows crews putting up the gorgeous Christmas tree at Galleria Mall overnight (KTRK)

Feeling jolly?

The Galleria is helping get you in the holiday spirit on Saturday night with it's 28th Annual Ice Spectacular.

The 45-minute tree lighting show gets underway at 6pm. You can find out more on the Visit Houston website.

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A team of Santa's helpers just put the finishing touches on The Galleria's incredible 55-foot Christmas tree, and now they need you, your friends and family to come out and help light it up.

If you have never been to this annual Houston tradition, here's seven things you can expect from this year's celebration:

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A performance from Mary Sarah
Houston's own Mary Sarah was featured as a finalist on season 10 of "The Voice," and will be on hand to help serenade the crowds towards some holiday cheer.

A visit from the big guy himself
Skating Santa Claus is strapping on the blades and hitting The Galleria's ice rink to help welcome the holidays to Houston.

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A fireworks display
As if lighting one of Houston's biggest trees isn't exciting enough, audiences will enjoy a cascade of sparks and fireworks from the multi-level views of the Ice Spectacular.

Nearly half a million twinkling lights
Without question, the tree at The Galleria is one of the most beautiful in the entire city. Part of its luster comes from the 450,000 lights that are strung around the tree.

At night, you'll love how they illuminate the mall from the ice rink all the way to its glass ceiling.

More than 5,000 ornaments
Another reason The Galleria's tree is such a phenomenal sight are the vast variety of ornaments which hang from its branches. Organizers say there are more than 5,000 in all, featuring a variety of colors and shapes.

Professional ice routines
Fan of figure skating? Come out to see five popular professional skaters take the ice with a series of dynamic routines that will leave you spellbound.

Fun for the entire family
Throughout the day Saturday, The Galleria will host visitors for in-store activities, face painting, balloon art and live entertainment across The Galleria property.

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