Santa Claus arrives at Galleria at Sunset Nov. 7

Arrival festivities to include performance of ‘Scrooge’ by Winchester Cultural Center’s dance, theater performers

HENDERSON, Nev. – Henderson’s kids better watch out; they’d better not cry; they’d better not pout – Santa’s due to arrive.

Santa Claus is coming to the Galleria at Sunset’s center court at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7. His arrival will be accompanied by a free performance of “Scrooge” by Winchester Cultural Center’s Star Catchers Dance and Headliners Youth Theater programs. The family-friendly indoor event will include milk and cookies and a tree-lighting ceremonyof course, photos with Santa will begin.

New as of last year, the Galleria’s décor will include a spectacular musical light show, Light Up the Night, which will “perform” every evening on the hour from 5 p.m. to close throughout the holiday season.

The Galleria’s holiday décor package boasts more than 54,000 lights. It also includes an area for Santa that could have been taken right out of “The Nutcracker.” The set has a classical toy approach that takes on a larger-than-life proportion. It features a 10-foot seated toy soldier, a 15-foot inflatable plush teddy bear, a 40-foot Christmas tree and an extra wide chair for Santa.

The displays will feature more than 10.3 miles of copper wire and a sound system that will ensure all can enjoy the more than 2,000 watts of holiday music. Light Up the Night operates on the typical power available in any U.S. home and takes almost two weeks to program by hand. The Galleria’s programmers’ mice travel more than three miles to program the show.

The Galleria at Sunset opened in 1996 and is anchored by Macy’s, JCPenney, Dillard’s, Kohl’s and Dick’s Sporting Goods. It features retailers such as H&M, Coach, bebe, Buckle, Forever 21, Abercrombie & Fitch, Victoria’s Secret, and more. Galleria at Sunset is co-owned by Forest City Enterprises and QIC and managed by Forest City Enterprises. The 1,048,000-square-foot regional shopping center is the only enclosed mall in Henderson and one of the largest in Southern Nevada. In addition to retail, the Galleria at Sunset boasts two full-service and 11 fast food restaurants.

For more information on the Galleria at Sunset visit or contact the mall’s information center at 702-434-0202.