Houston’s First Holiday Tree Lighting: Nov. 14 at The Galleria

AMERICAN IDOL FINALIST DIANA DEGARMO TO HEADLINE THE GALLERIA’S ICE SPECTACULAR PRESENTED BY CADILLAC

Celebrate the 21st annual FREE holiday event featuring tree lighting, Santa Claus and more!


Photo By: Simon Property Group

Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009 6 p.m.

The Galleria – Polar Ice Center 5015 Westheimer

The 21st Annual Ice Spectacular Presented by Cadillac at The Galleria will kick off the holiday season with the lighting of its 55-foot Christmas tree, featuring 100,000 twinkling lights and 5,000 ornaments in a variety of colors and shapes.

The 30-minute tree-lighting show will feature dynamic performances by American Idol Finalist Diana DeGarmo, local competitive skater Becky Bereswill and Ice Spectacular professional ice skating pairs team Gord Willemse and Lisa Grice. Create a tradition this year and bring the whole family to The Galleria to kick off the holidays.

This event is presented by your local Houston Area Cadillac Dealers.

Diana DeGarmo gained overnight fame as runner-up on the hit television show, American Idol. Such high-profile exposure opened the door for DeGarmo’s first radio single “Dreams,” which claimed the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles Sales chart. Currently, DeGarmo is playing the role of Dorothy in Oz: The Musical on Broadway while also writing and recording a country album in Nashville.

Becky Bereswill, a local 19-year-old multitalented athlete, will showcase her exceptional figure skating routine during one of DeGarmo’s songs. Proven to be an all around athlete, Bereswill has taken lessons at Houston Ballet and competed in cross country running and figure skating competitions. In 2008 and 2009, Bereswill qualified to compete in the U. S. Figure Skating Championships.

Ice Spectacular Presented by Cadillac cast members will include a performance by professional ice skating pairs team Gord Willemse and Lisa Grice.