11. Ice skating at the Galleria is why there are holidays
While the mall’s ice rink is open year-round, it’s during the Christmas season that the rink feels the most fun. In the center is the tallest indoor holiday tree in the country (four stories or 95ft tall) and the rink is filled with novice skaters. Did you know that more skaters circle the Galleria’s tree than the one in Rockefeller Center in NYC? It’s true!
12. You can pose for a picture with the gigantic eyeball
If you’re at the Joule Hotel and couldn’t take the plunge in the pool, walk across the street and make sure to get your picture taken next to "Eye," the seven-story tall gigantic, bloodshot eyeball. A sculpture by world-renowned artist Tony Tassert, it was brought to Dallas by Joule owner Tim Headington. It’s definitely worth seeing, if for no other reason than seeing if you can then avoid having eyeball-related nightmares that night.