Five Gaylord Properties to See ICE! and Christmas Events in 2019Highlights include The Polar Express coming to Gaylord Palms and the first event at the Gaylord Rockies. Gaylord National Resort in National Harbor, Maryland (Washington, DC area) which host events from November 15, 2019 to December 30, 2019 & will feature How the Grinch Stole Christmas, based on the 1957 classic book by Charles Schulz. Guests will watch as the Grinch tries to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville through interactive ice sculptures and displays including the Grinch lurking about the chimneys of the Whoville homes, the Grinch’s heart growing thrice its size after realizing the true meaning of Christmas, and the Grinch sitting down at the Whos’ feast, where he carves the roast beast. This entire experience is hand-carved from two million pounds of colorful ice. Other attractions taking place during this year’s Gaylord National Resort holiday season are the new Feast with the Grinch and new Reindeer Rush Ice Tubing; Cirque Dreams Unwrapped; Village Express miniature train; ice skating; Gingerbread Decorating Corner; Mrs. Claus’ Christmas Traditions, and five, two-story ice slides. For more information and tickets, visit the Gaylord National Resort website. The ice sculptures at this and all Gaylord ICE! events are crafted by master artisans who travel from Harbin, China. The temperature in ICE! is 9 degrees F, but complementary parkas are provided for both children and adults.
At Gaylord Opryland, in Nashville, Tennessee, this year’s ICE! event will be based on the classic holiday movie,A Christmas Story and will take place from November 8, 2019 to January 1, 2020. This hilarious family tale comes to life through interactive ice sculptures and displays, which feature iconic scenes from the movie such as The Old Man’s Major Award, Aunt Clara’s pink nightmare, and the ultimate, triple-dog dare at the school’s flagpole, all created from two million pounds of ice. Snow tubing, Gingerbread Decorating Center, ice skating, scavenger hunt, Santa’s Spinners, and the Kid’s Train will also be part of this year’s Gaylord Opryland holiday event. For more information and tickets, visit the Gaylord Opryland Resort website.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is the featured theme at Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center’s first-ever ICE! event held from November 22, 2019 to January 5, 2020. Classic scenes from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer are brought to life in ice sculptures carved from colorful ice. Also at Gaylord Rockies Resort this holiday season will be Mrs. Claus’ Christmas Traditions; Reindeer Games Scavenger Hunt; Naughty or Nice Escape Room, Gingerbread Decorating Corner; Cirque Dreams Holidaze; Breakfast in Wonderland; Cheshire Cat’s Colorado Adventure Scavenger Hunt; and Hatter’s Escape Room. For more information and tickets, visit the Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center website.
Gaylord Palms in Kissimmee, Florida (Orlando area) will be cooling off the tropical heat with its annual ICE! event based on The Polar ExpressTMfrom November 25, 2019 to January 5, 2020. Guests take a journey of imagination through this heart-warming story as a young child embarks on a magical adventure through a land of hand-carved ice sculptures and displays to the North Pole while learning about friendship, bravery, and the true spirit of Christmas. Other events taking place at Gaylord Palms Resort this holiday season will be a new, interactive experience, Elf Training Academy; Sounds of the Season Concert Series; the Three Kings Festival; Cirque Dreams Unwrapped; Secret Santa Scavenger Hunt; Naughty or Nice Escape Room, the immersive and interaction Reindeer Express Post Office; Alpine Village; Build-a-Bear Workshop®; Gingerbread Decorating Corner; snow tubing; and photos with Santa. For tickets and more information here.
A Charlie Brown Christmas is this year’s feature at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas (Dallas/Fort Worth) area, taking place from November 15, 2019 to January 5, 2020. The event, which is based on the heartwarming holiday movie, “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” features five, two-story ice slides and larger-than-life ice sculptures of Charlie Brown and friends in this walk-through winter wonderland of ice sculptures and displays. A separate area is dedicated to a majestic Nativity in crystal-clear ice. Also at Gaylord Texan Resort this holiday season will be a 54-foot-tall Christmas tree, an eight-foot-tall gingerbread house, Santa’s Wild Workshop, snow tubing, Cookies and Milk with Mrs. Claus, and a live, ice-carving zone. For more information and tickets, visit the Gaylord Texan Resort website.