If you plan on visiting Dallas during the holiday season, or if you live at Dallas and want to take a "stay-cation" in town, the Gaylord Texan Hotel and Resort should be at the top of your list. From the moment you walk into the grand front entrance, you'll be taken to a winter wonderland that features a gigantic Christmas tree and millions of lights throughout the Texas-themed atrium area. One of the most prominent offerings of the Gaylord Hotel is its ICE! featuring DreamWorks' Merry Madagascar exhibit. This indoor wonderland features 10 different holiday scenes created from more than 2 million pounds of ice by over 40 international artisans. Visitors can explore this amazing scene and even have fun on 20-foot tall ice slides.
Gaylord Texan Hotel — Photo courtesy of Gaylord Texan Hotel
Traveling with children? They'll love becoming honorary ogres and joining Shrek, Princess Fiona and Puss in Boots for a fairytale feast complete with waffles and syrup and chocolate potions. They'll also be able to explore the island of Madagascar and China's Ancient Valley of Peace to meet Kung Fu Panda during the Holiday Meet and Greets.
Check out the Gaylord Texan Hotel and Resort website to see updated pricing and schedules. During the months of November and December, this hotel offers package specials and deals for the holiday festivities.