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Christmas at the Gaylord Palms
Type: Family Friendly
When the holiday season rolls around (this year, that's Nov. 16 through Jan. 6) the verdant landscaping of the Gaylord Palms is bedecked with glittering lights and inside its biosphere-like atrium... Read More
When the holiday season rolls around (this year, that's Nov. 16 through Jan. 6) the verdant landscaping of the Gaylord Palms is bedecked with glittering lights and inside its biosphere-like atrium about a zillion more of them blow the collective minds of the many guests and visitors who gather beneath its towering Christmas tree for nightly shows featuring the magnificent performers of Cirque Dreams. Folks looking for a "cooler" holiday vibe love attending ICE! This year, the sub-zero attraction, featuring incredible, whimsical solid-ice sculptures and ice slides will be themed on one of the most beloved holiday films of all time: "A Christmas Story!" Experience iconic scenes 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 of it hand-carved from two million pounds of ice by artists imported from China's famed Harbin Festival. Also on tap in 2017: snow tubing, photo-ops with Santa and more!
- Best for Things to Do in December Because: Not nearly as pricey as the theme parks, but with lots of variety, CAGP offers snow, music, lights, and trees (even lots of real ones)!
- Best for Holiday Attractions Because: The Gaylord Palms does up an exceptionally beautiful Christmas, with activities suited for all ages. ICE! is an artistic marvel unto itself.