A Charlie Brown Christmas, Mrs. Claus and more coming to ICE! at Gaylord Palms


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Gaylord Palms just had their huge Christmas in July announcement, and while they rolled out a ton of new details on all the new offerings happening for the holidays this year, there was one that stood out. Charlie Brown and the gang will be heading to Gaylord Palms for ICE!

See the official announcement below!

Charlie Brown Christmas is an all time family favorite, and is a must watch for our family every year. It brings us together with not only the true meaning of Christmas, but also the spirit of it.

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This year almost two million pounds of ice will be shaped and themed to A Charlie Brown Christmas! The hotel will feature several scenes from the iconic story and will also feature the amazing ice slides.

While ICE is a great holiday tradition, it’s only one of many things happening at the hotel this year.



If you want to catch the snow in Florida, you can also go Alpine Tubing on several hills at the hotel. Guests can trek up the huge hills of snow before catching a tube back down. Guests can also practice their snowball tossing with Santa’s Snow Throw. Take aim at targets as you pack your snowballs good and tight!

Guests can also check out Mrs. Claus’ Holiday Traditions, a storytime and sing-along where guests can cozy around the jolliest hostess of all time, delight in the reading of holiday classic stories and sing carols during this 30-minute interactive show. This show is complete with Mrs. Claus’ world-famous cookies and a glass of cold milk.

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One of the highlights of the holiday season at the hotel is watching the nightly lighting of the 54 foot tree and seeing the lights dance in sync to music. Well, that tree is gone. Instead, guests will see an all new 60 foot tree, with all new LED lighting and lighting curtains all around the atrium.

The tree will be the centerpiece of the hotel, and will also play host to the returning Cirque Dreams: Unwrapped. This year’s spellbinding production unwraps an exciting new experience featuring breathtaking artistry from around the world. The entire family can enjoy this uniquely inspired 25-minute Christmas fable and dream presented with Cirque Dreams renowned theatricality, spectacle and imagination.


While the family revels in ICE, featuring Charlie Brown, they can actually wake up with him and have breakfast with all their favorite Peanuts characters! This one-of-a-kind interactive character breakfast includes a delicious breakfast buffet with
Peanuts-themed dishes, such as Charlie Brown’s Build-Your-Own-French-Toast Station with Snoopy’s Maple Syrup, Pig Pen’s Dirty Hash Browns, Lucy’s Flap Jacks and Woodstock’s Granola. Plus, guests will get to hang out with the Peanuts gang including Lucy and Charlie Brown.


Elf on the Shelf will return with a scavenger hunt throughout the hotel! By finding all the scout elves hiding in the resort and solving the puzzles in the scavenger hunt booklet, families will reveal the elves’ names so they can get their Christmas magic. Guests who help the scout elves will receive a special prize. At the Gingerbread Decorating Corner, guests can choose a delectable gingerbread kit and decorate to their hearts’ content before visiting with a life-sized gingerbread man for
heartwarming hugs and photo opportunities.


The On the Blocks bar is also returning, giving the adults a great way to warm up, inside the ICE exhibit. There will also be millions of twinkling lights all around the hotels atrium. Gaylord Palms is a great destination any time of the year, but it really shines at Christmas and has been a holiday tradition for our family for the past five years. Every year brings something different, and the gorgeous hotel is always a great place for a long winters nap.



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For more information about Holidays at Gaylord Palms, including reservations, visit the official site by clicking here!