Christmas is coming! Seriously, it’s going to be a few months, but it’s on the way. Gaylord Palms had their annual “Christmas in July” reveal, which gives us all the details of their huge Christmas spectacular. This year, the fun will go around the world with ICE!
Check out the announcement below:
The new display will feature the signature ice carvings from the master sculptors from Harbin, China. This time the theme will explore Christmas around the world. From how we celebrate here, to Mexico, the UK, Germany and more!
We get a very distinct Epcot “Holidays Around the World” vibe, which is a great thing. This new display will take what different cultures do for Christmas and sculpt them in gorgeous, and cold ice. The entire exhibit is kept at a balmy 9 degrees.
Christmas doesn’t stop with ICE at Gaylord Palms. The hotel has one of the most amazing Christmas programs in Central Florida, and it’s included with your hotel stay (except ICE, that’s an additional fee). The stellar Cirque Dreams is returning once more with Unwrapped, and it’s bringing some all new pieces to the show.
Here’s the complete rundown of all the Christmas happenings at Gaylord Palms:
Gaylord Palms welcomes back an exciting, new Cirque Dreams Unwrapped – reimagined by Broadway director and renowned Cirque Dreams founder Neil Goldberg. Never-before-seen acts, artistry and costumes set in a magical and timeless wonderland bring this new high-flying adventure for the entire family onto the atrium stage. This latest Cirque Dreams Unwrapped spectacle is a thrilling 25-minute, action-packed experience of amazement, theatricality and imagination that will have guests on the edge of their seats.
Though it already will be filled with grand holiday displays, Gaylord Palms’ atrium becomes even more merry and bright during Joyful, a dazzling new multisensory experience surrounding the resort’s six-story Christmas tree. Joyful will feature an exclusive holiday musical score along with millions of dancing, choreographed lights during nightly shows that illuminate the resort’s atrium.
The all-new Build-A-Bear Workshop® Scavenger Hunt sends guests to find Snowburst, the Gaylord Hotels Polar Bear, along with his bear buddies (each with a holiday talent) as they make sure Gaylord Palms is festively decorated with holiday cheer! In addition, guests can choose from all kinds of furry friends to bring home, including the exclusive light-up Snowburst polar bear, as imaginations soar at the Build-A-Bear Workshop® at Gaylord Palms.
Award-winning buffet restaurant Villa de Flora brings back the hearty and heartwarming Breakfast with Charlie Brown & Friends, allowing guests to pose with Snoopy and hang out with Charlie Brown and Lucy. In addition to the Peanuts Gang meet and greets, the breakfast includes a delicious morning buffet with 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.
Christmas at Gaylord Palms invites guests to return to the festive Alpine Village, the central hub for holiday happenings. In addition to ICE!, the area is home to various attractions; shows; seasonal food, beverage and retail locations; and Photos with Santa, where holiday memories can be captured inside his toy workshop.
Gingerbread Decorating Corner presented by Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas continues to be a deliciously fun holiday tradition. Guests may select a gingerbread house or a themed cookie kit to enjoy a sticky and fun interactive experience, creating sweet souvenirs that can be carried home unless someone eats them first! The delightful larger-than-life gingerbread pair, Cinnamon and Nutmeg, will also be available for toasty hugs and holiday photos.
Mrs. Claus’ Christmas Traditions brings the First Lady of the North Pole back to Gaylord Palms as she leads a half-hour interactive show. Guests enjoy classic holiday stories and a sing-a-long, plus a delicious finale as the holiday hostess presents everyone with warm cookies and a glass of cold milk.
Santa’s Snow Throw puts real snow in the hands of guests as they show off their pitching prowess by tossing snowballs at a variety of interactive targets. Bragging rights go to those with the best aim!
Snow Tubing sends guests zooming down an eight-lane tubing hill covered in real snow. This all-ages attraction offers both single and double tubes to accommodate children and parents. Evenings are enlivened with Cosmic Tubing, complete with flashing LED lights and high-spirited holiday music.
The best way to experience all the Christmas magic is by staying at the gorgeous Gaylord Palms for the holidays. It is one of the best hotel experiences in Orlando, giving you almost a full day of fun without stepping out of the hotel once.