After last year’s A Grinch Stole Christmas display, the 2023 ICE at Gaylord Palms brings another classic holiday story to life. A Charlie Brown Christmas will feature all the favorite animated characters in iconic scenes from the holiday tale. While the special event will have some chilly temperatures, enjoying the celebration with friends and family will warm everyone’s hearts.
Christmas in the City Beautiful can be different from other locales. While there might not be a wintry breeze or snow on the ground, the Florida holiday season can find other ways to bring a blast of chilly fun. One of those celebrations is ICE.
As Johann Krieger, general manager of Gaylord Palms Resort said, “We’re so pleased to bring this Central Florida holiday tradition back for our guests in 2023. Since debuting here in 2003, ICE! has become a one-of-a-kind attraction for our guests, and one of our most popular events of the year.”
Guests marvel at the creations from the Chinese ice carvers. They transform 2 million pounds of ice into those wintry scenes. From Snoopy’s doghouse decorated for the occasion to the gang gathered together around the tree, each and every detail is captured. Even though the 9 degree temperatures inside the experience are quite a change from the sunny Florida weather many guests happily stroll through each room, plunge down the slide, and marvel at all the stunning displays.
While ICE is the draw, it is one component in the holiday celebrations at the Gaylord Palms. The Alpine Village features one of Florida’s largest Christmas shops. The visual nod to the traditional Christkindlmarket adds a touch of Old World flare to the holiday event.
Throughout the holiday season Gaylord Palms has a wide array of holiday activities to delight guests of all ages. From the high flying Cirque: Spirit of Christmas to the nighttime #LIT Light Show illuminating the atrium, the wonder of the holiday season is on full display.
In addition, younger guests, and the young at heart, have plenty of fun to be enjoyed. The Snow Factory offers a tubing adventure, and the Snowball Build and Blast has everyone pelting targets with real snowballs.
To make the holiday event full of more cheer, the Gaylord Palms offers a wide array of holiday packages for guests. Whether it is a holiday food feast or a quiet moment away from the holiday to-do list, a quick weekend getaway can be the perfect respite. Staying on property offers early access the holiday events, a variety of special activities and even a character breakfasts to a plethora of all-ages activities throughout the proper. It is a winter wonderland of fun for all to enjoy.
2023 ICE at Gaylord Palms runs from November 17, 2023 through Jan. 3, 2024. Tickets will go on sale in the near future. For more information on the event and other holiday offerings, please visit ChristmasAtGaylordPalms.com.
Grab that blue parka and brace for the brisk temperatures. ICE at Gaylord Palms is back and it is time to get into the holiday spirit.