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Christmas at Gaylord Palms in Orlando

Before taking the plunge our family would enjoy the Christmas festivities at Gaylord Texan.  Even though it was only a few miles from our house, it always made for a great holiday getaway. We made many memories during the holiday seasons at the Gaylor Texan and now we are lucky enough to live right down the street from the Gaylord Palms here in Orlando.

What can you expect at the Gaylord Palms?


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During the Christmas season, you and your family can stroll through the Gaylord Palms looking with amazement at the holiday displays which include more than 2 million twinkling lights and acres of larger than life decorations.  You will also enjoy a special visit with Santa, you will be able to take in captivating musical events and enjoy milk & cookies with Mrs Claus.

But that’s not all!


This year during the holiday season when you think Florida, think ice…ICE! at Gaylord Palms featuring The Nutcracker that is.  Join Clara and her Nutcracker Prince for a magical adventure in more than TWO MILLION pounds of hand-carved ice sculptures and four thrilling slides! Relive your favorite scenes from the classic ballet, accompanied by the original Tchaikovsky score.


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Back by popular demand — watch artisans from Harbin, China carve amazing ice sculptures before your eyes at The Frostbite Factory — our live action bonus area.

The awe-inspiring ICE! experience concludes with the wonder and majesty of the Nativity scene in ice which is a must see.

ICE! Featuring The Nutcracker Pricing:Online & AdvanceBox Office$28.99 Adults$29.99 Adults$26.99 Seniors (ages 55+)$28.99 Seniors (ages 55+)$14.99 Children (ages 4 – 12)$16.99 Children (ages 4 – 12)

Florida Residents Offer Save an additional $4 per ticket for advance tickets and save $3 on regular ticket sales. Use promo code FLR14 when you book your tickets to save!

Marriott Rewards Member Offer — Discount on ICE! Tickets* Save 30% prior to November 1 -OR- Save 20% after November 1. Use promo code MRICE14 when you book your tickets.

Discount available: November 23 – December 18 Sunday – Thursday

*Not valid with any other offers or discounts.

Chill Pass

Price: $9.99*/person (add-on above regular ticket price)

Dates: Any day of the week

Available for purchase at the ICE! Box Office.


Along with ICE!, you and the family will also be able to enjoy some snow tubing at the Gaylord Palms this holiday season.  New in 2014! You will be able to visit Alpine Village and zoom down an eight-lane tubing hill that’s fun for all ages and covered in REAL SNOW! Double riding tubes are available for parents with small children.

Snow Tubing Information: Price Snow Pricing $18.95* All Ages (includes 10 runs)

ICE! and Snow Combo Pricing $16.96* when purchased with ICE! ticket

Time Non-Peak: 10:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Peak: 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.


As if over 2 million Christmas lights and 2 million pounds of ice was not enough.  You can enjoy a ShrekFeast Interactive Character Meal.  That’s right, you and your family can become an honorary ogre and join Shrek and friends for a fairytale feast fit for a king with tableside hugs and photos. Discover a Magic Fountain bubbling over with delicious chocolate potions, plus Shrek and friends will visit you tableside for hugs and photos.


ShrekFeast Interactive Character Meal Information: Location Villa de Flora Date Saturdays and Sundays in November and December November 15 – 16 and 22 – 30 December 6 – 7, 13 – 14 and 20 – 31 Time 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Price Adult (ages 13+): $29.95* Children (ages 4 – 12): $19.95* Children (ages 3 & under): FREE

*Subject to tax and service charges.


While visiting the Gaylord Palms, you will also want to make your way over to Gingy’s Gingerbread Decorating.  This fun, sticky, interactive decorating tradition just got a whole lot sweeter! Hosted by Gingy, the most famous of all gingerbread men, you can choose from several different design options. After you’ve decorated to your heart’s content, make your way to meet Gingy for a heartwarming hug that you can capture with your own camera.

Gingy’s Ginerbread Decorating Information: Location *Holiday Hall Date      *Every day from November 15 through December 31, 2014 (hours of operation vary) Price $14.95* for Nutcracker-themed Cookies [two (2) cookies] $22.95* for Cookie Family [six (6) cookies] $29.95* for Gingerbread House

All items include icing and candy to decorate with, as well as a Meet & Greet with Gingy.

*Prices subject to sales tax.


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As you can see there is LOTS OF FUN to be had at Gaylord Palms resort this holiday season.  If you’d like to book a vacation stay with Gaylord Palms you can contact  Magical Mouse Plans Travel, the official travel agent for Taking the Florida Plunge or contact Gaylord Palms.

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