Gaylord Palms

Get into the Christmas Spirit at Gaylord Palms by JD Andrews

Christmas at Gaylord Palms:
November 21, 2017 – January 7, 2018

Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
6000 West Osceola Parkway · Kissimmee, Florida 34746

"It's a holiday tradition" my daughter told me and she's right. For the last three years we have been greatful for the invitation to the opening of ICE at Gaylord Palms in Orlando.

The entire property is beautiful decorated with holiday lights and accessories.

There's an amazing 60-foot-tall Christmas tree with more than 2 million twinkling lights that towers over the Cirque Dreams Unwrapped Stage Show. The entire family can enjoy this uniquely inspired 25-minute Christmas dream.

Then you must see ICE! featuring Christmas Around the World!
Travel the globe and experience the magic and traditions of Christmas Around the World in more than two million pounds of ice!

ICE! is an indoor winter wonderland kept at a chilly 9 degrees featuring:

  • Two million pounds of ice sculptures hand-carved by artisans from Harbin, China.
  • Five ice slides, plus interactive Christmas displays and photo opportunities.
  • Scenes of holiday celebrations from around the world.
  • The Frostbite Factory — a live carving zone showcasing ice artisans.
  • Breath-taking Nativity scene carved from crystal-clear ice.

We are always so excited to see what's new each year and we enjoy all the holiday festivities - Including the Alpine Village where I watch my daughter zoom down the tubing hill over and over and over. And she loves throwing the snow balls at the fun interactive targets since we don't get much snow here in Florida.

Christmas at Gaylord Palms Highlights Video
Take a sneak peek into all the wonder and excitement that awaits you during Christmas at Gaylord Palms!

There's so many events and activities going on:

JOYFUL Atrium Light Show
Sounds of the Season Concert Series
Photos with Santa
Painting with a Twist
Christmas Tree Trail
Jack & Jackie Frost: Warm Up The Winter
Build-A-Bear Workshop® Scavenger Hunt
Mrs. Claus' Christmas Traditions
Gingerbread Decorating Corner
Breakfast with Charlie Brown & Friends

Have a very Merry Christmas and New Year! 

Christmas 2016 at Gaylord Palms by JD Andrews

There's so much to see and do during Christmas at Gaylord Palms:

Mrs. Claus’ Christmas Traditions and Story Time Sing-a-long. The Elf on the Shelf Scavenger Hunt, Breakfast with Charlie Brown & Friends, Build-A-Bear Workshop, photos with Santa, Alpine Rush Snow Tubing and so much more!

Gaylord Palms Resort is located five minutes from the gates of Walt Disney World at 6000 W. Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee, FL 34746.

The very popular Cirque Dreams UnWrapped Stage Show!

ICE! featuring A Charlie Brown Christmas

My daughter and I had so much fun seeing the Cirque Dreams UnWrapped Stage Show! She loved meeting Santa and Mrs. Claus. Plus the Peanuts characters! Of course my Florida girl was a little chilly in ICE but had a blast on the ice slide and snow tubing. This was our second year and we hope to make Christmas at Gaylord Palms a Daddy/Daughter tradition!

For more info: Christmas at Gaylord Palms 

Gaylord Hotels®, part of the Marriott portfolio of brands, offers extraordinary environments with “everything in one place”— diverse dining options, a full-service spa, pools, top-notch entertainment, shopping and more. Locations include Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee; Gaylord Palms in Kissimmee, Florida; Gaylord Texan on Lake Grapevine, Texas; Gaylord National on the Potomac in National Harbor, Maryland; and The Inn at Opryland in Nashville. For more information, visit

Disclosure: Gaylord Palms hosted my daughter and I but as always, all of the opinions expressed here are my own.