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Gaylord Palms to feature Ice! ‘Twas the Night, Cirque Dreams and more this Christmas

by Banks Lee

Twas the Night Before Christmas ICE! Gaylord Palms Slides

It’s Christmas in July as the Gaylord Palms Resort announced all the themes and activites coming this holiday season.

Guests can go to Gaylord Palms to experience the everyone’s favorite poem, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas in nearly 2 million pounds of hand-carved vibrant ice sculptures. This year’s ICE! attraction will also feature four slippery ice slides, live carving stations inside of the Artisans in Action Frostbite Factory and back by popular demand, On the Blocks, the exclusive adult-only ICE! bar.

Here’s a look at the ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas theme when it was presented in 2010:

Christmas at Gaylord Palms also includes a myriad of offerings. Guests can experience the adrenaline of Alpine Rush Snow Tubing – an 18’ eight-lane giant snow hill created with 1.5 million pounds of Florida snow.

Not a thrill seeker? How about an elf seeker? The all new The Elf on the Shelf Scavenger Hunt takes guests on a journey throughout the holiday-clad hotel. Participants will follow clues and scan the hotel to spot the 10 scout elves who have landed at Gaylord Palms. By solving puzzles and finding all of the elves, guests will reveal the elves’ names so they can report back to Santa. All families that complete the scavenger hunt will win a special prize.

Once you have found the last elf, make your way over to the Emerald Bay Stage for the world premiere of the all-new Cirque Dreams Unwrapped. Guests will see an array of seasonal characters brought to life in a dreamscape of imaginative costumes and creativity, while feats of showmanship are unwrapped, performed on stage and in the air. Broadway director and Cirque Dreams founder Neil Goldberg is bringing the famed entertainment brand to Orlando for the first time in the company’s 22 years with this exclusive show. The entire family can enjoy this uniquely inspired 25-minute Christmas dream.

Preview of Cirque Dreams Unwrapped:

The season’s hottest couple, Mr. and Mrs. Claus will also be a part of the festivities. Photos with Santa will take place in Santa’s Workshop located in Alpine Village and Mrs. Claus will be a part of the all-new Brunch with Mrs. Claus at the award-winning Villa de Flora. Alpine Village, the holiday attraction hub, will also feature the Gingerbread Decorating Corner presented by PEEPS, Snowy’s Snack Shack and holiday shopping.

If that’s not enough, wander through the atrium’s lush gardens (over 500,000 plants) sprinkled with poinsettias, grand holiday displays, the famous 54-foot-tall majestic Christmas tree and more than 2 million twinkling lights.

Christmas at Gaylord Palms will be open daily from Nov. 24, 2015 through Jan. 3, 2016, including holidays. Packages are on sale now. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to ChristmasatGaylordPalms.com.

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dan July 19, 2015 - 3:00 pm

If they won’t have the Polar Bear Plunge Charity Event, then I am not interested

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