ICE! featuring ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

Christmas at Gaylord Palms

See Ma in her kerchief, Pa in his cap and more as the classic holiday poem, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, is brought to life in TWO MILLION pounds of hand-carved ice sculptures, including two-story tall ice slides. This awe-inspiring experience concludes with the wonder and majesty of a full Nativity in stunning, crystal clear ice. Christmas in Orlando is fun for the entire family at the Gaylord Palms Resort.

ICE! is an indoor winter wonderland featuring:

  • Walk-through holiday attraction, kept at a chilly 9 degrees
  • Two million pounds of hand-carved ice sculptures
  • Four ice slides
  • Six individual rooms depicting the story of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
  • The Frostbite Factory — a live carving zone
  • Final room is a breath-taking Nativity scene carved from crystal clear ice


Come 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. Where else will you find real snow in Orlando?


On the Blocks ICE! Bar

‘Chill out’ at On The Blocks—the exclusive bar inside ICE! Adults 21+ can upgrade their ICE! experience to enjoy a sampling of Jackson Morgan Southern Cream and Goose Island Beer plus a choice of a Maker’s Mark or Absolut specialty drink, or Hidden Crush Cabernet or Chardonnay, served in a souvenir glass—yours to keep! Ambient lighting, music and fun photo opportunities set the mood for this unique VIP experience.

Christmas at Gaylord Palms is chockfull of over-the-top entertainment for families and kids of all ages to enjoy! Don’t miss out on the following complimentary attractions:  Cirque Dreams Unwrapped Stage Show and The Elf on the Shelf Scavenger Hunt!  We encourage you to view our Entertainment Schedule to make the most of your visit.


In addition to ICE!, the Gaylord Palms is home to many, festive Christmas offerings. The resort is decorated in the most merry manner as the atrium is transformed into a lighted, winter wonderland. You can enjoy the massive and majestic, 54-foot tall Christmas tree lighting, live stage shows and the Polar Bear Pursuit Scavenger Hunt. I viewed the Christmas show Luminescence, featuring The Edge Effect, with it’s traditional Christmas songs, aerial artist and aerial drum player! Watching someone play drums while suspended in the air is such a unique show detail. You can also decorate cookies with Gingy!



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