Gaylord Hotels’ New Holiday Attraction ‘ICE!’ Is Not To Miss

As you know we are big fans of Gaylord Hotels! I wasn’t expecting to be so awe struck by the grandeur of this chain when visiting earlier this year with my family. Their hotels are truly incredible! Just in time fot the holidays, Gaylord is kicking off the season with their signature holiday attraction, “ICE!,” which anchors the holiday festivities at Gaylord Hotels’ four massive resorts. The attraction will feature 2 million pounds of ice carvings at each location and new themes depicting scenes straight out of classic tale.

  • Visitors to Gaylord Opryland’s A Country Christmas in Nashville, Tenn., and Christmas at Gaylord Palms in Kissimmee, Fla., near Orlando, will offer a frozen retelling of Frosty the Snowman™.
  • At Gaylord Texan’s Lone Star Christmas in Grapevine, Texas, near Dallas, favorite scenes from The Nutcracker will come to life, accompanied by the original Tchaikovsky score and the resort will feature a giant 8-lane indoor snow tubing hill made with real snow.
  • At Gaylord National’s Christmas on the Potomac in National Harbor, Md., near Washington, D.C., guests will enjoy scenes from the classic holiday poem ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.

Some of the inter-connecting rooms offer larger-than-life 3-D sculptured ice pieces, two-story tall ice slides and so much more. Forty Chinese artisans arrive at each location in mid-October and will spend approximately 40 days creating extraordinary works of ice, enhanced with lights and natural dyes to create a series of brilliantly colored panoramas. Many of the artisans also work to build displays at the world-famous Harbin Ice and Snow Festival.

ICE! opens mid-November and runs through early January. Tickets are on sale now. For more information, visit www.ChristmasAtGaylordHotels.com.