Make more memories this Christmas at Gaylord Palms

Located in Central Florida, Gaylord Palms is the perfect choice for families looking for a fun holiday getaway close to home.
Unwrap the magic of Christmas at Gaylord Palms.
Unwrap the magic of Christmas at Gaylord Palms. [ Courtesy of Gaylord Palms ]
Published Nov. 14, 2022

It’s on everyone’s minds this season: What do I buy the person who has everything?

We want more for them than trinkets that may break in a few months, baubles that will get lost under the bed and technology that will soon be obsolete.

This Christmas, why not give the gift of time together, family fun and memories that will last long after the wrapping paper is tossed? Give the gifts of experiences, travel and adventure.

Close to home, but worlds apart

Located in Central Florida minutes from Orlando’s world-famous theme parks and attractions, Gaylord Palms is a perfect choice for families looking for a fun holiday getaway close to home.

From Nov. 18 through Jan. 1, 2023, the resort will be transformed into a winter wonderland. Millions of lights will twinkle, more than 100 trees will sparkle and hours of festive entertainment and activities will be offered for all ages.

And while Gaylord Palms itself can’t be wrapped and placed under the tree – with more than 1,700 guest rooms and suites, it would be a tight fit – event and attraction tickets make great stocking stuffers. An overnight stay would certainly make your heart grow three sizes!

ICE! featuring Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas!™

The coolest attraction of all, however, is ICE! featuring Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas!™. This holiday spectacle, kept at a frosty 9 degrees and handcarved by artisans out of 2 million pounds of brightly colored ice, is back after a two-year hiatus.

And there’s no need to pack your coats! Even though it’s cool inside, Gaylord Palms provides parkas to keep guests toasty as they zoom down epic ice slides, marvel at larger-than-life displays and wander through the winter wonderland.

Festive fun for all

With signature events like ICE! and the popular Cirque: Spirit of Christmas show, classic holiday activities including photos with Santa and thrilling experiences like ice tubing, there’s something for everyone to enjoy during SO. MUCH. CHRISTMAS. at Gaylord Palms Resort.

For the thrill seekers:

  • Hop on a tube and race friends down a snow-covered hill.
  • Put those sleuthing skills to the test in our Naughty or Nice Escape Room.
  • Build and toss real snowballs at Snowball Build and Blast.

For the chill seekers:

  • Let your creativity run wild at the Gingerbread Decorating Corner.
  • At Elf Training Academy, create a keepsake craft and learn how to become one of Santa’s helpers.
  • Enjoy a cookie, sing along to holiday songs and listen to a Christmas tale at Mrs. Claus’ Christmas Traditions.


After a festive day of memory making, unwind with a meal at Old Hickory Steakhouse, MOOR or Villa de Flora before seeing the holidays come to life in the amazing acrobatic feats of the Cirque: Spirit of Christmas show.

There’s no better way to celebrate the holidays than by gathering at Gaylord Palms Resort.

This season, give a gift that can’t be wrapped but will be remembered forever. Unwrap the magic of Christmas at Gaylord Palms.


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