ICE at Gaylord Palms – A Christmas Tradition

ICE Christmas Display at Gaylord Palms Resort

It feels like the holidays have officially arrived as soon as ICE opens at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, Florida.

This special event has become a tradition for me and my family and something not to missed.

Christmas at Gaylord Palms

Every inch of this iconic hotel property is dripping with Christmas decorations.

2017 ushered in the addition of The Christmas Tree Trail which featured decorated pines from all over the world.

Christmas Tree Trail at Gaylord Palms Resort

Christmas Tree Trail at Gaylord Palms Resort

We also saw the return of the spectacular Cirque Dreams Unwrapped show which lights up the main atrium during the evening.

Christmas at Gaylord Palms Resort

But the real draw is the massive carved ICE display which is open daily for guests to explore.

ICE Christmas Display at Gaylord Palms Resort

This year the ice sculpture theme is Christmas Around the World.

ICE Christmas Display at Gaylord Palms Resort

ICE Christmas Display at Gaylord Palms Resort

ICE Christmas Display at Gaylord Palms Resort

ICE Christmas Display at Gaylord Palms Resort

ICE Christmas Display at Gaylord Palms Resort

ICE Christmas Display at Gaylord Palms Resort

You can take a ride on the ice slides.

ICE Christmas Display at Gaylord Palms Resort

ICE Christmas Display at Gaylord Palms Resort

Afterwards take a stroll through the Alpine Village Market Square for some Christmas shopping.

ICE Christmas Display at Gaylord Palms Resort

Mango Italian Ice was my favorite treat this year inside the village.

Christmas at Gaylord Palms Resort

I was excited to find out that Wreckers Sports Bar has added a vegan burger 🍔 to the menu.

Christmas at Gaylord Palms Resort

And we always have to make a stop into Old Hickory for a nightcap at the bar with my girlfriend Tianna.

Christmas at Gaylord Palms Resort

We love making a staycation out of our ICE experience  Be sure to book a room with an atrium view.

Christmas at Gaylord Palms Resort

And don’t miss breakfast with Charlie Brown and Friends in the morning at Villa de Flora.


Christmas at Gaylord Palms Resort

Christmas at Gaylord Palms Resort runs through January 7th. For more info and pricing visit Marriott.com

Big thank you to Gaylord Palms Resort for hosting me and my family for the purpose of this review.