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23 Christmas Vacation Ideas for 2023

Condé Nast Traveler

23 Christmas Vacation Ideas for 2023

Just outside the city at Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center, from November 17 to January 1, there's a festive celebratory experience called ICE! featuring A Christmas Story™️, which includes ice slides, tunnels, and larger-than-life sculptures all on display for the holiday season. When all the holiday excitement gets to be too much, drop into the Relâche Spa for an hour (or five) for some well-deserved rest and relaxation.

OCTOBER 12, 2023

New and Renovated: Find Your Next Fall Meeting Dream

Smart Meetings

New and Renovated: Find Your Next Fall Meeting Dream

The largest combined resort and convention center in Colorado at Gaylord Rockies has completed Phase Two of an extensive renovation. This sees the debut of three re-conceptualized existing restaurants, a reimagined Grand Lodge and a new event pavilion.

September 20, 2023

Massage Therapists

HUFFPOST

8 Tips From Massage Therapists To Save You From Embarrassment

Gaylord Opryland's Relache Spa is featured in HUFFPOST's story highlighting massage therapists' tips.

September 14, 2023

Beehives at Gaylord Rockies Resort

KDVR-TV on MSN

A Quarter-Million Bees Call The Gaylord Rockies Resort Home

There was a buzz in the air Tuesday morning at the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center. It was honey harvest time.

September 12, 2023

Beehives at Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center

Yahoo News

In-House Bees Make Honey For The Gaylord Rockies Resort

Did you know bees at the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center produced over 170 pounds of honey last year? Dan Daru gets an up-close look at the operation.

September 12, 2023

Family Fun is in Store for Halloween at Gaylord Opryland and Gaylord Palms Resorts

Southern Living

Gaylord Hotels' Goblins And Giggles Returns With Fall Fun For The Whole Family

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Gaylord Palms Resort Offers Halloween Fun

August 27, 2023

Rendering of new event space, Mountain View Pavilion.

CBS Colorado on MSN

Gaylord Hotel Will Expand And Renovate Three Restaurants And The Grand Lodge

Five years after opening, Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center will renovate three restaurants and the Grand Lodge.

August 17, 2023

Rendering of new restaurant, Copper Table, serving Colorado fare.

The Denver Gazette

GAYLORD ROCKIES TO EXPAND IN AURORA WITH NEW DINING, EVENT SPACE

Gaylord Rockies, west of DIA, plans to expand through 2024: adding new dining, enhancements to the Grand Lodge and a new event pavilion.

August 17, 2023

The next phase of the Aurora resort

9NEWS

Gaylord Rockies Resort announces expansion, remodeling plans

Here's a first look at the next phase of the Aurora resort including new restaurants and a reimagined Grand Lodge.

August 17, 2023

Family-friendly Halloween fun begins at Gaylord Palms Sept. 9

ClickOrlando.com

Gaylord Palms Resort announces return of Halloween ‘Goblins & Giggles Weekends’

Halloween fun returns to Gaylord Palms Resort.

August 16, 2023

Gaylord National ICE! Display to Feature ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’

Northern Virginia Magazine

Gaylord National ICE! Display to Feature ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’

The resort's annual ICE! display will bring Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and his friends this holiday season.

August 7, 2023

Gaylord Texan - Best Family Friendly Hotel in Texas 2023

Official Best of America

Gaylord Texan - Best Family Friendly Hotel in Texas 2023

Standing on the shores of the majestic Lake Grapevine, Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center welcomes guests to a stunning, one-of-a-kind experience. From the 10-acre Paradise Springs Water Park to an exciting lineup of family-friendly activities and entertainment, there's something for the entire family to enjoy.

August 6, 2023

Gaylord Opryland announces The Polar Express as 2023's theme

WSMV.com

Christmas comes early as Gaylord Opryland announces The Polar Express as 2023′s theme

WSMV announces Gaylord Opryland's 40th Annual A Country Christmas.

July 26, 2023

Charlie Brown, Linus and Snoopy are just three of the stars from Peanuts

Bay News 9 - Tampa

Gaylord Palms' ICE! to feature 'Charlie Brown Christmas' theme

A Charlie Brown Christmas will take center stage at this year's ICE! attraction at Gaylord Palms Resort

July 25, 2023

The annual ice tradition at Gaylord Hotels will return to Aurora this holiday season.

9NEWS

Gaylord Rockies announces 2023 holiday lineup

The annual ice tradition at Gaylord Hotels will return to Aurora this holiday season.

July 25, 2023

The Peanuts gang sings Christmas carols around the tree.

ClickOrlando.com/WKMG-TV (CBS) Online

‘Christmas Time Is Here:’ Gaylord Palms reveals ‘ICE’ Charlie Brown theme Celebrations begins Nov. 17

A look at all of the Christmas at Gaylord Palms Festivities beginning Nov. 17

July 25, 2023

A Charlie Brown Christmas will take center stage this year at Gaylord Palms during ICE!

Yahoo News.com

Gaylord Palms: ‘Charlie Brown Christmas’ returns as ICE theme for 2023

A Charlie Brown Christmas will highlight ICE! 2023 at Gaylord Palms Resort

July 25, 2023

ICE! Featuring The Polar Express

Marriott News Center

Gaylord Hotels' Iconic ICE! Event Returns for 2023 Christmas Season

As part of Gaylord Hotels' So. Much. Christmas extravaganza, the brand announced the return of ICE!, the brand's iconic event where more than 2 million pounds of ice at each of the five resorts is transformed into colorful, larger-than-life, story-driven holiday showplaces featuring characters and scenes from beloved Christmas classics.

July 25, 2023

Gaylord Texan "SUMMERFEST of MORE" is BACK in 2023!

CBS 11

Gaylord Texan "SUMMERFEST of MORE" is BACK in 2023!

Watch all the family fun activities as we take you on a behind the scenes tour of this year's spectacular "Texas Best" destination for Summer!

July 1, 2023

Enjoy Your Staycation at Gaylord Texan

NBC 5

Enjoy Your Staycation at Gaylord Texan

From the Adventure Kids Clubhouse to Paradise Springs Waterpark, there is an endless amount of fun to be had this summer at Gaylord Texan.

June 28, 2023

Sequoia Presidential Suite

HOTELS MAGAZINE

For Marriott's Gaylord Brand, Bigger Really Is Better

Capacious is a good if not a completely representative way to describe a Gaylord hotel.

June 19, 2023

11 Amazing Kid Friendly Weekend Getaways in Texas

365 Traveler

11 Amazing Kid Friendly Weekend Getaways in Texas

If you are a fan of a staycation at a resort - especially when the resort has so much to offer kids & families, then you are in the right state. Here are the best resort-ready weekend getaways in Texas.

June 14, 2023

A Summer of More

Southlake Style

A Summer of More

For over 20 years, the Gaylord Texan has been creating wonderful summertime memories for families at its 10-acre waterpark and resort. That tradition continues through this year's annual SummerFest, which brings more thrills, adventure and fun than ever before.

June 14, 2023

Popular for GNO (girls' or guys' night out)

Culture Map Dallas

Where to drink in Fort Worth right now: 6 best bars for singles ready to mingle

Popular for GNO (girls' or guys' night out) this Grapevine night club and lounge sits right on Grapevine Lake as part of the Gaylord Texas Resort.

June 12, 2023

A Dallas Resort is ranked #1 among Texas’s best resorts

CW 33

A Dallas Resort is ranked #1 among Texas’s best resorts

Texas is home to some of the best resorts in the world. From luxury ranch getaways to beachfront escapes, there are plenty of options to choose from.

June 8, 2023

Pirates and Princesses highlight the activities during the Gaylord Palms Summer of More celebration

WKMG.com

Gaylord Palms Resort kicks off ‘Summer of More’ events

Immersive activities and season fun highlight Summer of More celebration

June 1, 2023

Gaylord Opryland's General Jackson Showboat

USA Today

The Best Places to Travel with Your Grandchildren

Gaylord Opryland's General Jackson Showboat is featured in USA Today's story about day cruises around the country.

 

May 21, 2023

There's fun for the entire family at Cypress Springs Water Park at Gaylord Palms Resort

Foodsided.com

Gaylord Palms weekend getaway is perfect for multi-generational families

Gaylord Palms Resort provides fun and the perfect escape for the whole family

May 10, 2023

Relâche Spa at Gaylord Palms offers treatments that relax and rejuvenate

Toronto Sun

Aaah, pick a spa, near or faaah

A reporter's review of Relâche Spa at Gaylord Palms

May 10, 2023

Gaylord Opryland

Southern Living

The Best Places To Travel With Your Grandchildren

Southern Living names Nashville as one of the top cities that grandparents should visit with grandchildren. The national outlet mentions Gaylord Opryland as a resort kids would love to stay at during this trip.

May 15, 2023

Nashville's Gaylord Opryland Resort

Southern Living

What To Do At Nashville's Gaylord Opryland Resort

This piece focuses on the journalist's wonderful personal experience at Gaylord Opryland with her son. It includes everything the resort has to offer and why it's such a great family-friendly destination.

Apr 21, 2023

Old Hickory Steakhouse

Washington Business Journal

Gaylord National set to reopen Old Hickory Steakhouse, part of a $14M restaurant overhaul

Gaylord National Resort is delighted to announce the opening of the all-new, completely reimagined and modernized Old Hickory Steakhouse. The property's ongoing investment is part of an unprecedented $14 million restaurant transformation following a dramatic $64 million guestroom renovation.

April 21, 2023

Old Hickory Steakhouse

Hotel Management Network

Gaylord National Resort to reopen Old Hickory Steakhouse in National Harbor

Gaylord National Resort is delighted to announce the opening of the all-new, completely reimagined and modernized Old Hickory Steakhouse on Wednesday, May 10, 2023.

April 19, 2023

Making tie-dye Easter eggs

Yahoo!

Me Help: Making tie-dye Easter eggs

Gaylord Opryland's Executive Pastry Chef, David Schwab, teaches viewers how to make silk Easter eggs.

Apr 7, 2023

Water Slide at Gaylord Rockies

Trip 101

Top 7 Resorts With Water Slide In Colorado

If you are looking for a getaway that's perfect for spending quality time with family, Gaylord Rockies is one of the top resorts with water slide in Colorado.

Mar 24, 2023

Spring at Gaylord Opryland

WKRN

Once Upon a Spring at Gaylord Opryland

WKRN welcomed Gaylord Opryland on the station's show, Local on 2, to learn all about the resort's spring event.

Mar 9, 2023

The Easter Bunny welcomes guests to Once Upon A Spring at Gaylord Palms Resort

MSN.com

Gaylord Palms Announces Return of Once Upon A Spring

The spring season hasn't sprung yet, but Gaylord Palms in Kissimmee, Florida is getting ready with lots of seasonal activities.

Feb 15, 2023

The Easter Bunny welcomes guests to Gaylord Palms for Once Upon A Spring celebration

Yahoo.com

Gaylord Palms Announces Return of Once Upon A Spring

The spring season hasn't sprung yet, but Gaylord Palms in Kissimmee, Florida is getting ready with lots of seasonal activities.

Feb 15, 2023

Gaylord Opryland Interior Atrium

Nashville Parent

2023 Spring Events at Gaylord Opryland

Nashville Parent shares all about Gaylord Opryland's spring festivities.

Feb 14, 2023

Gaylord Opryland Interior Atrium

Williamson Source

2023 Spring Events at Gaylord Opryland

Williamson Source shares everything Gaylord Opryland has to offer this spring season.

Feb 14, 2023

Spring event at Gaylord Opryland

Visit Music City

GAYLORD OPRYLAND WELCOMES SPRING EARLY WITH SEASONAL FAMILY-FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES

Visit Music City shares everything guest can look forward to during Gaylord Opryland's Once Upon a Spring Event.

Feb 7, 2023

General Jackson Showboat Featured on Fodor's Travel

Fodor's Travel

This Is the Best Way to See 10 Popular Destinations

Fodor's Travel highlights the General Jackson Showboat within a roundup of the best boat tours of major cities throughout the world.

Feb 2, 2023

Gaylord Opryland Featured on The Manual

The Manual

Cozy Up to the 7 Most Beautiful Winter Wonderland Hotels

The Manual names Gaylord Opryland as on the top places to stay for the ideal winter getaway.

Jan 28, 2023

Gaylord Opryland Featured on Families Travel

Families Travel

Best Nashville Hotels for Families

Families Travel names Gaylord Opryland as one of the most family friendly hotels in Nashville, Tennessee.

Jan 28, 2022

Downtown Nashville

Yahoo! life

The Best Things to Do in Nashville (Even If You're Not a Partier!)

Yahoo! life featured the General Jackson Showboat as one of the top attractions in Nashville.

Jan 27, 2023

General Jackson Showboat Featured on Country Living

Country Living

The Best Things to Do in Nashville (Even If You're Not a Partier!)

Country Living names the General Jackson Showboat as one of the top attractions in Nashville.

Jan 27, 2023

All-Inclusive Family Resort

Mommy Poppins

Best Family Resorts with Water Parks: All-Inclusive Family Resorts and More

Gaylord Opryland is named as one of the top resorts with a water attraction.

Jan 27, 2023

How to make a DIY coffee scrub

NewsChannel5

Let Me Help: DIY Coffee Scrub

Morgan Hill, Relache Spa Manager at Gaylord Opryland, shared steps on how to make a coffee scrub at home.

Jan 17, 2023

SoundWaves at Gaylord Opryland is Recognized for its Unique Design

Global Design News

Global Design News discusses the unique and spacious design of SoundWaves, Gaylord Opryland's upscale water attraction

With a unique, three-level design chosen to preserve a stream on the site, this waterpark by Scott Sickeler of BLUR Workshop provides a range of recreation and leisure spaces based on providing comfort for all generations.

Jan 13, 2023

Keep your skin hydrated

NewsChannel5

Let Me Help: Keeping Your Skin Hydrated

Morgan Hill, Manager of Relache Spa at Gaylord Opryland, shares tips with NewsChannel5 on keeping your skin hydrated during the winter months.

Jan 13, 2023

Old Hickory Steakhouse at Gaylord Opryland

Nashville Scene

Zeroing In on Zero Proof for Dry January

Nashville Scene included Gaylord Opryland's Pink Cipher London Proof in its story about mocktails. The mocktail is served in the resort's three restaurants: Old Hickory Steakhouse, Ravello and Fuse Sports Bar.

Jan 12, 2023

Gaylord Opryland Featured on NewsChannel5

NewsChannel5

Let Me Help: Eggnog Cocktail

Gaylord Opryland's Beverage Director, Dean Feddaoui, shares his Eggnog Cocktail recipe.

Jan 6, 2023

Gaylord Opryland Featured in Architectural Digest

Architectural Digest

9 Mesmerizing Indoor Parks Around the World

Architectural Digest names Gaylord Opryland's three indoor atriums as some of the top indoor parks in the world.

Dec 28, 2022

Gaylord Opryland's A Country Christmas

Local on 2

A Country Christmas Event

WKRN's Local on 2 visited Gaylord Opryland for their "Christmas Special" to learn about the resort's annual A Country Christmas event.

Dec 26, 2022

ASL Speaking Santa visits Gaylord National

CNN

Meet the Signing Santa who Makes Christmas Special for Deaf Children

ASL Speaking Santa visits Gaylord National - creating magical moments for deaf children this Christmas.

Dec 22, 2022

ICE! returns to Gaylord National Harbor

Fredrick News Post

ICE! returns to Gaylord National Harbor

The Capital of Christmas is back with fan favorite attractions including ICE! Snow Tubing, Ice Skating, and more in National Harbor, MD.

Dec 21, 2022

Atrium Tree

Forbes.com

Pastry Chefs Across The Country Are Making Holidays Bright

Forbes.com highlights Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center's life-size Gingerbread house within a roundup of the best pastry themed Christmas displays throughout the country.

Dec 17, 2022

Gaylord Opryland Featured on NewsChannel5

NewsChannel5

Let Me Help: How to Make a Gingerbread Mule Cocktail

Gaylord Opryland's Beverage Director Teaches NewsChannel5 How to Make a Gingerbread Mule Cocktail for the Holidays.

Dec 16, 2022

Sign language Santa helps give deaf children a memorable holiday

NBC News

Sign Language Santa Helps Give Deaf Children a Memorable Holiday

NBC shares the experience that Gaylord National was able to offer to children who speak ASL through their partnership with Santa Charles.

Dec 15, 2022

Gaylord National Christmas Celebration

The Travel

Book These 10 US Luxury Resorts For An Unforgettable Christmas Celebration

Gaylord National Resort featured in nation-wide Christmas resort roundup. The hotel is highlighted for its location, Replay Rooftop, and the new room renovation.

Dec 15, 2022

Christmas at Gaylord Opryland

Kids Are A Trip

Best Places to Go for Christmas in the USA

Kids Are A Trip featured Gaylord Opryland as one of the top places to visit during Christmas.

Dec 14, 2022

FOX Weather Visited SoundWaves to Share Everything There is to Know About Gaylord Opryland's Upscale Water Attraction

FOX Weather

SoundWaves Water Park Provides Families a Way to Beat the Heat in TN

FOX Weather visited Gaylord Opryland's upscale water attraction, SoundWaves, to share information with their audience on how the attraction is kept at 84 degrees indoors along with the guest experience.

Dec 14, 2022

Deaf Santa Uses Sign Language to Spread Holiday Cheer

Inside Edition

Deaf Santa Uses Sign Language to Spread Holiday Cheer

Santa Charles, who communicates with children through ASL, will be visiting Gaylord National 12/12.

Dec 13, 2022

Gaylord Opryland's Parade of Trees Attraction

The Bobby Bones Show

Reba McEntire, George Strait & Other Stars Share Christmas Tree Decorations

The Bobby Bones Show features Gaylord Opryland's Parade of Trees collaboration with Universal Music Group Nashville.

Dec 13, 2022

Gaylord Opryland's Holiday Lights Named As One of the Top Displays in the State

Nashville Lifestyles

Must-See Holiday Light Displays in and Around Nashville

Nashville Lifestyles names Gaylord Opryland's holiday lights as one of the best displays in Nashville.

Dec 12, 2022

FOX Weather Reports from inside ICE! at Gaylord Opryland

FOX Weather

Winter Wonderland: Sculptors Create Larger-Than-Life Ice Carvings in Nashville

FOX Weather shares how Gaylord Opryland's ICE! attraction is brought to life and maintained.

Dec 9, 2022

ICE! at Gaylord National

The Washington Post

4 Holiday Date Ideas for the Most Romantic Time of Year

Gaylord National featured as highlight the perfect National Harbor holiday date night.

Dec 8, 2022

Gaylord Opryland Featured on NewsChannel5

NewsChannel5

Let Me Help: DIY Gingerbread Scrub

Gaylord Opryland's upscale spa, Relâche Spa, shares steps on how to make a holiday inspired Gingerbread Scrub at home.

Dec 7, 2022

Gaylord Opryland Featured on Indy's Child

Indy's Child

Experience a Summer of More at Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee

Indy's Child shares everything families can look forward to during Gaylord Opryland's Summer of More event.

Dec 7, 2022

Gaylord Opryland's Parade of Trees Attraction Featured on NewsChannel5

NewsChannel5

Gaylord Opryland: Parade of Trees 2022

NewsChannel5 discusses Gaylord Opryland's Parade of Trees attraction in collaboration with Universal Music Group Nashville.

Dec 6, 2022

ICE! featuring The Polar Express

CBS Austin "We Are Austin"

Road Trippin' Holiday Edition: Celebrating Lone Star Christmas at Gaylord Texan!

All aboard! If you're looking for a one-stop holiday wonderland, hop on and take a journey through Gaylord Texan's Lone Star Christmas with host, Trevor Scott.

Dec 5, 2022

Gaylord Opryland Featured on Tennessee Valley Living

Tennessee Valley Living

What's Happening at Gaylord Opryland This Christmas

Tennessee Valley Living discusses all of the thrilling attractions at Gaylord Opryland during the resort's 39th annual A Country Christmas event.

Dec 5, 2022

Christmas At Gaylord Texan Resort

NBC 5 Texas Today

More Ways to Holiday at Gaylord Texan

Explore all of the ways you can celebrate the season at Gaylord Texan Resort.

Dec 5, 2022

ICE! at Gaylord Hotels

Forbes

12 Hotels With Plenty Of Family-Friendly Holiday Spirit

If you're looking for a bit of extra holiday cheer, these hotels around the country have plenty of entertainment for families.

Dec 3, 2022

ICE! featuring The Polar Express

Houston Chronicle

12 Holiday Displays and Events Worth Visiting in Texas this Year

Grapevine is called the Christmas Capital of Texas, and Gaylord Texan Resort proves everything is bigger in the Lone Star State.

Dec 2, 2022

Gaylord Opryland Featured in Reader's Digest

Reader's Digest

How to Care for a Jade Plant

This roundup article features tips and tricks on caring for Jade plants, including insight from Gaylord Opryland's Chief Engineer of Horticulture, Megan McDugald.

Dec 1, 2022

ICE! featuring The Polar Express

Telemundo Dallas

Congelante exposición de ICE! en Grapevine

El hotel Gaylord es la sede de este gran atractivo familiar a temperaturas congelantes.

Dec 1, 2022

Gaylord National ICE! Tunnel

Only In Your State

Go Indoor Snow Tubing, Ride Ice Bumper Cars, Then Stay In a Christmas-Themed Hotel For a Holly Jolly Maryland Adventure

Christmas and ICE! highlight as a unique Maryland activity. Article also includes overview of overnight offerings.

Nov 28, 2022

For the first time since 2019, ICE! is back and the theme is enough to make your heart grow three sizes.

Tampa Bay Parenting

Gaylord Palms Celebrates the Holidays with The Return of ICE!

From holiday shows to gingerbread decorating and sliding down Snow Mountain, there's truly something for everyone to enjoy, including Gaylord Palms Resort's signature attraction ICE!

Nov 28, 2022

ICE! featuring Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!™️ is a 9-degree winter wonderland at Gaylord Palms Resort.

FOX 35 Orlando

ICE! at Gaylord Palms: Ice carvers reveal special holiday surprise on FOX 35

ICE! at Gaylord Palms Resort is now open, and the artisans who hand carve this spectacular event created a special, chilly surprise for FOX 35. Check out the 9-degree attraction and watch the fun reveal!

Nov 24, 2022

The All New Cirque: Spirit of Christmas at Gaylord Rockies

9News

New Cirque Show Opening at Gaylord Rockies

Gaylord Rockies is ready for the holiday season and is presenting the All New Cirque: Spirit of Christmas. The 75-minute family-friendly features contortionists, wire walkers, speed jugglers and more all accompanied by an original Broadway-style score.

Nov 23, 2022

Gaylord ICE! Tunnel

Family Travel Forum

ICE! and the Gaylord National Christmas Celebration

Recap of the opening media event, Christmas Offerings, and resort-wide review of guest amenities.

Nov 23, 2022

ICE! featuring A Charlie Brown Christmas at Gaylord Rockies

Colorado Expressions

Bits & Pieces: Christmas at Gaylord Rockies

From Nov 18 - Jan 1, Gaylord Rockies presents the holiday family experience, ICE! featuring A Charlie Brown Christmas, as well as Cirque: Spirit of Christmas.

Nov 23, 2022

Snoopy is highlighted in ice at Gaylord Rockies

Only In Your State

Walk Through a Winter Wonderland Of Ice This Holiday Season At The Gaylord Rockies In Colorado

Gaylord Rockies is making guests spirts bright with the bigger, better and more elaborate décor at the epic ICE! attraction. The stunning wonderland, comprised of two million pounds of colored ice, takes place Nov 18 through Jan 1.

Nov 23, 2022

Gaylord Texan Lone Star Christmas

Official Best Of America

Gaylord Texan voted "The Best Holiday Resort in America"!

Discover So. Much. Christmas. at Gaylord Texan Resort during their annual Christmas extravaganza.

Nov 23, 2022

Gaylord Opryland Featured in Architectural Digest

Architectural Digest

9 Easy Ways to Spruce Up Your Holiday Home Décor and More

The story highlights recommendations from subject matter experts on decorating your home for the holidays and includes expert insight on incorporating Poinsettias from Megan McDugald, Chief Engineer of Horticulture at Gaylord Opryland Resort.

Nov 21, 2022

Gaylord National

Kid Friendly DC

Christmas Magic at Gaylord National

Review of the magical Christmas attractions at Gaylord National including ICE! and other attractions.

Nov 21, 2022

Gaylord Opryland featured in Travel + Leisure

Travel + Leisure

The Best Christmas Light Displays in Every State

Gaylord Opryland Resort was included in Travel + Leisure's roundup of the best Christmas light displays in the country.

Nov 19, 2022

ICE! is kept at a chilly 9 degrees, but we provide parkas to keep you warm.

Yahoo! News

ICE! returns to Gaylord Palms, spotlights Grinch and glow

Gaylord Palms Resort welcomes back guests to the holiday tradition of ICE!. Niko Nikolaou, senior director of special events and creative for Gaylord Hotels, gives all the fun and festive details.

Nov 18, 2022

Gaylord Rockies

BuzzFeed

7 Ultimate Holiday Vacation Destinations

Check out all the great places Marriott Bonvoy has to offer for your next holiday getaway.

November 18, 2022

Gaylord National's Atrium

Philadelphia Magazine

A Holiday Weekend Getaway at Gaylord National

Christmas at Gaylord National is a perfect getaway for families in the Philadelphia Area. There is always something to enjoy!

Nov 15, 2022

Gaylord Opryland Featured on Nashville Lifestyles

Nashville Lifestyles

ICE! Returns to Gaylord Opryland

Popular lifestyles media outlet, Nashville Lifestyles, shares the news that beloved ICE! attraction returns to Gaylord Opryland after a two-year hiatus.

Nov 11, 2022

ICE! is Back at Gaylord Rockies

The Denver Post

40 Chinese artisans are turning 2 million pounds of ice into a Charlie Brown Christmas scene at Gaylord Rockies

To say it's a "miracle, Charlie Brown!" would be oversimplifying things. Gaylord Rockies debuts "ICE!" Nov. 18 and guests will enjoy scenes from "A Charlie Brown Christmas" carved in two million pounds of ice.

November 11, 2022

https://shebuystravel.com/gaylord-opryland-christmas/

She Buys Travel

Celebrating Christmas at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville

SheBuysTravel.com highlights Christmas at Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention in a standalone feature naming the resort as one of the best Christmas hotels in the country, citing the return of ICE! in 2022.

Nov 7, 2022

ICE! at Gaylord Rockies

AuroraTV

The Making of ICE! at Gaylord Rockies Resort

Go on a behind the scenes tour of ICE! with AuroraTV's Wendy Brockman. See how two million pounds of ice is transformed into scenes from A Charlie Brown Christmas.

November 2, 2022

Snow Tubing

Southern Living Online

8 Places To Experience Snow Tubing In The South

Southern living highlights the best tubing experience in the southern United states, including Gaylord's Texan Resort & Convention Center's So. Much. Christmas tubing activation.

Nov 1, 2022

Snow Tubing at Gaylord Rockies

Castle Rock Lifestyle

Unwrap the Magic

Make beautiful memories this Christmas at Gaylord Rockies

November 1, 2022

Ice Tubing at Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center

Southern Living

8 Places To Experience Snow Tubing In The South

SouthernLiving.com highlights 8 destinations to experience winter activities such as snow tubing in the south, including both Gaylord Texan and Gaylord Palms as unique locations where guests can enjoy some of the best snow tubing in the southern US, with an added mention of Gaylord Opryland.

Nov 1, 2022

Signature So. Much. Christmas. Programming at Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center

Good Housekeeping

15 Best Places to Travel to in December

GoodHousekeeping.com highlights the top 15 destinations in the US for a winter wonderland or warm weather retreat, including Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center as an ideal destination for a variety of holiday-themed activities and attractions.

Oct 27, 2022

Gaylord Opryland Featured on NewsChannel5

NewsChannel5

Opryland Set to Celebrate 20th ICE! Exhibit During the Holidays Following Two-year Hiatus

NewsChannel5 got an exclusive look at the intricate ice carving process that brought ICE! Featuring Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer to life.

Oct 25, 2022

Gaylord Opryland Featured on NewsChannel5

NewsChannel5

Teaching Kids About Bullying Through 'Ice'

October marked National Bullying Prevention Month and NewsChannel5 came to Gaylord Opryland to speak with Special Events and Entertainment Director, Amanda Taylor, about how this year's ICE! theme, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, is a wonderful experience to teach children first-hand about bullying warning signs and how to embrace individuality.

Oct 21, 2022

ICE! and Signature So. Much. Christmas. Seasonal Programming at Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center

Southern Living

The Best Towns To Visit At Christmastime In Florida

SouthernLiving.com highlights the best towns in the state of Florida to visit during the Christmas season, including Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center as an ideal location outside of the city's major attractions to experience ICE! and and beautiful holiday displays.

Oct 17, 2022

Family Friendly Festivities at Goblins & Giggles

Living East Tennessee

Family Friendly Festivities at Goblins & Giggles

Gaylord Opryland's Goblins & Giggles event is discussed on Living East Tennessee.

Sep 20, 2022

Gaylord Opryland Featured on Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping

36 Best Places to Spend Christmas With the Family This Year

Good Housekeeping names Gaylord Opryland in Nashville as one of the top destinations to spend Christmas.

Sep 14, 2022

SoundWaves at Gaylord Opryland

Today.com

22 Best Hotels with Water Parks that Guarantee a Fun Time for All

Gaylord Opryland is named one of the top resorts with a water attraction.

Aug 29, 2022

ICE! Returns to Opryland This Christmas

1059therock.iheart.com

ICE! Returns to Opryland This Christmas

ICE! is returning to Nashville for the first time since 2019. Gaylord Opryland is preparing for the Nashville holiday tradition, which features ice carvings up to 20-feet tall from the 1964 holiday classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

AUG 22, 2022

Gaylord Opryland Featured on Today.com

Today.com

22 Best Hotels with Water Parks that Guarantee a Fun Time for All

Gaylord Opryland and the resort's upscale water attraction, SoundWaves, is on Today.com's list of the best hotels with water parks.

Aug 22, 2022

ICE! Returns to Opryland

WTVF-CBS News 5 at 10

ICE! Returns to Opryland

ICE! Returns to Gaylord Opryland featuring the theme Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.

AUG 20, 2022

Williamson Source

Williamson Source

After a Two Year Hiatus, Opryland to Bring Back ICE Attraction This Holiday Season

Gaylord Opryland Resort invites guests to "freeze the day" this Christmas as the longtime holiday tradition, ICE!, returns to the annual A Country Christmas celebration Nov. 11, 2022 - Jan. 1, 2023, after a two-year hiatus.

AUG 18, 2022

Only In Your State

Only In Your State

Mark Your Calendars, As This Gigantic Ice Display Is Coming Soon To Maryland

The convention center has announced that ICE! is finally returning...This year's theme is A Christmas Story. You'll see scenes from the iconic movie carved out of ice -- two million pounds of ice to be exact. WOW!

AUG 18, 2022

KEYE-CBS

KEYE-CBS

K-EYE News at 10pm

ICE is back after a 2 year hiatus because of the pandemic, it's a holiday tradition that brings 1000 tons of ICE to the grapevine than that ICE is transformed into a winter wonderland.

AUG 18, 2022

KDFW-DAL (FOX)

KDFW-DAL (FOX)

Good Day at 7

Here's the ice exhibit is returning to the GAYLORD TEXAN this holiday season.

AUG 18, 2022

Gaylord National's iconic ICE! slides

Northern Virginia Magazine

Gaylord National Resort's Holiday ICE! display to return after two-year hiatus

The return of an iconic DMV Holiday tradition is a must do this season.

Aug 17, 2022

ICE! at Gaylord Palms

ClickOrlando.com / WKMG-TV

Sneak peek at early preparations for ICE! holiday experience at Gaylord Palms

ICE! is returning to Gaylord Palms for the 2022 holiday season. Landon McReynolds goes behind-the-scenes to see some of the ice carving in process.

August 17, 2022

How The Grinch Stole Christmas

Orlando Sentinel

Gaylord Palms: ICE! Returns with How The Grinch Stole Christmas!

ICE! is back for 2022 and features the Dr. Seuss classic tale, "How The Grinch Stole Christmas!"

August 17, 2022

ICE! Returns to Opryland

WSMV-NBC News 4 at 6

ICE! Returns to Opryland

ICE! Returns to Gaylord Opryland featuring the theme Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.

AUG 17, 2022

Gaylord Opryland Prepares for the Return of ICE!

WSMV.com

Gaylord Opryland Prepares for the Return of ICE!

ICE! Returns to Gaylord Opryland after a two year hiatus. This year's theme is the classic showcases 12 scenes from the 1964 animated special, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.

AUG 17, 2022

WKMG-Orlando/ClickOrlando.com

WKMG-Orlando/ClickOrlando.com

"ICE! holiday experience returning to Gaylord Palms Resort Holiday experiences begin Nov. 18"

Get ready to bundle up -- Gaylord Palms Resort is bringing back its beloved holiday experience, ICE!, following a 2-year absence, the resort announced on Wednesday.

AUG 17, 2022

Orlando Sentinel

Orlando Sentinel

Gaylord Palms: ICE's comeback feature 'Grinch' sculptures

A creeping, coldhearted character will be at the center of the return of ICE, the signature holiday event at Gaylord Palms Resort.

AUG 17, 2022

Yahoo! Noticias/Tribune News Service en Español

Yahoo! Noticias/Tribune News Service en Español

Regresa al Gaylord Palms el evento de ICE, esta vez con la temática del ‘Grinch’ que se robó la Navidad

Un personaje rastrero y de corazón frío estará en el centro del regreso de ICE, el evento navideño exclusivo en Gaylord Palms Resort.

AUG 17, 2022

Northern Virginia Magazine

Northern Virginia Magazine

Gaylord National Resort’s Holiday ICE! Display to Return After Two-Year Hiatus

One of the highlights of the holiday season in the DMV is when the Gaylord National Resort finally opens its doors, revealing the incredible art sculptures made totally of ice.

AGU 17, 2022

9News Online

9News Online

Gaylord Rockies announces 2022 holiday lineup

Gaylord Rockies is bringing back ICE! for the 2022 Christmas season

AUG 17, 2022

Dallas Morning News

Dallas Morning News

ICE! returns to the Gaylord Texan for 2022 holiday season

Two years after its last run, ICE!, the popular holiday event, is returning to the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine just in time for the 2022 holiday season. ICE! will be open from Nov. 11 through Jan. 1, according to the hotel website.

AUG 17, 2022

KXAS-TV (NBC 5)

KXAS-TV (NBC 5)

ICE!' Returns to Gaylord Texan After Two-Year Pandemic Hiatus

Gaylord Texan Resort is bringing back their longtime holiday tradition, ICE! this Christmas after taking a two-year hiatus during the pandemic.

AUG 17, 2022

Culturemap

Culturemap

ICE! holiday show returns to Gaylord Texan after 2-year freeze out

One of the most popular holiday traditions in all of Dallas-Fort Worth is finally making its post-pandemic return: ICE! returns to Grapevine's Gaylord Texan Resort for the 2022 holiday season.

AUG 17, 2022

WJLA-TV (ABC) Online

WJLA-TV (ABC) Online

ICE! returns to Gaylord National Resort after 2-year hiatus with 'A Christmas Story' theme

In what is definitely the "coolest" news you'll read all day, ICE! is returning to the Gaylord National Resort this holiday season following a two-year hiatus due to COVID.

AUG 16, 2022

Spookley the Square Pumpkin Makes an Appearance at Signature Seasonal Goblins & Giggles Programming at Gaylord Hotels

Forbes

Talking Pillows, Champagne Sabering And Boozy Ice Cream At These Happening Hotels

Forbes.com highlights hotel news across the US including the launch of seasonal Gobblins & Giggles programming across the Gaylord Hotels brand.

Aug 13, 2022

Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Travel + Leisure

World's Best Awards

Travel + Leisure magazine honors the winners of the 2022 World's Best Awards, including Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center as one of the top resort hotels in the state of Texas.

Aug 1, 2022

TRAVEL + LEISURE

California Meetings + Events

Construction Begins on a New Convention Center in Southern California

Gaylord Pacific has broken ground on the future 500-acre Chula Vista Bayfront, a partnership between the city and the Port of San Diego.

JUL 29, 2022

Gaylord Pacific Press Release

KUSI "Good Morning San Diego"

Historic Groundbreaking Ceremony for Chula Vita Bayfront's Gaylord Pacific Resort & Convention Center

A Chula Vista city council member said the addition of Gaylord Pacific will be a transformative step for the destination. 

JUL 28, 2022

Gaylord Hotels

Times of San Diego

Chula Vista, Port Break Ground on $1.3 Billion Bayfront Resort and Convention Center

The new Gaylord Pacific Resort will be a point of pride for the region, as stated by a Chula Vista city council member.

JUL 27, 2022

Gaylord Hotels

Yahoo News

Crews break down construction for Bayfront project in Chula Vista

Planned to open in 2025, Gaylord Pacific Resort & Convention Center will offer 1,600 rooms and 400 square feet of event space.

JUL 27, 2022

Gaylord Hotels

NBC 7 News at 11

Changing Chula Vista's Bayfront

For the city of Chula Vista, the addition of Gaylord Pacific will place the community on the map like Gaylord Hotels have done in other regions.

JUL 26, 2022

Big Cypress Tower at Cypress Springs Water Park, Gaylord Palms

Travel + Leisure

12 Florida Resorts With Water Parks Perfect for a Family Vacation

TravelandLeisure.com highlights the best Florida resorts with water attractions that are perfect for a family vacation including Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center and Cypress Springs Water Park.

Jul 13, 2022

Gaylord Opryland Featured on Nashville Lifestyles

Nashville Lifestyles

Spring It On at Gaylord Opryland

Nashville Lifestyle's shares everything guests can enjoy during Gaylord Opryland's Spring It On event.

Apr 27, 2022

Gaylord Opryland Featured on FOX Weather

FOX Weather

Nashville's Gaylord Opryland Resort Creates Environment for Plants to Thrive Year-Round

FOX Weather visited Gaylord Opryland to learn about the resort's tropical plants inside the three atriums, spanning 9 acres.

Apr 11, 2022

Gaylord Opryland featured on Tiny Beans

Tinybeans

An Insider’s Guide to Nashville’s Gaylord Opryland Resort & SoundWaves

Tiny beans shares everything Gaylord Opryland has to offer including amazing amenities, incredible dining experiences, and its upscale water attraction.

Feb 15, 2022

World-class artisans create a winter wonderland from solid ice each year at Gaylord Palms Resort

The Olympian

15 Places to Find Snow in the South

You can find arctic weather in Florida at Gaylord Palms Resort

September 5, 2023

Holiday Events In And Around Denver

The Denver Gazette

2023 Holiday Events In And Around Denver

"A Christmas Story" will be brought to life in ice sculpture form by a team of 40 world-class ice artisans from Harbin, China, along with performances, ice slides, Christmas activities and Santa Claus.

November 13, 2023

Christmas In Denver

Trekaroo on MSN

Christmas In Denver 2023: The Best Denver Christmas Events For Families

This year ICE! featuring A Christmas Story will be at the Gaylord Rockies. Guests will enjoy favorite scenes from the movie brought to life in this colorful winter wonderland.

November 6, 2023

Artisans From Around The World Hand Carve 1,000 Tons Of Ice Into Sculptures

FOX31

Artisans From Around The World Hand Carve 1,000 Tons Of Ice Into Sculptures

On Friday, "ICE!" at the Gaylord Rockies opens. It will feature scenes from the holiday movie "A Christmas Story," a two-story tall slide, tunnels and arches all made from two million pounds of ice.

November 15, 2023

Ice! Returns To Gaylord Rockies With Scenes From A Christmas Story

Yahoo! News

ICE! Returns To Gaylord Rockies With Scenes From A Christmas Story

ICE! returns to Gaylord Rockies with scenes from A Christmas Story.

November 14, 2023

Cirque: Spirit Of Christmas

9NEWS

Cirque: Spirit Of Christmas' Returns To Aurora Hotel And Resort

The new show features artists from Germany, Hungary, Portugal, Ethiopia, Czech Republic, Mongolia, Russia, and the U.S.

November 14, 2023

A Christmas Story

Go World Travel

“A Christmas Story” Comes To Life In Frozen Splendor At Gaylord Rockies: ICE! 2023

The Gaylord Rockies in Aurora, Colorado always celebrates the holidays with family-friendly events and attractions for all ages. This year, they're inviting guests to experience the magic of "A Christmas Story" through the artistry of hand-carved ice sculptures.

November 15, 2023

"ICE!" features larger-than-life ice sculptures and two-story-tall slides made of ice

WKMG/Click Orlando

Gaylord Palms Resort Gives First Look At ‘ICE!’ Holiday Experience

Gaylord Palms Resort gives a behind-the-scenes look at the making of "ICE!"

October 19, 2023

"ICE!" is a winter wonderland of ice sculptures at Gaylord Palms

Orlando Weekly

ICE! Featuring ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ At Gaylord Palms

Gaylord Palms Resort offers a first-look at "ICE!" 2023.

October 23, 2023

Colorful carved ice in Florida

WKMG/ClickOrlando

This Attraction Stays At 9 Degrees, Features 2M lbs. Of ICE!

Skilled artisans from China travel 7,000 miles to create an arctic wonderland of colorful carved ice in Florida.

November 9, 2023

Christmas Classic Comes To Life For Return Of 'ICE!'

FOX 35 Orlando

Christmas Classic Comes To Life For Return Of 'ICE!'

Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the Peanuts crew will be brought to life this holiday season at the Kissimmee resort, Gaylord Palms. The 20,000-square-foot attraction will run from November 17 to January 3, 2024. 

July 26, 2023

11 Festive Hotels Near DC That Go All Out For Christmas

Washingtonian

11 Festive Hotels Near DC That Go All Out For Christmas

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, just minutes away from the Capital region, hosts its annual holiday celebration starting November 19!

November 2, 2023

15 Best Destinations To Visit In November 2023

Good Housekeeping

15 Best Destinations To Visit In November 2023

Add these top spots to your 2023 travel list, one of which being in National Harbor, MD to see the must-see experience, ICE! at Gaylord National.

October 5, 2023

Santa Claus And Rudolph Help Md. Boys & Girls Clubs To Celebrate National Unity Day

WTOP News

Santa Claus And Rudolph Help Md. Boys & Girls Clubs To Celebrate National Unity Day

Gaylord National launched their 'Spread Kindness and Shine Bright' Event in honor of National Unity Day with children and representatives of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Maryland. During the event, kids met with Santa and Rudolph and wrote a pledge to spread kindness and celebrate everyone's differences on special Shine Bright Stars, which will be displayed through the entire holiday season on the Wall of Kindness.

October 18, 2023

Baltimore Gifts Kids Will Want And Enjoy

The Baltimore Banner

7 Ideas For Fun Baltimore Gifts Kids Will Want And Enjoy

Gaylord National's ICE! featuring Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™️ is a fun trip kids of all ages can enjoy this holiday season, making it the perfect gift with lots of other activities in store at the resort!

November 7, 2023

Over-The-Top Christmas-Themed Hotel

The Points Guy

Have A Very Merry Stay In These Over-The-Top Christmas-Themed Hotel Suites

Gaylord National is highlighted as one of eight amazing Christmas-themed hotel suites. 

November 6, 2023

Wintertime Adventures For The Entire Family In Maryland

The Baltimore Sun

Travel For The Holidays: Here Are 5 Wintertime Adventures For The Entire Family In Maryland And Beyond

Gaylord National is highlighted as one of five wintertime adventures in Maryland for the holidays.

November 7, 2023

Behind the scenes of ICE! at Gaylord National

DC News Now

Behind The Scenes Of ICE! At Gaylord National

In just 10 days, Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center opens up to the public for all things Christmas and their main attraction, ICE!. Enjoy a sneak peek with DC News Now on the progress and exciting things to come this holiday season.

November 8, 2023

Gaylord National's Interior Lights Atrium

USA TODAY

Book Now For The Holidays: Here Are 20 Festive Family Resorts, Hotels For Christmas

See the list of 20 festive family resorts and hotels for Christmas with Gaylord National being in the top 5!

November 14, 2023

WASGN's Front Desk Holiday Lights

Washingtonian Magazine

45 Things To Do In The DC Area This Week: Downtown Holiday Market, “A Christmas Carol” Play, And DC Holiday Lights

With the holidays coming up, there are lots of exciting things to do in the DC Area, including ICE! at Gaylord National. 

November 13, 2023

Christmas at Gaylord National

Arlington Magazine

32 Festive Events To Make The Season Bright

Explore these fun festive events in the DMV area to make your season bright, one of them being Christmas at Gaylord National!

November 17, 2023

Lighted Christmas Tree in the Atrium

Family Vacationist

29 Festive Family Resorts And Hotels For Christmas 2023

Gaylord National Resort and Convention center is listed at number 5 out of 29 amazing festive resorts and hotels for this year's holiday season. 

November 8, 2023

A Look Inside The Construction Of Gaylord Opryland's ICE!

NewsChannel5

A Look Inside The Construction Of Gaylord Opryland's ICE!

NewsChannel5/WTVF, exclusively covered the behind the scenes of the making of ICE! featuring The Polar Express™️.

October 19, 2023

Local Program Works with ICE! to Instill Self-discovery in Students

NewsChannel5

Local Program Works With ICE! To Instill Self-Discovery In Students

In partnership with L'Evate's Youth Excelling in Learning Leadership program in Donelson/Hermitage, WTVF/NewsChannel5 visited ICE! featuring the Polar Express ™️ to talk with Special Events Director, Amanda Taylor, about the beloved story and its lessons in bravery, leadership, and self-discovery, all told in ice form this holiday season at Gaylord Opryland.

October 31, 2023

ICE! at Gaylord Opryland

THE TENNESSEAN

Local Opryland ICE: What It Takes For A Team Of Chinese Artisans To Create The Massive Ice Show

The Tennessean visited Gaylord Opryland to learn about the process of how ICE! comes to life and to interview the talented artisans about their unique craft.

November 7, 2023

Gaylord Opryland’s ‘ICE’ And Locomotive 576

WKRN.com

Gaylord Opryland’s ‘ICE’ And Locomotive 576

As a way to serve the community in a special way, STARS volunteered to help restore Locomotive # 576, which was on display for decades in Centennial Park until 2019. The steam engine is ironically the same type of locomotive as in The Polar Express™️ movie and theme of this year's ICE! The locomotive completion date is tentatively in 2025 when it will become a new Nashville attraction with passenger excursions. WKRN (ABC Nashville) reported about the STARS community service and tie to ICE!. 

November 1, 2023

Make Memories Together This Christmas at Gaylord Texan

Allen City Lifestyle

Make Memories Together This Christmas At Gaylord Texan

From Nov. 10 through Dec. 31, 2023, the resort transforms into a wondrous holiday haven with acres of décor, live entertainment, and immersive activities for all ages.   

October 26, 2023

Where To See The Most Spectacular Christmas Lights In Dallas-Fort Worth For 2023

Culture Map Dallas

Where To See The Most Spectacular Christmas Lights In Dallas-Fort Worth For 2023

Here's our guide to the biggest, brightest, most spectacular Christmas light displays in the area for 2023, listed by attraction type and start date.

November 2, 2023

Spectacular Christmas Lights In Dallas-Fort Worth

Culture Map

Where To See The Most Spectacular Christmas Lights In Dallas-Fort Worth For 2023

Here's our guide to the biggest, brightest, most spectacular Christmas light displays in the area for 2023.

November 2, 2023

Ice Sculptors Arrive In Grapevine To Begin Carvings For Gaylord Texan's ICE! Exhibit

FOX 4 KDFW

Ice Sculptors Arrive In Grapevine To Begin Carvings For Gaylord Texan's ICE! Exhibit

The team at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine welcomed 40 master ice carvers from China on Tuesday morning.

October 3, 2023

Gaylord Texan Resort Flies In Artisans To Hand-Carve 2 Million Pounds Of Ice

ABC WFAA

Gaylord Texan Resort Flies In Artisans To Hand-Carve 2 Million Pounds Of Ice

The resort welcomed 40 master carvers from China to help with their 6,000 ice blocks for their upcoming ICE! attraction.

October 4, 2023

Festive activities at Gaylord Texan

Southlake Style

Unwrap The Christmas Magic

Make holiday memories with ICE! and dozens of festive activities at the Gaylord Texan.

October 12, 2023

Christmas at Gaylord Texan

The Katy News

Share The Joy! It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year In The Christmas Capital Of Texas®️

Grapevine has 1,400 events over 40 Days that are sure to get you in the Christmas Spirit!

November 9, 2023

Christmas at Gaylord Texan

Culture Map

These Are The 13 Best Things To Do In Fort Worth This Weekend

Below are the best ways to spend your precious free time this weekend.

November 9, 2023

Snow Tubing at Gaylord Texan

Garden & Gun

Seven Southern Snow Tubing Spots

Parks in the Southern hills promise wild, wintry rides—no real slope skills required.

November 8, 2023

The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year At Gaylord Texan Resort

Texas Monthly

Experience The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year At Gaylord Texan Resort In Grapevine

Get planning. Find inspiration for your next getaway with these nearby favorites.

October 25, 2023

ICE! exhibit at the Gaylord Texan Resort

FOX 4 KDFW

Ice! Exhibit Now Open At The Gaylord Texan In Grapevine

2 million pounds of ice has been carved down to make a winter wonderland in Grapevine! The ICE! exhibit at the Gaylord Texan Resort is open through December 31. This year's theme is How The Grinch Stole Christmas.

November 10, 2023

Grinch at Gaylord Texan

Dallas Morning News

Grapevine’s Favorite Frozen Attraction Is Back At Gaylord Texan

The resort will celebrate this holiday season with timeless winter traditions and attractions that include an icy exhibit based on the beloved Grinch tale.

November 6, 2023

How the Grinch Stole Christmas at Gaylord Texan

CBS Texas

ICE! Kicks Off At The Gaylord Texan

ICE! is a holiday experience showcasing 6,000 blocks of ice characters from How the Grinch Stole Christmas and it's now open at the Gaylord Texan!

November 10, 2023

How the Grinch Stole Christmas at Gaylord Texan

ABC WFAA

Gaylord Texas Unveils Its Annual ICE! Attraction's 2023 Theme: 'How The Grinch Stole Christmas'

Hundreds of kids from Grapevine's Cannon Elementary School got to be the first to experience the new ice sculpture display.

November 10, 2023

Ice artisans arrive from China to carve massive Colorado exhibition

9NEWS

Ice Artisans Arrive From China To Carve Massive Colorado Exhibition

More than two million pounds of ice will be transformed into a winter wonderland in Aurora this holiday season.

October 16, 2023

ICE! at Gaylord Rockies

CBS Colorado on MSN and Yahoo! News

Meteorologist Alex Lehnert Previews "Ice!" Set To Kick Off At Gaylord Rockies Resort

CBS News Colorado meteorologist Alex Lehnert gives viewers a sneak peek of "Ice!" at Gaylord Rockies Resort.

November 17, 2023

2 Million Pounds Of Ice In Colorado

Only In Your State on MSN

Walk Through Holiday Scenes Carved From More Than 2 Million Pounds Of Ice In Colorado

In a short time, this resort has become quite famous for its holiday decorations, activities, and events. This year's ICE! attraction is especially exciting. This 17,000-square-foot frozen attraction features scenes from the Christmas classic film A Christmas Story, and you don't want to miss it. Read on to learn more about it.

November 21, 2023

Christmas at Gaylord Rockies

Colorado Public Radio

Christmas At Gaylord Rockies Offers Hand-Carved Ice Sculptures And A Nod To A Classic Holiday Tale

The halls are decked at Gaylord Rockies Resort in Aurora. Local musicians and singers fill the air with holiday music, Mrs. Claus is sharing Christmas tales and hand-carved ice sculptures surround visitors with a frozen retelling of "A Christmas Story." 

November 29, 2023

Santa Claus meeting with children

9NEWS

Deaf Santa Claus Greets Kids At Gaylord Rockies

Deaf Santa Claus helping make sure all children are understood this Christmas

December 5, 2023

ICE! Holiday Experience at Gaylord Palms

ClickOrlando

Gaylord Palms To Open 'ICE!' Holiday Experience

Guests will walk through the iconic animated feature "A Charlie Brown Christmas" and see carvings depicting Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy and their favorite Peanuts characters carved out of 2 million pounds of ice.

November 15, 2023

ICE! Offers Chills and Thrills at Gaylord Palms

Orlando Weekly

ICE! Offers Chills And Thrills At Gaylord Palms

Florida's coolest holiday attraction returns before Thanksgiving, featuring one of the most beloved Christmas movies of all time.

November 20, 2023

Deaf Santa, aka Santa Charles, is bringing Christmas cheer to children at every Gaylord Hotel

ClickOrlando.com

Santa Makes Special Stop To Meet With Children Who Are Deaf

Santa Charles is visiting Deaf children at every Gaylord Hotel this Christmas season.

December 11, 2023

A team of carvers works more more than a month to create ICE! each year at Gaylord Hotels

ThePointsGuy.com

Inside Gaylord ICE! Meet The Artisans Who Turn 5,000 Tons Of Ice Into Winter Wonderlands

An interview with master ice carver Xu Rui on what it takes to create the ICE! attraction.

December 25, 2023

ICE! featuring A Charlie Brown Christmas

Yahoo! News

Foster Children ‘Jump On The Bus’ To Celebrate Christmas Day

Despite a drizzly Christmas day, David Butler's spirits were extraordinarily merry and bright.

Butler, 21, who has lived in foster care since he was 12, found joy Monday with more than 120 other youths living in Central Florida.

They rode in tour buses to the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center to visit the annual ICE Experience, featuring the theme of "A Charlie Brown Christmas."

December 26, 2023

ICE! at Gaylord Palms

WESH Channel 2

Foster Care Members Spend Christmas With 'Family' At ICE!

It's the 10th year of a Central Florida tradition. Buses roll into ICE! at Gaylord Palms on Christmas day so adults who aged out of foster care can reconnect with those they met along the way.

December 25, 2023

ICE! Featuring Rudolph

Secret DC

ICE! Returns To Gaylord National Resort Near D.C. For The Holiday Season

Just minutes outside of D.C., on the waterfront of National Harbor, MD, is a holiday wonderland filled with fun festivities for crowds of all ages!

November 22, 2023

ICE! Featuring Rudolph

Marriott Bonvoy Traveler

These 9 Hotels Go All Out For The Holidays In The U.S.

Visit Gaylord National to see larger than life ice sculptures, just minutes away from D.C.!

November 21, 2023

ICE! featuring Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

NBC4 Washington

Rudolph Is The Star Of ICE! At The Gaylord National Hotel This Year | NBC4 Washington

ICE! at Gaylord National takes visitors through the tale of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and his friends this year. News4's Tommy McFly previews the chilly displays and learns about the origins of this art. 

December 1, 2023

Atrium Christmas Lightshow

The Points Guy

Naughty Or Ice? What It’s Like Staying At The Gaylord National During The Holidays

What does Gaylord National have to offer this holiday season? Learn about all the fun in this article. 

November 29, 2023

Christmas Festivities at Gaylord National

Southern Living

22 Washington D.C. Christmas Festivities To Experience

Explore these fun Christmas-related activities around the nation's capital, including Christmas at Gaylord National. 

November 20, 2023

Santa Uses American Sign Language to Spread Holiday Cheer

People Magazine

Santa Uses American Sign Language To Spread Holiday Cheer: ‘I Never Had The Opportunity’

Learn about Deaf Santa Charles and his amazing story, sharing the opportunity for nonspeaking kids to share their wishes each year, with one stop being at Gaylord National Resort!

December 16, 2023

Snow tubing at Gaylord National

Arlington Magazine

10 Fun Things To Do With Kids During The Holiday Break

Looking for something fun during winter break? Check out snow tubing at Gaylord National along with other exciting activities like ICE!.

December 20, 2023

National Harbor Shines Along with Rudolph’s Red Nose

Falls Church News-Press

National Harbor Shines Along With Rudolph’s Red Nose

Explore all the holiday happenings at Gaylord National Resort right in the heart of National Harbor.

December 21, 2023

Hearing Impaired Santa

The Washington Post

Deaf Santa Travels The Country So Deaf Kids Can Be Heard At Christmas Time

Deaf Santa Charles makes a pit stop to Gaylord National - learn about his amazing story this holiday season.

December 22, 2023

Girl sliding down on the ICE slide at Gaylord Texan

ABC 8 WFAA

ICE! At Gaylord Texan Featuring "How The Grinch Stole Christmas"

From ICE! featuring "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" to snow tubing, ice skating, holiday dining and a lot more, Christmas at the Gaylord is a beloved family tradition! 

November 15, 2023

Grinch ICE! Theme

ABC 8 WFAA

ICE! At Gaylord Texan Featuring "How The Grinch Stole Christmas"

One of the most anticipated holiday events at the Gaylord Texan Resort is ICE! created by Chinese master carvers using 2 million pounds of ice.

November 15, 2023

ICE! At Gaylord Texan Featuring "How The Grinch Stole Christmas"

ABC 8 WFAA

ICE! At Gaylord Texan Featuring "How The Grinch Stole Christmas"

We've been celebrating the start of the holiday season all morning inside Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine at a Lone Star Christmas and Paige again this morning inside ICE!.

November 15, 2023

Gingerbread Decorating Corner

CBS Austin

Road Trippin' Holiday Edition: Festive Family Fun At Gaylord Texan's Lone Star Christmas!

Millions of twinkling lights, festive family activities around every corner, and the massive Christmas Village featuring Snow Factory! Lone Star Christmas at Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center is truly spectacular, and we're giving you a firsthand look!

December 4, 2023

Christmas Carousel

CBS Texas

Where's Brittany? The Gaylord Texan's Christmas Village

Brittany Rainey explores the Gaylord Texan's winter wonderland, which has lots of fun for friends and family during the holidays.

November 24, 2023

Texan Exterior Lights

NBC 5 DFW

Make Magical Memories At Gaylord Texan

Take your friends and family to enjoy a winter wonderland this holiday season at Gaylord Texan.

November 30, 2023

Grinch ICE!

NBC 5 DFW

Don't Miss ICE! At Gaylord Texan

Make unforgettable memories with your family and friends this year at ICE! featuring How The Grinch Stole Christmas.

November 24, 2023

Dozens of hearing-impaired children lined up at the Gaylord Texan Resort

CBS News Texas

Hearing-Impaired Families Visit Santa Charles At The Gaylord Texan Resort

Dozens of hearing-impaired children lined up at the Gaylord Texan Resort to have their wish list heard by Santa in sign language. 

December 4, 2023

Lighting design inside Gaylord Hotels' "ICE!" attractions are a vital part of the storytelling process.

Lighting Design + Application magazine

Carving Out The Christmas Classics In "ICE!"

Lighting innovation helps bring "ICE!" to life at Gaylord Hotels.

December 1, 2023

Lighted Atrium Walkway

WUSA9

Where To See Lights In The DMV This Holiday Season

Check out WUSA9's list of 'need-to-see holiday light displays' including Gaylord National in National Harbor, MD. 

November 29, 2023

Deaf Santa is visiting each Gaylord Hotel this year to visit with children

KUSA-TV Denver

Deaf Santa Claus Helping Make Sure All Children Are Understood This Christmas

Santa Charles is helping dreams come true for Deaf children at Gaylord Hotels.

December 5, 2023

Grinch ICE! Theme

NBC 5 DFW

Grapevine Elementary School Children Visit Gaylord ICE! Exhibit

The 250 children braved the nine-degree temperatures to get a glimpse of this year's creations.

November 20, 2023

Honey from the apiaries at Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

Hotel Business

A Look At Gaylord Hotels Sustainability

Gaylord Hotels' Sustainability, in a Q&A with Michelle Low-Murray, VP Brand Marketing and Management.

August 28, 2023

ICE Slide

CULTURE MAP

The Grinch Will Steal The Show As Gaylord Texan Grapevine's 2023 ICE! Theme

The Grinch won't steal Christmas spirit in Grapevine this year (as if anything could?). The Dr. Seuss classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas will be the theme of the Gaylord Texan's 2023 ICE!holiday walk-through attraction, running November 10-December 31.

July 26, 2023

TWO MILLION POUNDS of hand-carved ice

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Gaylord Texan Resort Announces 2023 Holiday Events And Activities

The resort will delight visitors with dozens of magical holiday events and activities including ICE! made from TWO MILLION POUNDS of hand-carved ice.

July 25, 2023

Scott Siebert, General Manager, Gaylord Pacific Resort and Convention Center

Gaylord Hotels Names Scott Siebert First General Manager of Gaylord Pacific Resort in California

Scott Siebert has been named the first General Manager of Gaylord Pacific Resort

Jan 4, 2024

Lazy River at Gaylord Rockies

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February 2, 2024

Villa de Flora at Gaylord Palms Resort offers guests one of the best buffets in the Sunshine State

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February 3, 2024

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Gaylord Hotels Names Scott Siebert First General Manager of Gaylord Pacific Resort in California

JAN 04, 2024

Deaf Santa Claus Helps Make Christmas Wishes Come True for Guests at Gaylord Hotels This Holiday Season

NOV 30, 2023

Deaf Santa Claus is visiting Deaf children and children-at-heart at every Gaylord Hotel this year

ICE! FEATURING 2 MILLION POUNDS OF ICE DEBUTS AT GAYLORD ROCKIES

NOV 14, 2023

GAYLORD TEXAN RESORT OPENS A MAGICAL WINTER WONDERLAND OF ICE, SNOW, GINGERBREAD, LIGHTS, DÉCOR, THE GRINCH, AND MORE

NOV 10, 2023

CHRISTMAS AT GAYLORD NATIONAL RETURNS WITH HEARTWARMING HOLIDAY FUN

NOV 01, 2023

Travelers seeking the ultimate holiday getaway to the Capital region will find something for the whole family at the nearly 2,000-room, AAA-Four Diamond Gaylord National Resort.

MORE THAN 200 INTERNATIONAL ICE CARVERS ARRIVE AT GAYLORD HOTELS TO BEGIN CREATING ‘ICE!’ HOLIDAY ATTRACTIONS

OCT 23, 2023

SPECIAL EVENT LINEUP AT GAYLORD PALMS PROVIDES FAMILY FUN ALL YEAR

OCT 20, 2023

Immersive Activities and Special Events Offer Gaylord Palms Resort Guests Year-Round Fun

GAYLORD PALMS RESORT & CONVENTION CENTER OFFERS VACATIONERS AND BUSINESS TRAVELERS LUXURY AND CONVENIENCE IN A ONE-OF-A-KIND SETTING

OCT 20, 2023

40 WORLD-CLASS ICE ARTISANS FROM HARBIN, CHINA ARRIVE AT GAYLORD ROCKIES

OCT 13, 2023

Gaylord National to Launch "Spread Kindness & Shine Bright" Campaign to End Bullying

SEP 28, 2023

Gaylord National will host the "Spread Kindness & Shine Bright" campaign event with children from the Boys & Girls Clubs across Maryland on Wednesday, October 18, National Unity Day, a time to unite for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion. Event attendees will meet with Santa and Rudolph and will write their own promises to spread kindness on special Shine Bright Stars which will be placed on a Rudolph-themed 10'x8' wall that will be displayed throughout the entire holiday season.

Gaylord Texan Resort Presents Family Friendly Fall Fun!

SEP 8, 2023

With the season of fall lurking around the corner, Gaylord Texan Resort is celebrating the season of change with its fourth annual Goblins and Giggles event! This year, the resort has a lineup like never before featuring spook-tacular entertainment and activities taking place September 8th - October 30th for the whole family.

GAYLORD OPRYLAND WELCOMES SUMMER WITH NEW FAMILY-FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES

July 21, 2023

Gaylord Opryland Welcomes the Summer Season with Family-Friendly Summer of More Attractions

NOW OPEN! GUESTS ARE INVITED TO CELEBRATE THE ‘SUMMER OF MORE’ WITH PIRATES AND PRINCESS FUN AT GAYLORD PALMS RESORT

Jun 14, 2023

The Summer of More celebration at Gaylord Palms Resort in Kissimmee, FL is in full swing with plenty of family-friendly activities.

ENHANCEMENTS AND EXPANSION CONTINUE AT GAYLORD ROCKIES

Aug 17, 2023

Taking Gaylord Rockies to New Heights with New Dining, Reimaging of the Grand Lodge and a New Event Pavilion

FRIENDLY FRIGHTS AND SPOOKY SIGHTS DELIGHT GUESTS DURING THE ANNUAL GOBLINS & GIGGLES WEEKENDS AT GAYLORD PALMS

August 16, 2023

GUESTS INVITED TO CELEBRATE A ‘SUMMER OF MORE’ AT GAYLORD ROCKIES

May 4, 2023

Guests are invited to experience an unforgettable summer at Gaylord Rockies Resort with family-friendly activities, special dining experiences, relaxation and more.

THE THERABODY WELLNESS SUITE UNVEILED AT GAYLORD ROCKIES RESORT

August 7, 2023

The Resort Celebrates National Wellness Month with a New Spa-Suite Upgrade Featuring Peloton, Therabody and RAD Roller

WINTRY EXCITEMENT RETURNS TO GAYLORD PALMS RESORT; ‘ICE!’ HOLIDAY ATTRACTION FEATURES ‘A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS’

July 27, 2023

GAYLORD NATIONAL RESORT REOPENS “ALL-NEW” OLD HICKORY STEAKHOUSE AS THE LATEST PHASE OF MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR RENOVATION

Apr 6, 2023

Old Hickory Steakhouse, the third reimagined dining experience to open at Gaylord National, is a timeless fine dining experience offering culinary classics with locally sourced ingredients to create extraordinary meals - including a brand-new Sunday Brunch experience.

AS THE WEATHER HEATS UP, ARAPAHOE SPRINGS WATER PARK AT GAYLORD ROCKIES KEEPS GUESTS COOL

March 3, 2023

Gaylord Rockies Resort guests enjoy a water wonderland at Arapahoe Springs Water Park with indoor and outdoor swimming pools, three water slides, lap pool, indoor and outdoor hot tubs, and lazy river.

FROSTY FACTS: ICE! 2023, AT A GLANCE

July 27, 2023

ICE! featuring A Charlie Brown Christmas, will highlight the Christmas at Gaylord Palms celebration this holiday season from Nov. 17, 2023-Jan. 3, 2024

GAYLORD HOTELS’ ICONIC ICE! EVENT RETURNS FOR 2023 CHRISTMAS SEASON

July 25, 2023

ONCE UPON SPRING READY TO BLOSSOM AT GAYLORD PALMS RESORT

Feb 14, 2023

Spring is blooming at Gaylord Palms as the 64-acre resort hotel prepares for its annual "Once Upon a Spring" celebration from March 3-May 14, 2023.

GAYLORD OPRYLAND WELCOMES SPRING EARLY WITH SEASONAL FAMILY-FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES

Feb 10, 2023

Gaylord Opryland celebrates spring with its annual Once Upon a Spring event complete with activities for the entire family.

GAYLORD TEXAN KICKS OFF THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH 2 MILLION POUNDS OF ICE

July 25, 2023

GRAPEVINE, TX. July 25th 2023 - ICE!, the annual holiday tradition at Gaylord Hotels, returns November 10, 2023, through December 31, 2023. Using more than two million pounds - or 1,000 tons - of ice, the beloved holiday classic, ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas™️' will be brought to life in ice sculpture form by a team of 40 world-class ice artisans from Harbin, China.

GAYLORD ROCKIES CELEBRATES THE HOLIDAYS WITH 2 MILLION POUNDS OF ICE

July 25, 2023

CELEBRATE SPRING WITH A FAMILY-FRIENDLY GETAWAY AT GAYLORD ROCKIES RESORT

Feb 2, 2023

Celebrate spring, the season of new beginnings and new life, by creating treasured memories with family and loved ones at Gaylord Rockies Resort.

ICE! IS BACK! GAYLORD PALMS ARCTIC ATTRACTION NOW OPEN THROUGH JAN. 1, 2023

Nov 18, 2022

Gaylord Palms Resort's longtime holiday tradition, ICE!, returns to provide guests Christmas cheer in a one-of-a-kind, 9-degree attraction. The entire resort has transformed into a holiday wonderland with more than 3 million lights, elaborately themed Christmas trees, more than 20,000 ornaments, and miles of garland.

MARRIOTT, RIDA, AND ARES ANNOUNCE THE CONSTRUCTION OF GAYLORD PACIFIC RESORT AND CONVENTION CENTER

Aug 27, 2022

‘ICE!’ IS BACK! GAYLORD NATIONAL RESORT’S BELOVED ARCTIC HOLIDAY TRADITION RETURNS AFTER TWO-YEAR HIATUS

AUG 17, 2022

Gaylord National Resort invites guests to "freeze the day" this Christmas season as the hotel's beloved longtime holiday tradition, ICE!, returns November 25 through December 31 after a two-year hiatus.

"‘ICE!’ IS BACK! GAYLORD PALMS’ ARCTIC HOLIDAY TRADITION RETURNS AFTER TWO-YEAR HIATUS BELOVED TALE ‘HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS!™’ TOLD THROUGH ICE SCULPTURES"

AUG 17, 2022

ICE! IS BACK! HOW ABOUT SOME FROSTY FACTS?

AUG 17, 2022

‘ICE!’ IS BACK! GAYLORD TEXAN’S ARCTIC HOLIDAY TRADITION RETURNS AFTER TWO-YEAR HIATUS

AUG 17, 2022

GAYLORD ROCKIES RESORT INVITES GUESTS TO “FREEZE THE DAY” THIS CHRISTMAS AS THE HOTEL’S ANNUAL HOLIDAY TRADITION, ICE!, RETURNS NOVEMBER 18, 2022 THROUGH JANUARY 1, 2023

AUG 17, 2022

‘ICE!’ IS BACK! GAYLORD OPRYLAND’S ARCTIC HOLIDAY TRADITION RETURNS AFTER TWO-YEAR HIATUS

AUG 17, 2022

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