ICE-Gaylord Palms 2017 Christmas Around the World
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Make Plans Now for 2017 Christmas at Gaylord Palms and ICE!

The time is almost near for one of my family’s favorite holiday traditions – Christmas at Gaylord Palms Resort! The fun takes place daily from November 21, 2017 – January 7, 2018, including holidays.

From breakfast with Charlie Brown and Friends to gingerbread decorating, photos with Santa Claus, exploring the Alpine Village, ICE! and more- it is one of my favorite ways to celebrate the holiday season.

Make Plans Now for 2017 Christmas at Gaylord Palms and ICE! - blog

This year’s theme – ICE! featuring Christmas Around the World showcasing different cultures and their wintertime festivities.

Along with your family, celebrating the world’s diverse holiday traditions, countries represented include United Kingdom, Mexico, Germany and more. All at a chilly nine degrees, (but don’t worry – warm jackets are included in the fun)!

ICE-Gaylord Palms 2017 Christmas Around the World

image courtesy of Gaylord Palms Resort

See Cirque Dreams Unwrapped 

Make time during your visit to experience the Cirque Dreams Unwrapped show performed nightly on the Emerald Bay Plaza Stage in the St. Augustine Atrium.

Acrobats, jugglers, dancing, trapeze artists and more — this year’s show features a rotating variety of performers so each show is different. Get there early for a great seat — past year’s shows have been fantastic, you don’t want to miss it.

Visit the Alpine Village

Adjacent to ICE, you’ll find the festive Alpine Village filled with a holiday shopping area, snow tubing, great photo opportunities, the Build-A-Bear Workshop, a meet and greet with Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus’ Christmas Traditions and Story Time Sing-a-long.

My family’s favorite activity in the village is the Gingerbread Decorating Corner presented by Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas. It is a great way to relax and create a gingerbread house (or cookies!) together with your family. I look forward to this every year when we visit ICE at Gaylord Palms.

Gaylord Palms ICE Decorating Cookies

Have Breakfast with Charlie Brown & Friends

I’m a huge fan of breakfast buffets — made to order omelets, bacon, biscuits and gravy, yes please! On select dates, families can enjoy breakfast with Charlie Brown, Lucy and Snoopy at Villa de Flora, located in the resort’s main atrium.

Be on the lookout for the Snoopy, Charlie Brown and dog house waffles on the buffet. Other themed dishes include themed dishes, such as Charlie Brown’s Build-Your-Own-French-Toast Station with Snoopy’s Maple Syrup, Pig Pen’s Dirty Hash Browns, Lucy’s Flap Jacks and Woodstock’s Granola.

Gaylord Palms Peanuts Breakfast Collage

Spend the Night for More Fun

Interested in spending the night? One-night packages start at $240 plus tax, resort fee and parking. Packages include ICE! tickets for two (with option to add additional adults or children) plus a souvenir family photo.

Overnight guests may also schedule a visit to ICE! during the daily hotel guest-exclusive Extra Cool Hour from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.  To book packages and tickets, visit

Gaylord Palms ICE Family Photo

My girls are excited for the return of Christmas and Maggie is already putting together her wish list for Santa Claus.

Ready to Plan Your  Visit to Christmas at Gaylord Palms?

For the latest news and information, be sure to like Gaylord Palms on Facebook and follow along on Twitter at @GaylordPalms.

Take time out to make great memories with your family at the Gaylord Palms Resort November 21 through January 7, 2018. For more information, go to


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** My family and I have attended events in previous years as guests of Gaylord Palms Resort. We received an overnight stay and complimentary admission to the ICE activities. Thoughts and opinions here are my own. ** 

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I'm Carrie McLaren,

based in Jacksonville, Fla. Family travel is my passion and I want to help you succeed in making fantastic memories with your family.





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