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Dozens of Activities

With signature events like ICE!, classic holiday activities such as photos with Santa, and thrilling experiences like ice skating, there is something foreveryone, and you can do it all during SO. MUCH. CHRISTMAS. at Gaylord Texan Resort. Explore our 2022 season lineup below.

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ICE! at Gaylord Texan
ICE! featuring Dr. Seuss’ "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” Presented by Pepsi & Lexus
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ICE! featuring Dr. Seuss’ "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” Presented by Pepsi & Lexus

icon November 10 – December 31, 2023
icon Daily; times vary
icon Ticketed

ICE!, our signature holiday attraction, features your favorite scenes from the beloved story Dr. Seuss' "How The Grinch Stole Christmas!", brought to life in magnificent sculptures hand-carved from more than 2 million pounds of ice. ICE! is presented by Pepsi and Lexus.

iconIncluded in Package
Cirque: Spirit of Christmas
Cirque: Spirit of Christmas
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Cirque: Spirit of Christmas

icon November 10 - December 31, 2023
icon Schedule Varies
icon Ticketed

This Cirque-styled Christmas show features dazzling acrobatics, feats of flexibility, and high-flying stunts. This Broadway-style spectacle centers around Noel, a child dismayed and distressed by the hustle and bustle of the holidays. Trying to recapture her lost love of the season, she is visited by spirits who bring back the true meaning of the season in energetic, dreamlike chapters.

iconLimited Availability
Ice Skating
Ice Skating
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Ice Skating

icon November 10 - December 31, 2023
icon Daily, times vary
icon Ticketed
Enjoy a festive, perfect day or evening by taking a yuletide glide on our 6,000-square-foot skating rink made with real ice.
Gingerbread Decorating Corner
Gingerbread Decorating Corner
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Gingerbread Decorating Corner

icon November 10 - December 31, 2023
icon Daily; times vary
icon Ticketed
Don't wait - make a date to decorate! Let your Christmas creativity run wild when you adorn tasty gingerbread. After you've reached confection perfection with your edible art, head over for a sweet meet and greet with Nutmeg, our very own gingerbread man.
Holiday Heist Escape Room
Holiday Heist Escape Room
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Holiday Heist Escape Room

icon November 10 - December 31, 2023
icon Daily; times vary
icon Ticketed
The Holiday Heister has struck again, this time stealing an essential Christmas artifact from the North Pole. The magic of Christmas is threatened if the artifact isn't returned to its rightful place. In this escape room, Christmas must be saved, and Santa's Chief Elf has sent you to the Heister's lair to recover the artifact before time runs out.
Build-A-Bear Workshop®
Build-A-Bear Workshop®
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Build-A-Bear Workshop®

icon November 10 - December 31, 2023
icon Daily, times vary
icon Price Varies
Build-A-Bear® has been adding a little more heart to life for more than 25 years! Visit Build-A-Bear Workshop® to experience the fun of personalizing furry friends and taking part in our one-of-a-kind Heart Ceremony. Add adorable outfits, sweet scents and fun sounds to make any furry friend the perfect gift or a cuddly Christmas keepsake!
#LIT Light Show Presented by Marriott Bonvoy Boundless®️ Credit Card
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#LIT Light Show Presented by Marriott Bonvoy Boundless®️ Credit Card

icon November 10 - December 31, 2023
icon Daily; 6 p.m., 7 p.m., 8 p.m., 9 p.m.
icon Complimentary

Our spectacular Lone Star Atrium comes to life with our #LIT Light Show, featuring thousands of dancing lights synchronized to a high-energy, seasonal soundtrack. Animated light curtains glow with Christmas imagery around a centerpiece tree that magically transforms into a gleaming and glowing holiday spectacle.

Presented by Marriott Bonvoy Boundless®️ Credit Card from Chase.

Photos with Santa
Photos with Santa
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Photos with Santa

icon November 10 - December 24, 2023
icon Daily, times vary. Performances every 15 minutes.
icon Ticketed
Mailing a letter to the North Pole is great, but nothing can beat a personal visit with Santa Claus to let him know what you want for Christmas and make sure you're on his nice list. Capture the moment with a keepsake photo.
Wildlife Rescue – An Augmented Reality Experience presented by bubly™
Wildlife Rescue – An Augmented Reality Experience presented by bubly™
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Wildlife Rescue – An Augmented Reality Experience presented by bubly™

icon November 10 - December 31, 2023
icon Daily, at your leisure
icon Complimentary
Take a virtual safari through Gaylord Texan! Twelve endangered animals are hidden throughout the resort and your help is needed to find them. Search for the tracking markers to find the hidden animals, learn facts about them, and see them come to life before your very eyes with the magic of augmented reality (AR)! This cool tech experience is fun for kids of all ages and affords photo opportunities with AR animals throughout the resort. A smart phone and free app download are necessary to enjoy this AR experience.
Winter Wellness at Relâche Spa
"Treat Your Elf" at Relâche Spa
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"Treat Your Elf" at Relâche Spa

icon November 10 - December 31, 2023
icon Daily, by appointment only.
icon Price Varies
Drift into a state of tranquility this holiday season while enjoying a massage, facial, pedicure, or one of our other relaxing and rejuvenating treatments.
Christmas Carousel
Christmas Carousel
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Christmas Carousel

icon November 10 - December 31, 2023
icon Daily, times vary
icon Ticketed
Get in the holiday spirit by taking a spin on this timeless, family-friendly ride. Enjoy endless fun with an unlimited ride ticket!
Holiday Dining
Holiday Dining
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Holiday Dining

icon November 10 - December 31, 2023
icon Restaurants open daily. Special events on select dates.
Discover delicious dining options and festive culinary events at some of the finest restaurants this holiday season.
It's Showtime! Escape Room
It's Showtime! Escape Room
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It's Showtime! Escape Room

icon November 10 - December 31, 2023
icon Daily; times vary
icon Ticketed
It's almost showtime, and the star has misplaced the most important piece of her costume: her beloved crown. As the trusted stagehand in this escape room, it is up to you to find it. The clock is ticking, and the show must go on!
Make holiday memories at Christmas Village.
Christmas Village
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Christmas Village

icon November 10 - December 31, 2023
icon Daily, times vary
icon Complimentary. Events are ticketed.
Create holiday memories in our whimsical winter wonderland featuring festive attractions including Snow Flow Mountain, Snowball Build & Blast, a classic Christmas carousel, and more.
Live Events at Glass Cactus
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Live Events at Glass Cactus

icon Year-Round
icon Friday & Saturday Evenings
icon Ticketed
Enjoy live entertainment with breathtaking waterfront views at Glass Cactus on Lake Grapevine.
Feast with The Grinch™️ Character Breakfast
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Feast with The Grinch™️ Character Breakfast

icon November 10 – December 31, 2023
icon Schedule varies
icon Ticketed

Even The Grinch can have some holiday cheer, and he's hosting a Christmas breakfast this year! Join The Grinch and his dog Max for a buffet loaded with holiday flavor to savor. Help The Grinch find Christmas amidst great food, fun, and lots of surprises.

TM & ©️ 2023 Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. All Rights Reserved.

iconLimited Availability
The Grinch's™ Wonderful Awful Idea Scavenger Hunt
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The Grinch's™ Wonderful Awful Idea Scavenger Hunt

icon November 10 – December 31, 2023
icon Daily, at your leisure
icon Ticketed
Known for his disdain of Christmas and the happiness it brings, all around the resort the Grinch has hidden clues of his mischievous plan to ruin the holiday. Find all the clues and solve the riddles to help save the joy of the season! Complete the quest and you'll receive a special stocking stuffer.
School's Out! Holiday Breakout Escape Room
School's Out! Holiday Breakout Escape Room
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School's Out! Holiday Breakout Escape Room

icon November 10 - December 31, 2023
icon Daily; times vary
icon Ticketed
School's out for holiday break! Your teacher collected your smartphone and hid it after you were caught playing games during class but forgot to return it to you. Race against the clock to find your phone before the janitor finishes locking up the school, or risk being without it the entire winter break!
Snow Flow Mountain
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Snow Flow Mountain

icon November 10 - December 31, 2023
icon Daily; times vary
icon Ticketed
Experience our eight-lane tubing hill, covered in real snow and designed to bring thrilling fun for all ages. Zoom down the lanes, race to the bottom, and enjoy unlimited runs on your ticket date.
Snowball Build & Blast
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Snowball Build & Blast

icon November 10 – December 31, 2023
icon Daily; times vary
icon Ticketed
Real snowballs in Texas? With a little Christmas magic, you'll receive a tub of snow so you can build and toss real snowballs to boost the power of the snowmaking machines. Take your best aim at the targets and let the snowballs fly!
Ice On The Blocks
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Ice On The Blocks

icon November 10 - December 31, 2023
icon Daily; times vary
icon Ticketed
Chill out at On the Blocks, the exclusive bar inside ICE!. Adults 21+ can upgrade their ICE! experience to enjoy one select beverage sampling. Ambient lighting, music, and fun photo opportunities set the mood for this unique VIP experience.
Mrs. Claus' Christmas Traditions
Mrs. Claus' Christmas Traditions
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Mrs. Claus' Christmas Traditions

icon November 10 - December 31, 2023
icon Daily; show times vary
icon Ticketed
Join the jolliest hostess of all for a fun-filled celebration of Christmas traditions. Delight in the retelling of the Christmas classic, "'Twas The Night Before Christmas," sing along to favorite holiday songs, and share a batch of Santa's favorite snack - warm, freshly baked Christmas cookies and ice-cold milk.
Elf Training Academy
Elf Training Academy
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Elf Training Academy

icon November 10 - December 31, 2023
icon Schedule Varies
icon Ticketed
We all envy Santa's elves: they have a great boss, eat tasty treats and sweets whenever they want, and can make their own Christmas gifts! Your opportunity to join Santa's staff awaits at the Elf Workshop. You will learn the secrets of becoming one of Santa's helpers from his top toy-maker and create a keepsake gift or craft for someone special.