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Activities & Events

2022 Christmas Package is now available.

There's nothing like Christmas in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, and no destination celebrates the holidays like Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center. Take part in classic holiday family activities like photos with Santa, spectacular light displays like Merry & Lights and thrilling experiences like snow tubing and ice skating. There are activities for every family member, and you can do it all with So. Much. Christmas. At Gaylord Texan Resort.

Please note: All content contained in this site is for this past 2021 holiday season.  We thank all of our guests for experiencing SO. MUCH. CHRISTMAS. with us and wish everyone a happy and healthy new year! Sign up for updates for the 2022 holiday season. Sign me up!

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Snow Tubing
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Experience the eight-lane snow tubing hill covered in two million pounds of real snow! Enjoy unlimited tubing thrills all day long.
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Cirque Winter Wonderland
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This action-packed cirque show takes you on a young snow princess' journey to help an ice queen find the spirit and light of Christmas while encountering incredible creatures. You will be amazed by daring aerial acrobatics, stunning contortion, jaw-dropping juggling, and more in this exciting live show!

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Gingerbread Decorating Corner
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This fun, sticky and interactive decorating tradition just got even sweeter. Choose from different design options to create either delectable holiday-themed gingerbread cookies or complete a gingerbread house.
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Build Your Own Snowman
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Create your very own frozen friend out of real snow, topped with the classic snowman attire, at this hands-on experience!
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Ice Skating
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Enjoy a festive perfect day or evening by going on a yuletide glide at our 6,000 square-foot skating rink made with real ice.
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Santa's Snow Throw
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Grab a bucket of real snowballs and take aim at interactive targets created by Santa's Elves.
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Breakfast with Charlie Brown & Friends™
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Breakfast is served! This one-of-a-kind dining experience includes a delicious breakfast and photos with your favorite members of the Peanuts gang.
Scavenger Hunt at Gaylord Texan Grapevine
Merry Snoopy Scavenger Hunt
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Search high and low to help Snoopy deck his house out for the Dog House Decorating Competition in this fun scavenger hunt. Complete the quest to win a souvenir.
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Holiday Heist Escape Room
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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. 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.
Schools Out! Holiday Breakout Escape Room at Gaylord Texan Grapevine
School's Out! Holiday Breakout Escape Room
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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 your phone for the entire winter break!
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Elf Workshop at the Christmas Craft Studio
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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.
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Merry & Light
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A Wonder of Holiday Magic & Light at Gaylord Texan conjures cozy feelings of Christmas with a sparkling array of larger- than-life holiday décor and immersive state-of-the-art light elements. Guests will be wowed by an amazing wonderland of one-of-a-kind photo ops and memory making moments melding modern technology with good ol' fashioned holiday tradition.​
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Photos With Santa
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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.

Please note that Santa Claus will wear a mask at all times during this experience.

  • Monday - Friday: 4 PM - 9 PM
  • Saturday: 10 AM - 9 PM Sunday: 10 AM - 8 PM

Extended Hours

  • 11/22-11/28:10 AM - 9 PM
  • 12/13-12/21: 10 AM - 9 PM


Christmas Carousel at Gaylord Texan Grapevine
Christmas Carousel
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Get in the holiday spirit by taking a spin on this timeless, family-friendly ride. Enjoy endless fun with an unlimited ride ticket!
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Build-A-Bear Workshop
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Experience the Make-Your-Own fun by adding stuffing and taking part in our one-of-a-kind Heart Ceremony.
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Holiday Dining
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Holiday Dining

Discover delicious dining options and holiday dining events at some of finest restaurants this holiday season. 
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Christmas Brunch at Riverwalk Cantina
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Enjoy an expansive holiday buffet featuring a traditional brunch variety along with a seafood station, carving station, antipasti and more, complete with a liquid nitrogen gelato bar, a live Mariachi Band and a complimentary mimosa for adults.
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Christmas Brunch at Zeppole
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Enjoy an expansive holiday buffet featuring a traditional brunch variety along with a seafood station, carving station, antipasti and more, complete with a liquid nitrogen gelato bar, live entertainment and a complimentary mimosa for adults.
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Emporium in the Village
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Emporium in the Village

Complete your holiday shopping at the Emporium in the Village. Discover event-themed souvenirs, Christmas ornaments, holiday décor, and more.

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Seasonal Spa Treatments at Relâche Spa
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Seasonal Spa Treatments at Relâche Spa

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Drift into a state of tranquility while enjoying Winter Wellness spa treatments and the benefits of Eucalyptus, known to be high in antioxidants to promote relaxation and reduce pain.
A Christmas Wish Light Show at Gaylord Texan Grapevine
A Christmas Wish Light Show
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A Christmas Wish Light Show

Set to a heartwarming holiday musical score, this multi-sensory spectacle of lights is filled with the memories, magic and dreams of Christmas.
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Live Events at Glass Cactus
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Enjoy live entertainment with breathtaking waterfront views at Glass Cactus on Lake Grapevine.
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New Year's Eve Bash with Le Freak
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Come boogie with the best and ring in the freakin' New Year with the ‘Greatest Disco Band in the World', Le Freak!

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Old Hickory Steakhouse Events
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Dine in the warm, rich atmosphere of a Texas wine cellar while savoring the finest cuts of beef and seafood paired with an artisanal cheese display and an extensive wine list.

  • 11/24- French Wine Tasting
  • 11/27- Old Hickory Wine Tasting Dinner
  • 12/31- New Year's Eve Dinner


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Zeppole Events
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If you're traveling to Grapevine, dine at our newly-renovated Zeppole restaurant. Guests can enjoy Italian-American cuisine including freshly made pasta, specialty dishes, brick-oven pizzas and homemade charcuterie in a villa-style courtyard setting.

  • 11/6- Bourbon Tasting
  • 11/13- Italian Wine Tasting Dinner
  • 12/31- New Year's Eve Dinner


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Elves Eatery
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Elves Eatery

Enjoy tasty treats from Auntie Anne's or Cinnabon, or a seasonal drink at Elves Eatery.

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Holiday Pop-Up Bars
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Holiday Pop-Up Bars

Enjoy a signature holiday cocktail, beer, or glass of wine at any of our festive pop-up bars decked out in Christmas spirit!