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World of Ice at Gaylord Texan Grapevine
Activities & Events

Dozens of Activities

There's nothing like Christmas in Dallas, and no destination celebrates the holidays like Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center. As Dallas sparkles, 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. We're also thrilled to bring our all-new Gaylord Hotels Original Experience Mission: Save Christmas featuring Elf™ to Dallas, TX.  There are activities for every family member, and you can do it all with So. Much. Christmas. At Gaylord Texan Resort in Dallas.
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Elf the Movie Candy Cane scene
Mission: Save Christmas featuring Elf™
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Christmas is in trouble and Santa needs your help! For the first time this Christmas, journey into Buddy the Elf's world to help save the holiday in our all-new, multi-sensory experience. Team-up with Mr. Narwhal and friends in the candy cane forest, stay ahead of the toy quota in the North Pole, prepare for Santa's arrival at the iconic department store, and take part in an epic virtual snowball fight in Central Park. These are just a few of the fun, interactive challenges you'll need to complete to muster enough Christmas cheer to power the Kringle 3000 and Santa's sleigh!

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Included in Overnight Packages

Mission: Save Christmas featuring Elf™ is included in multiple Overnight Packages.  Enjoy hours of holiday family fun and save with packages that include event tickets.

iconIncluded in Ticket Bundle - Save Up To 40%

Included in Ticket Bundle - Save Up To 40%

Discover SO. MUCH. CHRISTMAS. and savings up to 40% when you bundle your favorite holiday activities.

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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!

Guests on red tubes going down snow tubing lanes at Gaylord Texan
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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Included in Overnight Packages

Snow Tubing is included in the "Lone Star Christmas Experience" package.  Enjoy hours of holiday family fun and save with packages that include event tickets.

iconIncluded in Ticket Bundle - Save Up To 40%

Included in Ticket Bundle - Save Up To 40%

Discover SO. MUCH. CHRISTMAS. and savings up to 40% when you bundle your favorite holiday activities.

Two young girls decorating a gingerbread house at Gaylord Texan
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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Included in Overnight Packages

Gingerbread Decorating Corner is included in the "Lone Star Christmas Experience" package.  Enjoy hours of holiday family fun and save with packages that include event tickets.

iconIncluded in Ticket Bundle - Save Up To 40%

Included in Ticket Bundle - Save Up To 40%

Discover SO. MUCH. CHRISTMAS. and savings up to 40% when you bundle your favorite holiday activities.

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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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Included in Ticket Bundle - Save Up To 40%

Discover SO. MUCH. CHRISTMAS. and savings up to 40% when you bundle your favorite holiday activities.

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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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Included in Overnight Packages

Merry Snoopy Scavenger Hunt is included in the "Lone Star Christmas Experience" package.  Enjoy hours of holiday family fun and save with packages that include event tickets.

iconIncluded in Ticket Bundle - Save Up To 40%

Included in Ticket Bundle - Save Up To 40%

Discover SO. MUCH. CHRISTMAS. and savings up to 40% when you bundle your favorite holiday activities.

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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.
iconIncluded in Ticket Bundle - Save Up To 40%

Included in Ticket Bundle - Save Up To 40%

Discover SO. MUCH. CHRISTMAS. and savings up to 40% when you bundle your favorite holiday activities.

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!
iconIncluded in Ticket Bundle - Save Up To 40%

Included in Ticket Bundle - Save Up To 40%

Discover SO. MUCH. CHRISTMAS. and savings up to 40% when you bundle your favorite holiday activities

Woman in elf costume holding today train at Elf Academy at Gaylord Texan
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.
iconIncluded in Ticket Bundle - Save Up To 40%

Included in Ticket Bundle - Save Up To 40%

Discover SO. MUCH. CHRISTMAS. and savings up to 40% when you bundle your favorite holiday activities.

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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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Included in Overnight Package

Merry & Light is included in the "Lone Star Christmas Experience" package.  Enjoy hours of holiday family fun and save with packages that include event tickets.

iconIncluded in Ticket Bundle - Save Up To 40%

Included in Ticket Bundle - Save Up To 40%

Discover SO. MUCH. CHRISTMAS. and savings up to 40% when you bundle your favorite holiday activities.

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Photos With Santa
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Photos With Santa

icon Yellow Rose Patio
icon Limited Availability
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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!
iconIncluded in Ticket Bundle - Save Up To 40%

Included in Ticket Bundle - Save Up To 40%

Discover SO. MUCH. CHRISTMAS. and savings up to 40% when you bundle your favorite holiday activities.

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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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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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Tom Braxton Holiday Jazz Show
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Tom Braxton Holiday Jazz Show

icon Limited Availability
icon December 10th - 9pm, December 11th - 7pm & 10pm
icon Ticketed

Take in the sounds of seasonal smooth jazz from saxophonist, Tom Braxton. Known for charming audiences with his distinct and recognizable sound, which incorporates elements of Jazz, Latin, Fun, and R&B, Tom Braxton leaves listeners spellbound and filled with a sense of joy as his music swirls through your soul.

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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

 

Zeppole courtyard inside atrium at Gaylord Texan
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

 

Auntie Anne's pop-up storefront
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!

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Pre-Paid Short-Term Parking
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Self parking is valid for single use between the dates you choose. Pre-paid parking option is available to day-visitors only, and is not valid for overnight parking. All parking sales are final.

Health & Safety Measures

Limited capacity
Limited capacity
Tickets will sell out so buy in advance!
Masks are required
Masks are required
Our staff can offer masks if needed
Social Distancing
Social Distancing
Designed for social distancing and a touch-free experience
Purchase Online
Purchase Online
Online, advance purchase only
Mobile-Tickets Available
Mobile-Tickets Available
No printed tickets needed