November 23rd, 2015 10:47 PM by Brent Ferry
ICE! and Alpine Rush Snow Tubing Return to Gaylord Palms ResortTwas 32 nights before Christmas, when all through the Gaylords Palms?Creatures were stirring - kids, grandparents, dads, and moms…It’s that time of year again! The Christmas season has arrived at Gaylord Palms Resort and that means a new walk-through ICE! adventure awaits. I had a chance to preview things this evening.This year’s holiday ICE! display features Clement C. Moore’s ’Twas The Night Before Christmas. Don your favorite kerchief or cap, put on one of the event’s trademark blue parkas, and brave the 9 degree cold of ICE! You’ll marvel as the beloved poem comes to life through six rooms of colorful hand-carved ice sculptures. Inside you’ll also find the On the Blocks ICE! Bar, four ice slides, a live carving zone, and stunning, crystal clear ice Nativity.Visit the Alpine Village which includes souvenir opportunities, Build-A-Bear Workshop, photos with Santa, gingerbread decorating, and the return of Alpine Rush Snow Tubing. The eight-lane tubing hill will turn cosmic on select evenings from 6pm to close featuring special lighting and holiday music. 36” or taller to ride with an adult on a double tube. 42” or taller to ride by yourself on a single tube.Orlando Debut of Cirque DreamsAnd be sure to catch Cirque Dreams UnWrapped. This FREE stage show will be performing twice daily on the Emerald Bay Plaza Stage at the base of the hotel’s 54 foot tall Majestic Christmas Tree (6:15 pm tree lighting) in the St. Augustine Atrium. Enjoy superb artistry and imagination with an exclusive Christmas show from the creative mind of Neil Goldberg who brings his renowned Cirque Dreams brand to Orlando for the very first time.Purchase tickets and check out the full events and activities here.Tips: 1. Don’t leave without exploring the hotel’s massive Atrium. Make it fun by playing The Elf on the Shelf® Scavenger Hunt 2. Get your parking validated by dining at Wreckers Sports Bar (Pub featuring a two-story sports screen), Villa de Flora (Buffet), SORA (Japanese), Sand Bar (Poolside drinks and dining), Old Hickory Steakhouse (Steakhouse), or the resort’s newest restaurant MOOR (Seafood).View my Christmas at Gaylord Palms 2015 Album on Facebook.