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Opening Day for ICE! featuring Christmas Around the World at Gaylord Palms

November 21st, 2017 9:30 AM by Brent Ferry

Christmas at Gaylord Palms begins today, November 21, and runs through January 7, 2018.

ICE! - the renowned nine-degree walk-through holiday attraction - celebrates its15th season in Orlando.

This year’s ICE! theme is Christmas Around the World showcasing different cultures and their wintertime festivities all hand-carved from 2 million pounds of ice! You’ll also enjoy a look inside Santa’s workshop as well as a stunning crystal clear Nativity scene. Click below to view a selection of photos from ICE! 2017.

The celebration doesn’t end there.

Also in the Alpine Village, you’ll find returning favories such as Snow Tubing and Santa's Snow Throw together with some tasty treats, holiday souvenir shopping, and pictures with Santa.

Don’t miss the resort’s 60-foot-tall Christmas tree located in the Emerald Bay Plaza, the Christmas Tree Trail inside the Everglades Atrium, and decorations throughout the resort.

A new atrium light show, JOYFUL, shows nightly:

Nov. 21-22, 24, 26-30, Dec. 1, 3-5, 8, 10-11, 14-15, 17-19, 22, 24-29, 31, Jan. 1-7* | 6:15pm, 7:45pm, 8:15pm, 8:45pm, 9:15pm
Dec. 6-7, 12, 13, 20-21 | 6:15pm, 9:30pm
Nov. 25, Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 | 6:15pm, 8:45pm, 9:15pm, 9:45pm
Nov. 23 (Thanksgiving) | 8:15pm, 8:45pm, 9:15pm
*No 9:15pm show on January 7, 2018.

The FREE Cirque Dreams Unwrapped show also returns with daily performances on the Emerald Bay Plaza Stage in the St. Augustine Atrium. With a new season comes a stunning lineup of new acts:

Sunday-Friday | 1:00pm and 6:30pm
Saturday | 1:00pm, 6:30pm and 8:00pm
Dark Thanksgiving Day and 8:00pm January 6, 2018. 

The Emerald Bay Plaza Stage will also welcome the new Sounds of the Season Concert Series. Tickets are on sale now.

“Christmas in Every Language” featuring Gaylord Palms STARS
Wednesday, December 6th and Tuesday, December 12th

Orlando Gay Chorus
Wednesday, December 13th

"Amahl and the Night Visitors” performed by Opera Orlando, Orlando Philharmonic and the Orlando Ballet
Wednesday, December 20th

Thursday, December 21st

And don’t miss your chance to be a part of Kiss-Story. Purchase tickets for Kiss-Story in the Making on December 7th and join other couples in an attempt to set the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for “most couples kissing under mistletoe in one location.”

For a complete list of holiday activities and events, tickets, special dining info., and more, visit
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Posted by Brent Ferry on November 21st, 2017 9:30 AM


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