Easter Staycation At The Gaylord Palms Resort

The Gaylord Palms Resort is absolutely one of our favorite places to staycation in Orlando, and this Easter you can find EGGcelent activities for the entire family to enjoy on Saturdays and Sundays through April 16, 2017!

2017 Gaylord Palms Resort Easter Staycation

The Easter fun begins in the Resort’s Atrium where guests will discover beautiful pastel-colored tulips, daffodils, hyacinth and more blooming alongside giant, decorated Easter eggs and a particularly large “chocolate” bunny.

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From April 1 to 16, guests can grab a free scavenger hunt booklet and follow the clues, journeying through the resort’s gardens to discover 10 oversized Easter Eggs in the 4.5 acre (and indoor) Great Gaylord Palms Egg Hunt!

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The Gaylord Palms Resort in the past year has been adding new entertainment, and this Easter springtime characters make their debut in new show Queen Titania Tulip’s Easter Coronation and High Tea.  The light-hearted, interactive musical revue welcomes families to join Queen Titania and her Royal Court as they crown the new Queen or King of Spring. In addition to sing-alongs, kids will decorate an Easter egg cookie, search for eggs in a unique egg hunt and learn some hippity-hoppity dance moves. (Saturdays, Sundays; $14.99 per decorating kit, plus tax)

Gaylord Palms Easter 2017 - Queen Titania Tulip Corronation Tea
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Why you’re there you will want to hop on down to Villa de Flora to enjoy an award-winning breakfast where Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny do some table-hopping, delivering smiles and hugs while posing for photos.  (Saturdays, Sundays; $27.50 per adult, $13.75 per child 4-12, plus tax and gratuity)

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Kids can make Easter-themed arts and crafts near the new Cypress Springs Water Park (more about that in a minute) giving parents some time to relax. (Saturdays, Sundays; $6.99 per person, plus tax)

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The Relâche Spa is getting wrapped up in the Easter festivities offering a fresh, hands-on family activity as the spa team supplies the ingredients to create a custom salt scrub and egg-shaped bunny bath fizz. When the activity is completed, guests will be able to bring home a fragrant sample of the Relâche experience. (Fridays, Saturdays; $13.99 per kit, plus tax – recommended for children 5 years of age and older) 

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Young guests enjoying Easter Sunday at Gaylord Palms Resort can romp and roam the outdoor Coquina Lawn during an Easter Egg Dash to snatch up 1,000 multi-colored eggs filled with sweet treats. (Easter Sunday, April 16 at 11 a.m.; complimentary for resort guests)

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Now about the new Cypress Springs Water Park! Families know this area for its zero-entry family pool, treehouse water play structure, and four water slides. BUT thanks to a a recent $4.2 million addition thrill seekers will get to know this area of the Resort, too!

New waterslide structure Big Cypress towers nearly 60 feet above the pools, daring brave guests to climb up to experience the mix of three new slides created for adrenaline junkies. The Florida Free Fall is an AquaDrop slide that dispenses guests through a trapdoor into a 35-foot free-fall and flatline loop, ending in a centrifugal force finalChampagne Bowl splashdown. Just beneath the drop slide, the Tamiami Twister racing slides allow pairs of guests to speed through the twisting, high speed dual body flumes to see who arrives down below first!

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The other signature addition to Cypress Springs is The Wake Zone, a Double FlowRider offering a surfable simulated wave for guests.  Positioned at the southern end of the zero-entry family pool, guests can watch one another learn and master how to flowboard with the onsite training staff.

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Easter Eggstravaganza Weekends room packages start at $169 per night, plus tax and resort fee, and are available Friday and Saturday nights from March 31st to April 15th (based on availability). For additional information or to book your getaway, visit their website.

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The Ultimate HoliDAY At The Gaylord Palms

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The Ultimate HoliDAY At The Gaylord Palms

Disclosure: I was invited by the Gaylord Palms Resort to experience all that they have to offer this holiday season, and all opinions (with extreme enthusiasm and joy) are my own. 

The Gaylord Palms Resort is Kissimmee is one of our favorite places to visit and stay in Orlando, and during the holiday season the resort is a winter wonderland of activity with shows, experiences, and food you won’t want to miss!

Here’s how to have the ultimate holiDAY celebrating Christmas at the Gaylord Palms!

Breakfast with Charlie Brown & Friends

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Enjoy a character breakfast buffet with Peanuts-themed dishes that include Charlie Brown’s Build-Your-Own-French-Toast Station with Snoopy’s Maple Syrup, Pig Pen’s Dirty Hash Browns, Lucy’s Flap Jacks and Woodstock’s Granola. As you eat Charlie Brown and Lucy make their way around the dining room greeting their guests, and there’s a special photo stop with Snoopy near the entrance to Villa de Flora.

  • Location: Villa de Flora Restaurant
  • Price: Adults $32.99 | Child $21.99
  • Times and Dates: 8:00am – 10:30am
    November 18–23, 25-27
    December 2-4, 9-11, 16-18, 21-31
    January 1
  • For Reservations: call 407-586-1114

Breakfast also serves a dual purpose, because it allows you to start your day in a super fun way AND allows you to get valet parking validated (on meals over $50)! It’s a win-win!

Take a Photo with Santa

After breakfast head over to the Alpine Village to take a photo with the big guy himself in his workshop. I suggest doing this before going into ICE! so you don’t have to worry about ‘parka hair’!

  • Location: Alpine Village
  • Price: Photo Packages start at $34.99 (no sitting fee)
  • Times and Dates:*
    • 10am – 7pm | Sunday – Thursday
    • 10am – 9pm | Friday – Saturday & Dec. 20-22
    • 10am – 5pm | Dec. 24

*Subject to sales tax. Santa will take a break every day from 4pm – 5pm to feed the reindeer (excluding Dec. 24).

ICE! featuring A Charlie Brown Christmas

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The star of Christmas at the Gaylord Palms is the annual ICE! exhibit where over 2 million pounds of ice is carved to create the ultimate winter experience with beautiful ice sculptures, ice slides, and fun photo ops.

ICE! featuring A Charlie Brown Christmas by Charles Schulz. Watch Charlie Brown rediscover the true meaning of Christmas as the beloved classic story unfolds through interactive ice sculptures and displays. Experience the Peanuts gang in iconic scenes such as their holiday play rehearsal, Snoopy’s decorated doghouse and Charlie Brown choosing the perfect Christmas tree.

There are SEVERAL ticket options and discounts available (check them out here), but if you are planning on doing the ultimate holiDAY I suggest checking out the ‘Play All Day GOLD Pass’ that includes one time entry to: ICE! featuring A Charlie Brown Christmas, The Elf on the Shelf® Scavenger Hunt, Alpine Rush Snow Tubing, Santa’s Snow Throw ($51.99 adults | $41.99 children ages 4 – 12)

  • Location: Alpine Village
  • Price: Varies depending on experiences
  • Times and Dates: 10:00am – varies by date
    November 18, 2016 – January 1, 2017
  • For Reservations: call 407-586-4423

Build-A-Bear Workshop

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The Alpine Village is home to a Build-A-Bear Workshop with exclusive ICE! and resort merchandise! This year you can take home a Gaylord Palms Polar Bear, buy a blue ICE! parka for your furry friend, or create a new friend when you add lots of stuffing and wish on a heart.

  • Location: Alpine Village
  • Price: Price of purchase may vary depending on item selected.
  • Times and Dates:
    • Daily: 10am – 10pm
    • 10am – 8pm | November 27 – December 1, 4-8, 11-15, 18-20; January 1

Gingerbread Decorating Corner

Warm up at the Gingerbread Decorating Corner where you can choose from two different design options to create either a delectable holiday-themed gingerbread cookie kit or a complete gingerbread house and meet the gingerbread man for a heartwarming hug you can capture with your own camera.

  • Location: Alpine Village
  • Price: Holiday Cookie Kit (4 cookies) $22.99 | Gingerbread House Kit $29.99
  • Times and Dates:
    • 12pm – 6pm | Monday – Thursday
    • 10am – 6pm | Sunday
    • 10am – 7pm | Friday & Saturday
  • For Reservations: stop by the Alpine Village or book in advance online

For a good giggle, check out Betsy & I creating our Gingerbread masterpiece…it’s an oldie, but goodie!

Adventures in Gingerbread Decorating

Elf of the Shelf Scavenger Hunt

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The Elf on the Shelf® scout elves are back at the Gaylord Palms Resort! Purchase a clue booklet and help find the scout elves hiding around the resort by solving puzzles for a special prize.

  • Location: Around the Gaylord Palms Resort
  • Price: $9.99 (you can even purchase them online in advance)
  • Times and Dates: Ongoing

Grab a light bite to eat

So by now you are going to be hungry, why not grab a bite to eat at one of the many locations around the resort!

Alpine Rush Snow Tubing

Race down an eight-lane tubing hill that’s fun for all ages and covered in REAL SNOW! Double riding tubes are available for parents with small children, and in the evenings you can groove down giant snow covered hills while jamming to different decades of music.

  • Location: Alpine Village
  • Price: $19.99 for unlimited runs
  • Times & Dates:
    • 10am – 9pm | November 18-26; December 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 21-31
    • 10am – 7pm | November 27- December 1, 4-8, 11-15, 18-20; January 1
  • For Reservations: call 407-586-4423 or purchase online in advance

Santa’s Snow Throw

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Step right up and throw real snowballs at a series of targets that is fun for the entire family. Make sure to take aim at the special targets that trigger effects around the area!

  • Location: Alpine Village
  • Price: $9.99
  • Times & Dates:
    • 10am – 9pm | November 18-26; December 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 21-31
    • 10am – 7pm | November 27- December 1, 4-8, 11-15, 18-20; January 1
  • For Reservations: call 407-586-4423 or purchase online in advance

Mrs. Claus Christmas Traditions and Story Time Sing-A-Long

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Join Mrs. Claus for a reading of holiday classics, a sing-a-long of Christmas carols, and reindeer games during this 30 minute show. While you are relaxing in the comfy bean bag chairs, you can enjoy a batch of Mrs. Claus’ world-famous cookies and a glass of ice cold milk.

  • Location: Alpine Village
  • Price: $14.99
  • Times and Dates:
    • 4:30pm, 5:30pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm | Nov. 18-26; Dec. 3, 10, 17, 21-24, 28-31
    • 4:30pm, 5:30pm, 6:30pm | Nov. 27, Dec. 4, 11, 18-20, 25-27; Jan. 1
    • 6:30pm, 7:30pm | Dec. 2, 9, 16
  • Reservations: Can be made in person in the Alpine Village or online in advance here

A Christmas Wish Light Show

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New this year, the resort’s stunning atrium comes to life during A Christmas Wish, a new six-minute light show where narration, classic holiday music, and dazzling visual effects converge to create a spirited seasonal celebration centered around the new, incredible 60-foot LED-lit Christmas tree towering above Emerald Plaza. It is FANTASTIC!!!

  • Location: St. Augustine Atrium
  • Price: FREE
  • Times and Dates:
    • Sunday – Thursday at 6:15pm, 8:15pm, 8:45pm and 9:15pm
    • Friday and Saturday at 6:15pm, 8:45pm and 9:15pm

Cirque Dreams Unwrapped

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The Gaylord Palms Resort hosts an exclusive, limited-time stage 25 minute show called Cirque Dreams Unwrapped that features an array of seasonal characters brought to life in a dreamscape of imaginative costumes and creativity, while stunning feats of showmanship are unwrapped, performed on stage and in the air.

  • Location: Emerald Bay Plaza Stage, St. Augustine Atrium
  • Price: FREE (Complimentary) seats are first come, first served basis.
  • VIP Seating:
    • Evening $17.99 (adults and seniors) | $12.99 (children)
    • Matinee $14.99 (adults and seniors) | $10.99 (children)
    • Tickets subject to tax and service fee.
  • Times and Dates:
    • 1:00pm and 6:30pm | Sunday – Thursday
    • 6:30pm and 8:00pm | Friday
    • 1pm, 6:30pm and 8pm | Saturday
    • No shows Thanksgiving Day 11/24

And if you want to take your Christmas at the Gaylord Palms to the next level, why not book a stay with these great packages!

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We always look forward to experiencing Christmas at the Gaylord Palms, and I cannot recommend visiting the resort highly enough! You definitely will have a fantastic experience!!!

Fall Is Full Of Fun At The Gaylord Palms Resort

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Gaylord Palms Resort invites guests to experience the spooky happenings of the Halloween season Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in October. Beginning September 30, guests can scurry over to GaylordPalms for a ghoulishly good time. From costume contests and a zombie scavenger hunt to a pool party hosted by Dracula himself, there’s fun and frights for every member of the family!

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Goblins and Giggles Getaway Weekends activities include:
The Zany Zombie Chase – Zombies have gotten loose inside of our harvest-clad gardens and must be found. Dare to find all ten zombies and enter to win a Grand Prize.

Monster Mash Bash and Costume Contest, featuring “The Runaway Witch” – Show off your monster dance moves and compete in a costume contest with terror-ific prizes. Plus, NEW this year, sing along with a young witch and vampire as they explore the tricks and treats of the season – included in Goblins & Giggles Getaway Weekends rate.

BOO-tiful Arts & Crafts – Kids of all ages can create their own monster-pieces to don during the Monster Mash Bash – included in Goblins & Giggles Getaway Weekends rate.

Splish Slash Pool Party – Join Dracula poolside for some ghoulishly fun games.

Plus! It’s about to drop at Gaylord Palms Resort as we introduce new additions to our Cypress Springs Family Fun Water Park in October. Choose a slide, Miami or Tampa, and compete with your friends down the Tamiami Twister racing slides, fall through the floor of our new Florida Free Fall drop slide and go against the flow surfing the Wake Zone on the double FlowRider!

Poolside Moonlight Movie – Scary movies beneath the stars at Cypress Springs Family Fun Water Park.

Trick or Treat Atrium Expedition – Explore the entire resort while trick or treating with stops throughout to get some deliciously spooky treats – included in Goblins & Giggles Getaway Weekends rate.

Fantastical Face Painting – scary or sweet, our face painter will transform your face for the fun Halloween activities!

Room nights start at $149 and include the Trick or Treat Atrium Expedition experience, the Monster Mash Bash with Costume Contest and BOO-tiful Arts & Crafts for each guest.

For a complete schedule of activities and to book your Goblins & Giggles Getaway Weekends visit www.GaylordPalms.com or call 407-586-2000.

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Getting in the spirit of the season isn’t exclusive to Halloween or kids. Join us October 6 as we spend an evening with Heather Greene, a world-leading spirit expert, for a whiskey training and book-signing under our 4.5 acre glass-enclosed atrium. Learn the history of whiskey, sample distinct varieties and discover optimal food pairings. After the training, enjoy a whiskey social with specially-designed tastings – from all of the food and beverage experiences Gaylord Palms Resort has to offer – paired with selections from the top whiskey distillers in the country.

Things To Know On The Go: Christmas At Gaylord Palms

Christmas at Gaylord Palms 2016

Christmas at Gaylord Palms is one of my absolute FAVORITE Holiday Events, and this year there are some really great new additions as well as some returning favorites!

Things To Know On The Go:

Christmas At Gaylord Palms

1. Familiar friends join the Christmas fun at ICE!

Christmas at Gaylord Palms

This year Presented by Pepsi, ICE! will be featuring A Charlie Brown Christmas by Charles Schulz. Visitors can watch Charlie Brown rediscover the true meaning of Christmas as the beloved classic story unfolds through interactive ice sculptures and displays. Experience the Peanuts gang in iconic scenes such as their holiday play rehearsal, Snoopy’s decorated doghouse and Charlie Brown choosing the perfect Christmas tree. Everything hand-carved from 2 million pounds of ice!

2. Create new family Holiday traditions

Christmas at Gaylord Palms

Mrs. Claus’ Holiday Traditions is a story time and sing-along where guests can cozy around the jolliest hostess of all time, delight in the reading of holiday classic stories and sing carols during this 30-minute interactive show. This show is complete with Mrs. Claus’ world-famous cookies and a glass of cold milk.

3. Throw a snowball in Florida

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Santa’s Snow Throw is as fun as it sounds. Guests are invited to show off their pitching prowess by tossing real snowballs at a variety of targets.  

4. Enjoy a new Resort Atrium centerpiece

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Guests who enjoyed the lighting of the 54-foot majestic Christmas tree in the past will revel in the all new light show ignited by the hotel’s all new LED based 60-foot Christmas tree.

5. Have breakfast with new friends

Christmas at Gaylord Palms

Who hasn’t dreamed of having breakfast with Charlie Brown & Friends? This one-of-a-kind interactive character breakfast includes a delicious breakfast buffet withPeanuts-themed dishes, such as Charlie Brown’s Build-Your-Own-French-Toast Station withSnoopy’s Maple Syrup, Pig Pen’s Dirty Hash Browns, Lucy’s Flap Jacks and Woodstock’s Granola. Plus, guests will get to hang out with the Peanuts gang including Lucy and Charlie Brown.

6. Unwrap a new dream

Christmas at Gaylord Palms

Back by popular demand, Broadway director and Cirque Dreams Founder NeilGoldberg brings his famed entertainment brand to Orlando for the second year in a row.Created exclusively for Gaylord Palms, this year’s spellbinding production unwraps an exciting new experience featuring breathtaking artistry from around the worldThe entire family can enjoy this uniquely inspired 25-minute Christmas fable and dream presented with CirqueDreams renowned theatricality, spectacle and imagination.   

7. Slide on a snow tube in the sunshine state

Christmas at Gaylord Palms

Alpine Rush is back this year along with Cosmic Snow Tubing and the all new Down with the Decades. Guests will be able to zoom down an eight-lane tubing hill that’s fun for all ages and covered in real snow. Cosmic tubing turns up the fun with flashing LED lights and high-spirited holiday music while Down with the Decades blasts popular music from past decades.

8. Re-discover returning favorites for families

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Families visiting Christmas at Gaylord Palms will find many favorite activities have returned for 2016! You will be able to find scout elves and solve some puzzles as you take part in the Elf on a Shelf Scavenger Hunt around the resort for a special prize, head down to the Alpine Village to the Gingerbread Decoration Corner where you can decorate your own Gingerbread creation and even take a photo with a life-sized Gingerbread Man, build your own friend at the Build-A-Bear Workshop, and don’t forget to take a photo with Santa.

9. Find returning favorites for adults

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Adults aren’t left out in the cold this year at Christmas at Gaylord Palms! On the Blocks, the adult-only exclusive ICE! bar, will be making a return inside of the ICE! attraction, there are special cocktails and menus throughout the resort, and taking a nighttime stroll through the resort atrium’s lush gardens (over 500,000 plants) sprinkled with poinsettias, grand holiday displays and more than 2 million twinkling lights is truly magical.

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Christmas at Gaylord Palms takes place from November 18, 2016 – January 1, 2017, and you and your family won’t want to miss this fantastic Holiday experience!

Make sure you visit the ChristmasatGaylordPalms.com for exclusive deals (right now select dates are 20% off), calendars to make planning your visit easier, and more!

Experiencing SummerFest At The Gaylord Palms

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Experiencing SummerFest At The Gaylord Palms

Disclosure: I was hosted by the Gaylord Palms Resort to experience SummerFest, but all opinions are my own.

The Gaylord Palms Resort is known for ICE!, their special event in the winter, but this Summer the resort has been taken over by an invasion of Pirates, Princesses, and fun as SummerFest fills the Resort with exclusive activities from now until August 21, 2016.

During SummerFest you will be introduced to Princess Blackheart and story of a how she became the Ruler of Pirate Kingdom with exclusive events including character breakfasts, resort-wide scavenger hunts, and tons of outdoor and water fun for pirates of all ages.

It is really easy to spend several days in the resort taking part in all the SummerFest Activities!

Princess Priscilla’s Coronation Character Breakfast

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Captain Blackheart the Pirate King crew alongside his daughter, Princess Priscilla, infamous Captain Pat Beeks, and his singing cabin boy Jonny Stranger at MOOR every morning from 8 am – 11 am. This breakfast buffet has an ideal setting and delicious food including a waffle bar. Can we take a moment to talk about how epic Zoe’s waffle was???

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Shiver me Timbers, it’s Morning Cartoons!

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Start your morning off right with classic cartoons at the Cypress Springs Pool from 9 – 10 am. There is nothing like watching Batman cartoons in a pool on a beautiful summer morning!

The SoBe Splash Party

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At Cypress Springs Pool from noon until 4 pm (weather permitting) Captain Blackheart leads
pool games, dance pARRRties, and you will do as he says or you will walk the plank. This was one of Zoe’s favorite parts of the weekend, and she HAD to do it every day!

Merfolk Academy

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he Merfolk Academy teaches guests how to leave the shore and flip their fins under the water twice daily on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at Cypress Springs Pool all summer. To book this experience, call 844-308-5056. While this is an extra cost, it was a ton of fun! As you can see, parents are welcome to take the class with their kids!

Y’ARRRd Games

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Head down to the
Coquina Lawn from 1-5 pm to try your hand (or hook) at fun games for the entire crew. Is that not the face of intense concentration?????

First Mate Movies on the Deck
Watch a family-friendly movie as the sun sets on the Cypress Springs
poolside screen at 8:15 pm (weather permitting). The movie schedule is on the activity guides you get at check in at the Resort.

ARRRts & Crafts

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Ready to get arrrtsy? Inside the Arcade from noon – 4 pm you can escape the heat (or rain) by making your own pirate sword, crown, or eyepatch for a nominal fee.

Pirate Invasion Parade

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Meet in the Lobby and p
romenade throughout the beautiful Gaylord Palms Atrium alongside of Princess Priscilla and Johnny in your pirate finest at 5pm. Who knows…you may even get some hints as to where you can find Pirate Blackheart’s treasure.

Blackheart’s Treasure Hunt

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Captain Blackheart stashed priceless treasures throughout the Gaylord Palms, and on this Treasure Hunt you will find them and be rewarded handsomely.

Stories and Chanties Under the Stars

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Step right up and l
isten to the tall tales of the seven seas with Princess Priscilla and Johnny as she embarks upon the perils and pleasures of becoming the first female Pirate Captain. This high energy show involves theatrics, chanties, and ends with s’mores under the stars.

SummerFest is an awesome addition to the Gaylord Palms Resort, and with so many different activities there truly is something for everyone to enjoy!

For a complete schedule of activities and to book your SummerFest getaway from now until August 21, 2016, visit www.GaylordPalms.com/SummerFest or call 407-586-2000.

Nickelodeon Suites Resort Hosts Power Rangers Dino Super Charge Weekend

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Nickelodeon Suites Resort Hosts

Power Rangers Dino Super Charge Weekend

The Power Rangers are returning to the Nickelodeon Suites Resort for a SUPER-CHARGED adventure February 13 – 15, 2016!

This action packed Power Rangers Weekend includes the following opportunities:

  • Meet & Greet opportunities – Join the Power Rangers Dino Super Charge for a Meet & Greet photo opportunity.
  • Train Like a Ranger – Join the Power Rangers Dino Super Charge as they show off their training moves and give you tips on how they stay healthy.
  • Episode Viewing – Watch an episode of Power Rangers Dino Super Charge. Episode is shown continuously from 9:00am to approximately 11:00am.
Saturday, February 13, 2016

9:00am – 11:00am – Episode viewing – Studio Nick
1:00pm & 3:00pm – Meet & Greet opportunity – The Mall
5:30pm – Train Like a Ranger – Oasis Pool

Sunday, February 14, 2016

9:00am – 11:00am – Episode viewing – Studio Nick
1:00pm & 3:00pm – Meet & Greet opportunity – The Mall
5:30pm – Train Like a Ranger – Oasis Pool

Monday, February 15, 2016

9:00am – 11:00am – Episode viewing – Studio Nick
1:00pm – Meet & Greet opportunity – The Mall
3:00pm – Train Like a Ranger – Oasis Pool

DAY PASSES are available for the Power Rangers Dino Super Charge Weekend!

Enjoy all day Oasis Pool Water Park Access and scheduled live entertainment. In addition to the above opportunities each guest can enjoy our daily Mass Sliming, Nick LIVE poolside shows and Double Dare LIVE!

Entertainment + Water Park Access Pass

  • $39.95 + tax per person
  • Group of 10 – $249.95 + tax and $29.95 per additional person
  • Children 3 and under are free
  • Parking for (1) car per reservation is included.
  • Additional cars may be subject to $17 per car additional parking fee.

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Please call the hotel directly at 407-387-5438 to purchase your day pass TODAY!

Day Passes are based on hotel occupancy levels, water park capacity, certain restrictions and blackout dates. Space is limited. Reservations are recommended.

Holiday Events At The Rosen Hotels This Season

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Holiday Celebrations Are Everywhere at Rosen Hotels This Season

Creative Menus, Family Fun Events, Special Room Rates and Holiday Splendor Available Now Through 2016

St. Nick and his elves, face painting, balloon artists, cookie decorating and even a visit from Mrs. Claus are all part of Rosen Hotels & Resorts’ fabulous holiday events, now through the new year. Coupled with Rosen Hotels’ holiday dining and reasonable room rates, this season’s schedule of fun and food are sure to make the 2015 celebrations bigger and better than ever.

“We always enjoy planning holiday events because we love seeing the faces of the smiling children and happy moms and dads,” said Harris Rosen, President and COO of Rosen Hotels & Resorts. “Each of our hotels have something unique so I encourage everyone to check their schedules so families can enjoy the things they like best about this wonderful time of the year.”

While there are many things for the children to do, Rosen Hotels has not forgotten that holidays are loved by the young at heart. Champagne toasts and delicious food items have been planned so parents can sit back and enjoy the famous Rosen Hotels’ service and ambiance.

Guests are invited to enjoy the most wonderful time of the year at Rosen Hotels. Whether it’s a staycation or a few relaxing days during the holidays, Rosen Hotels has a fabulous deal at each of its four leisure hotels. It’s called the Winter Getaway, a chance for guests to save up to 20% on stays of four nights or more. Call any of the hotel numbers below to make reservations.

Holiday events are free of charge to hotels guests and the general public, unless noted below. Here are summaries of the schedules:

ROSEN INN INTERNATIONAL

7600 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819, (407) 996-1600

There is something for every child at Rosen Inn International during this holiday season. Children love to transform their faces into superheroes or animals, and a talented artist is ready to help, plus, guests can take a quick trip to the photo booth to capture the special memories they’ll create. As a treat, Sparkle, Santa’s most trusted elf, will be on hand two days before Christmas to play games and visit with the young ones. Here is the schedule:

Face Painting –Wednesday, December 16 from 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Photo Booth – Wednesday, December 16 from 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Visit with Sparkle – Wednesday, December 23 from 7:00-9:00 p.m.

ROSEN INN

6327 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819, (407) 996-4444

Let your children’s imagination run wild and give them the time of their lives at Rosen Inn during December. A talented face painters will turn children into a fantastic animal or maybe even a superhero later in the evening. A special photo booth will be available in the lobby later in the month to help guests capture memories on camera. Plus, during Santa’s busiest time of the year, he is sending one of his elves to meet children, play games and take pictures. Here is the schedule:

Face Painting – Friday, December 23 from 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Play Time with Santa’s Elf – Friday, December 18 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Photo Booth – Tuesday, December 22 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

ROSEN INN AT POINTE ORLANDO

9000 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819, (407) 996-8585

A special Christmas Buffet highlights the Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando lineup of holiday events and activities. Guests will feast on roast turkey, mashed potatoes and stuffing, but will need to save room for the chef’s fabulous desserts (price information below). Young people’s eyes light up every time they see Santa and he will appear in person three times this month, plus special times have been set aside during which children can write letters to St. Nick before dropping their envelopes in Santa’s Mailbox located in the lobby. Even Mrs. Claus will make a couple of appearances during breakfast hours for holiday story time and an ongoing coloring contest. She has promised to take all of the artwork with her to the North Pole for Santa when she returns home later on. Santa is also sending Sparkle the Elf to Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando. Guests will also have the chance to decorate holiday cookies twice this month and, even those who are young at heart will have a couple of special days when it’s time for karaoke and cocktails. Here is the schedule:

Letter Writing to Santa – Mondays, December 14 and 21
Visit From Santa – Tuesdays, December 15 and 22
Holiday Cookie Decorating – Wednesday, December 16
Breakfast and Story Time With Mrs. Claus – Thursday, December 17
Holiday Karaoke & Cocktails –Fridays, December 18
Visit With Sparkle the Elf –
Christmas Dinner Buffet – Friday, December 23, 4:00-9:00 p.m.

CLARION INN LAKE BUENA VISTA

8442 Palm Parkway, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32836, (407) 996-7300

It will be a very special New Year’s Eve this year at Clarion Lake Buena Vista’s Comfort Zone Bar &Grille. Holiday music, plenty of adult beverages and delicious food await guests as they welcome in 2016 (prices and times are shown below). Family fun is available throughout December as balloon artists, photo booths and cookie decorating will be offered, and Robin will dazzle and please every child with her special makeup talents. Santa has made sure that Sparkle, his most trusted elf, stops by the hotel for three visits, while movie nights will get everyone in the holiday spirit. If it’s music guests want, it’s here when local high school jazz and string quartets from Osceola County School for the Arts entertain three times. A holiday tradition, the Nutcracker, will be performed throughout the month giving guests variety and quality events throughout the season. Here’s the schedule:

New Year’s Eve Celebration at Comfort Zone Bar & Grille – Tickets can be purchased at http://www.clarionlbv.com/meetings-events or by calling (407) 996-7300.

Face Painting With Robin – Mondays, December 14 and 21 from 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Fun Time with Sparkle, the Elf – Tuesdays, December 15 and 22 from 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Balloon Artist – Wednesday, December 16 from 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Photo Booth –Thursday, December 17 from 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Karaoke Robin – Friday, December 18 from 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Nutcracker Performance – Saturday, December 19 shows will start at 2:00 p.m.
Movie Night – Movies start 7:00 p.m., December 24 – “Polar Express”
Cookie Decorating at Dinner – Dinner starts at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 20 and Wednesday, December 23.
Live Musical Performances – Saturday, December 19 beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Taking The Polar Bear Plunge At Gaylord Palms ICE!

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Taking the Polar Bear Plunge at Gaylord Palms ICE! to Benefit Special Olympics Florida

While we may not have a traditional winter, you can take part in the ultimate frozen challenge at the Gaylord Palms Resort as ICE! hosts a very special Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Florida!

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(I actually took the Polar Bear Plunge in 2013, and it was really fun!!!)
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Guests age 21 and older can visit Gaylord Palms Resort on Friday, December 18, and zoom down the Alpine Rush Snow Tubing hills, jaunt through the 9-degree ICE! attraction and plummet down the two-story ice slides wearing only a bikini or board shorts! The adrenaline rush begins at 8 p.m. when guests are welcomed with a VIP reception, two hours of unlimited access to cosmic snow tubing, the ICE! plunge, and a post-event hot chocolate warm up station.
Christmas at Gaylord Palms ICE! 2015Polar Bear Plunge tickets are $50 plus tax and processing fees and include access to Alpine Rush Snow Tubing and ICE! featuring ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, appetizers and two drink tickets to be redeemed during the event. A portion of all ticket proceeds from the Polar Bear Plunge will be donated to Special Olympics Florida.
Christmas at Gaylord Palms ICE! 2015What to wear
To get the full Orlando Polar Bear Plunge experience, inductees are encouraged to experience the ICE! and Snow Tubing attractions in their swimsuits for the full chill, but summer clothing such as shorts and a T-shirt can also be worn. Swimsuits must be in good taste, and shoes are required. Along with wearing swimsuits, guests are strongly encouraged to wear hats, gloves, warm socks and other cold-weather accessories. Don’t forget to bring your ugliest Christmas sweater to keep you warm while you wait.

Make Memories. Share Memories.
Don’t leave home without a camera! Guests are encouraged to capture their experiences and share their photos on Twitter and Instagram using #CAGP15. Photos may even be featured on one of the resort’s Central Florida billboards!

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The Polar Bear Plunge is a part of Christmas at Gaylord Palms which is open daily through Jan. 3, 2015, including holidays. To purchase tickets and for a schedule of entertainment, visit www.ChristmasatGaylordPalms.com.
Gaylord Palms Resort is located five minutes from the gates of Walt Disney World at 6000 W. Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee, FL 34746. For more information, visit www.gaylordpalms.com or call 407-586-4423.

Be sure to “Like” Gaylord Palms on Facebook to get the most up-to-date information and promotions.

10 Things To Know On The Go: ICE! Featuring Twas The Night Before Christmas

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10 Things To Know On The Go:

ICE! Featuring Twas The Night Before Christmas

It’s no secret that I love experiencing Christmas at Gaylord Palms, and that going to ICE! is something I look forward to every year.

So being somewhat of an ICE!pert, I thought I would share 10 Things to Know On The Go to help make your visit to ICE! featuring ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas awesome!

1. 9 DEGREES!

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Yes you read that correctly, ICE! is 9 Degrees! And while the use of a lovely blue parka is included in your admission, you will want to plan your visit inside ICE! to last around 30-40 minutes to ensure that you aren’t uncomfortable during the experience.

2. Dress

While the temperature inside the attraction is chilly, dressing to be comfortable both inside and out can be a bit of a challenge as you may be walking into the Gaylord Palms from temperatures near 80.

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My best suggestion is to wear lots of layers and to have a change of shoes in the car for after your visit, as it will feel a lot warmer outside when you are done.

3. Shoes

Now some of this shoe talk may be common sense, but I have seen it all so I wanted to make sure you’re prepared.

Closed toe shoes are required to enter the attraction, but don’t feel like you have to wear boots because the walkways are carpeted.

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I suggest wearing a pair of comfortable shoes that you are comfortable walking in that can be worn with thick socks.

Cold feet are no fun!

4. Taking Pictures

Taking pictures inside ICE! is a lot of fun, and you will want to take a ton of them!

Try to keep your phone as close to your body as possible when it isn’t in use to keep it warm, because the colder your battery it is the quicker it drains.

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You can also expect to experience a “fogging” of the lens when exiting from ICE! into warmer temperatures. This, however, usually goes away once the camera warms up.

Please check the manufacturer information regarding the cold tolerance of your camera equipment.

5. Ice Slides

What would a visit be without a trip down one of the 4 Ice Slides located inside the attraction.

There are 2 ‘adult’ slides which are larger and 2 ‘Child’ slides appropriate for little ones under 4 years or under 40” which are a ton of fun.

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Just make sure that you follow the directions of the slide operators and make sure you are prepared to stay in this room for quite some time as one slide is never enough.

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My pro-tip for sliding is to make sure you get a slightly larger parka before you enter the attraction, because you can sit on the parka and lean slightly back to travel a little faster down the slide.

6. On the Blocks

‘Chill out’ at On The Blocks—the exclusive bar inside ICE!  where Adults 21+ can enjoy a sampling of Jackson Morgan Southern Cream and Goose Island Beer plus a choice of a Maker’s Mark or Absolut specialty drink, or Hidden Crush Cabernet or Chardonnay, served in a souvenir glass—yours to keep!

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Inside On the Blocks you will also find ambient lighting, music, and fun photo opportunities.

There is an additional cost of $15.95, which includes gratuity, to go inside On the Blocks, but it is a great way to add a VIP touch to your visit!

7. Wheelchairs & Strollers

The ICE! attraction is accessible by both wheelchairs and strollers. Although a limited number of wheelchairs are available on site, to minimize waiting times you are encourage to bring your own.

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8. Cirque Dreams UnWrapped and More!

Christmas at the Gaylord Palms is MUCH more than just ICE! You can check out all that there is to experience here.

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9. Tickets (& Discounts)

So I have put all the information and discount offers on ICE! featuring ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas together for you so you can weigh your options!

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Advance Purchase

Freezin’ Season Pass – (ICE! ONLY)

All-season pass to ICE!, including front of the line priority access.

Adult: $55

Child: $35

Adult with Parking:$90

Florida Residents Offer (ICE! tickets only)

Save an additional $4 per ticket for advance tickets, and save $3 on regular ticket sales. Use promo code FLR15 when you book your tickets to save**! Offer valid on the purchase of ICE! tickets only.
Marriott Rewards Member Offer — Discount on ICE! Tickets

Save 20% on ICE! tickets by using promo code MRICE15**.
Discount available:

  • Sunday – Thursday
  • November 24 – December 17

Tickets are available online, via phone or at the Box Office.

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Special Promotional Pricing – Box Office Only

Hero Offer

The program is for first responders and their families (military, fire, police).
Price:

  • Adult: $22.99**
  • Child: $8.99**

Dates: Every day
Purchase:
ICE! Box Office only

Chill Pass

Go straight to the front of the line with the Chill Pass!
Price: $9.99/person (add-on above regular ticket price)

Dates: Any day of the week

Purchase: ICE! Box Office only

Includes: Priority Access, plus one (1) cup of hot cocoa

All prices subject to sales tax and $2.00 facility fee.

** Not valid with any other offers or discounts. **

10. Parking

Parking at the Gaylord Palms is not included with admission, and the cost of self-parking is $20.00 plus tax and Valet parking is $27.00 plus tax.

HOWEVER, if you are planning on making a day of your visit to the Gaylord Palms the Resort Restaurants will validate your parking for a MUCH lower cost.

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Make sure you share all of your great ICE! photos using the #CAGP15 and your picture could be chosen to be shared on one of their digital billboards!

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I hope that all of this information helps make your visit to ICE! featuring ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas awesome!

10 Things To Know On The Go: Christmas At The Gaylord Palms

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10 Things To Know On The Go:

Christmas At The Gaylord Palms

Christmas at the Gaylord Palms is underway, and it is one of our favorite places to go to celebrate the Holiday Season!

With so many new and enhanced things to experience during Christmas at the Gaylord Palms, I wanted to share some of my favorite things to do during your visit!

1. ICE! featuring ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

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You can’t talk about Christmas at Gaylord Palms without talking about ICE! , and this year ICE! featuring ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas is this year’s main attraction.

Venture inside the nine degree wonderland to experience the classic poem come to life in two million pounds of hand-carved, life-size ice sculptures.

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ICE! presented by Pepsi also features four slippery ice slides, a live carving zone in which guests can witness a master carver at work, and On the Blocks ICE! Bar, the exclusive adult-only bar inside of ICE!

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2. Alpine Rush Snow Tubing

While ICE! is nice, you have to give Alpine Rush Snow Tubing a go!

Grab a tube and spped down an 18’ 8-lane giant snow hill created with real Florida snow.

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This year on Friday and Saturday evenings, the lights go down and the fun turns up as Cosmic Tubing comes to life. Guests tubing during this time enjoy high spirited holiday music accompanied by flashing LED lights.

3. The Elf on the Shelf Scavenger Hunt

If you feel adventurous, you can take on The Elf on the Shelf Scavenger Hunt around the resort!

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The Elf on the Shelf® scout elves need your help! Ten of Santa’s special scout elf helpers have landed at Gaylord Palms, but they won’t be able to fly to the North Pole until they have a name.

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To find the scout elves you will need your keen eyesight, best puzzle solvers, and huge sense of fun to help reveal the elves’ names so they can report back to Santa. All families that help the scout elves fulfill their special Christmas mission will receive a prize.

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Location: Throughout the Gaylord Palms Lobby

Price: FREE

Times: November 24, 2015 – January 3, 2016

4. Build-A-Bear Workshop Pop Up Shop

A really fun addition to the Alpine Village this year is the Build-A-Bear Workshop pop-up shop!

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This interactive destination is a place where you can create your very own personalized furry friends that features the same memorable experiences offered at other Build-A-Bear Workshop stores throughout the country.

The Build-A-Bear Workshop pop-up shop has a large assortment of animals and characters, including faces featured in some of the season’s most popular movies.

While you are there, don’t forget to pick up an exclusive, furry friend-sized “Christmas at GaylordPalms” t-shirt to commemorate your visit.

Location: Alpine Village

Price: Varies

Times: November 24, 2015 – January 3, 2016

5. Cirque Dreams UnWrapped

While ICE! was amazing, you HAVE to see Cirque Dreams UnWrapped at the Gaylord Palms!

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Broadway director and Cirque Dreams founder Neil Goldberg is bringing the famed entertainment brand to Orlando for the first time in the company’s 22 years with this exclusive show.

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This family friendly show features an array of seasonal characters brought to life in a dreamscape of imaginative costumes and creativity, while stunning feats of showmanship are unwrapped, performed on stage and in the air.

The performance is a 25-minute Christmas dream presented with the Broadway style and inventive theatrics for which Cirque Dreams is renowned, and with so many talented performers the show will change from night to night.

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You absolutely don’t want to miss this limited-time Orlando Christmas stage show only at Gaylord Palms Resort!!!

Location: Emerald Bay Plaza Stage, St. Augustine AtriumPrice: FREEEvent Times:

Sunday – Thursday

  • 2:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
  • No shows 11/26 and 12/7
  • No 2:00 p.m. show on 11/25

Friday & Saturday

  • 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

6. Breakfast with Mrs. Claus

New this year to Christmas at Gaylord Palms is a breakfast hosted by the mother of the North Pole herself, Mrs. Claus.

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Mrs. Claus has brought some of her top elves this character breakfast to get you in the holiday spirit, and who knows she may even put in a good word with the big guy himself!

Before you eat, make sure you visit with Mrs. Claus! It is a more intimate setting that is perfect for little ones who may be a little shy.

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We really enjoyed our Breakfast with Mrs. Claus that features a buffet full of delicious options sure to please anyone in your family.

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November 27, 2015 – January 3, 2016
Location: 
Villa de Flora Restaurant

Price

  • $29.95* Adults
  • $19.95* Child (ages 4-12)

Times: 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., Saturdays and Sundays, plus 11/27 and 12/21 -12/25

You can RESERVE your spot online now or call 407-586-1114

7. The Grand Snowfall

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Stop dreaming of a white Christmas… experience it! Delight in an indoor winter wonderland as the 4.5 acre glass-enclosed atrium turns into the world’s largest snow globe. The Grand Snowfall follows Cirque Dreams Unwrapped performances in Emerald Plaza.

Location: Emerald Bay Plaza Stage, St. Augustine Atrium
Price: FREE
Event Times:
Sunday – Thursday

  • 2:25 p.m. and 6:55 p.m.
  • No shows 11/26 and 12/7
  • No 2:00 p.m. show on 11/25

Friday & Saturday

  • 6:55 p.m. and 8:55p.m.

8. Gingerbread Decorating Corner

Making your own Gingerbread creation is a great way to spend some time together while creating a fun centerpiece for your home.

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In the Alpine Village, you will find the Gingerbread Decorating Corner where you choose from two different design options to create either a delectable gingerbread cookie family or a complete gingerbread house.

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After you’ve decorated to your heart’s content, make your way to meet Nutmeg the gingerbread man for a heartwarming hug you can capture with your own camera.

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Full disclosure…The first time I ever decorated a Gingerbread House was during Christmas at Gaylord Palms 2 years ago!

Adventures in Gingerbread Decorating

November 24, 2015 – January 3, 2016
Location: 
Alpine Village

Price

  • Cookie Family Kit $22.99*;
    Gingerbread House $29.99*

Times

  • Monday – Thursday including Dec. 25:  12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday:  11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday & Saturday:  11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Dec. 20-23, 27-30:  11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Make sure you RESERVE a time to visit the Gingerbread Decorating Corner now, as it is a VERY popular spot!

9. Holiday Dining

Let us serve you this holiday season. Experience the splendor of a home-cooked meal served under a 4.5-acre glass-enclosed atrium adorned with more than two million twinkling lights.

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Christmas Eve – Thursday, December 24, 2015

Villa de Flora

  • View Menu
  • 5:00pm 10:00pm | $75 per adult, $32 per child, plus tax and gratuity | Self-parking included in price
  • For reservations please call 407-586-1114

Old Hickory Steakhouse

MOOR

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Christmas Day – Friday, December 25, 2015

Villa de Flora

  • View Menu
  • 12:00pm 8:00pm | $75 per adult, $32 per child, plus tax and gratuity | Self-parking included in price
  • For reservations please call 407-586-1114

Old Hickory Steakhouse

MOOR

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10. Amazing Holiday Decor

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One of my favorite things to during Christmas at Gaylord Palms is to wander through the atrium’s lush gardens (over 500,000 plants) sprinkled with poinsettias, grand holiday displays, and watch as the famous 54-foot-tall majestic Christmas tree comes to life every night during the famous tree lighting ceremony.

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The famous Orlando Christmas tree lighting ceremony, complete with Christmas carolers, lights, and of course, the star of the show, our massive 54-foot-tall Majestic Christmas Tree! It towers over the St. Augustine atrium waiting for the special moment to light up and cast holiday cheer to the guests on hand to witness it in all its glory.

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Location: St. Augustine Atrium
Price: FREETime

  • 6:15 p.m. daily
  • No shows 11/26 and 12/7

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With a new show, enhance ICE! experience, Cosmic Tubing, a scavenger hunt withThe Elf on the Shelf, and more experiences there are more reasons than ever to experience Christmas at the Gaylord Palms!

You can find out more about Christmas at the Gaylord Palms here.

Christmas at Gaylord Palms: ICE! featuring ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas Sneak Peek #ICEpert

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Christmas at Gaylord Palms:

ICE! featuring ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas Sneak Peek

Christmas at Gaylord Palms begins on November 24, and I was able to walk through ICE! featuring ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas for a special sneak peek.

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The Ice Artisans are hard at work to bring 4.5 acres and 2 million pounds of ice to life to bring the holiday classic to life in hand-carved, life-size ice sculptures.

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Guests will soon be able to walk through the chilly nine degrees as they experience the classic poem featuring four slippery ice slides, a live carving zone, and On the Blocks ICE! Bar, the exclusive adult-only bar inside of ICE!

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You can find more photos from my visit on our Facebook Page!

While ICE! is the feature attraction of Christmas at Gaylord Palms presented by The Noerr Programs, there are so many other signature events that are sprinkled with new offerings to experience at the gorgeously decorated Resort.

This years events include Cirque Dreams Unwrapped, The Elf on The Shelf® Scavenger Hunt, Cosmic Snow Tubing, Breakfast with Mrs. Claus, Build-A-Bear Workshop, and the anxiously awaited nightly Grand Snowfall, and I can’t wait to bring you more pictures and information soon!

You can find out more about Christmas at Gaylord Palms at purchase tickets at www.ChristmasAtGaylordPalms.com!