Creating Christmas at Gaylord Palms requires lots of twinkle lights, poinsettias and even a little magic. With acres of lights, several live shows and characters from DreamWorks Animation, Christmas at Gaylord Palms attracts visitors from all over the world. To ensure the resort is ready to provide its famous festive fun to guests, holiday preparations are beginning now!
Recently we got a sneak peek at what’s to come for this year’s Christmas celebration and ICE! event at Gaylord Palms Orlando. Since it was a Christmas in July celebration we were invited to their on-site water park to enjoy in the festivities.
The boys had an absolute blast at the water park! We also enjoyed Christmas carols, nibbled on some delicious holiday treats and even had a special visit from…..
Shrek and the DreamWorks gang!
As if this wasn’t enough excitement for one day, Gaylord Palms had one last surprise up their sleeve to get us pumped for ICE! this holiday season. The characters from the hit movie Madagascar made a special visit and then Vanilla Ice performed his hit “Ice Ice Baby” live on stage!
So what can you expect this year at Gaylord Palms and ICE!:
Stunning Christmas décor including two million twinkling lights.
The Majestic Christmas Tree Lighting – the famous tree lighting ceremony that is complete with singers, carols, lights and the star of the show, the 54-foot-tall Majestic Christmas Tree.
ICE! Florida’s favorite frigid Christmas tradition, featuring DreamWorks Animation’s Merry Madagascar.
Visits with Santa Claus.
Christmassy DreamWorks Experience featuring ICE!, the ShrekFeast interactive character meal, “Character Passport” meet & greets, Gingy’s Gingerbread Decorating, DreamWorks-themed scavenger hunt and more.
Several live holiday shows including Luminescence, a magical show featuring special effects, dazzling lighting and aerial choreography, telling the story of Christmas in an unforgettable way.
Christmas at Gaylord Palms runs November 10, 2012 – January 1, 2013.
Right now Gaylord Palms is offering a 20% discount if you book your holiday getaway by September 3rd. Reservations must be made by phone only for this special price at 407.586.2000 and use code CMAS20.
*Discount based on prevailing two or three-night package rates. Discount not retroactive or valid in conjunction with other offers. Offer expires 9/3/12. Limited availability and subject to blackout dates. Other restrictions may apply.
Disclosure: All opinions are my own and may differ from yours. I was invited to this special Christmas in July event in exchange for writing a post. No compensation was received.