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Gaylord Hotels, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio, recently announced the return of ICE!, the brand’s legendary Christmas marquee experience, at all five Gaylord Hotels this upcoming holiday season. After a two-year hiatus, ICE! will once again bring huge holiday-themed, immersive ice displays at Gaylord Opryland in Tennessee, Gaylord Texan in Texas, Gaylord Palms in Florida, Gaylord Rockies in Colorado, and Gaylord National in Maryland. As part of the brand’s Christmas at Gaylord Hotels celebration, this signature experience will also be joined by an exciting and original live entertainment experience, CIRQUE: Spirit of Christmas, at select resorts, as well as the brand’s holiday programming.

Gaylord Hotels’ signature, larger-than-life ice installations will be created from more than 33,500 massive blocks of ice weighing over 10 million pounds—or 5,000 tons—across the five resorts. Kept at 9 degrees, each ICE! attraction will bring scenes and characters from classic Christmas films to life with magnificent sculptures and slides. Ice carvings range in size from details as tiny as a coin to soaring scenes more than 30 feet tall. Over six weeks, 40 specialized ice artisans will follow a 300-page design book to create this spectacle.

Your clients will be able to step into nearly 20,000-square-foot, 3D worlds of their favorite holiday films, with each resort presenting a different theme to discover. This year’s experiences will offer:  ICE! Featuring Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer at Gaylord Opryland, ICE! Featuring The Polar Express at Gaylord Texan, ICE! Featuring “How The Grinch Stole Christmas!” at Gaylord Palms, ICE! Featuring “A Charlie Brown Christmas” at Gaylord Rockies and ICE! Featuring A Christmas Story at Gaylord National.

A highlight of the 2022 festive season, Gaylord Hotels will present an original production of CIRQUE: Spirit of Christmas at Gaylord Rockies, Gaylord Palms and Gaylord National. This Cirque-styled live show will feature dazzling acrobatics, feats of flexibility, and high-flying stunts. It will be presented as a 75-minute show at Gaylord Rockies, while Gaylord Palms and Gaylord National will offer a 35-minute show. An exciting lineup of additional signature live performances will also be showcased across the five resorts, with more details to be announced soon.

Gaylord Texan will also showcase a dedicated Cirque: Winter Wonderland performance. This action-packed fusion of theatre and cirque features high-flying stunts, acrobatic feats, jaw-dropping juggling, stunning contortion, and so much more.

Families and guests of Gaylord Hotels can look forward to the tradition of the beloved Christmas at Gaylord Hotels celebration, featuring festive activities, events, holiday meals, attractions and decorations throughout each of the expansive resorts.

Christmas at Gaylord Hotels will be presented over the following dates:

  • Gaylord Opryland: Nov. 11, 2022 – Jan. 1, 2023
  • Gaylord Texan: Nov. 11, 2022 – Jan. 1, 2023
  • Gaylord Palms: Nov. 18, 2022 – Jan. 1, 2023
  • Gaylord Rockies: Nov. 18, 2022 – Jan. 1, 2023
  • Gaylord National: Nov. 25 – Dec. 31, 2022.

Gaylord Hotels participates in Marriott Bonvoy, allowing members to earn and redeem points for their stay, and at other hotels and resorts across Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of brands.

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