Are you ready for the most intricate ice sculpture display you’ve ever laid eyes on? ICE! at Gaylord Palms featuring Christmas Around the World took my breath away. Or maybe that was the 9-degree temperature once you enter the attraction. Because honestly, although they provide you a nice warm parka it is still chilly. Be sure to stop at the gift shop and purchase some mittens and maybe even a scarf. You’ll thank me later. Oh and keep in mind closed-toe shoes are required, that is an important thing to mention in Florida!
Ice! At Gaylord Palms
Every year Gaylord Palms invites the ice sculpture artisans from Harbin, China to decorate this popular attraction. Whether the theme is Peanuts, Twas the Night Before Christmas or Shrek the Halls these artists know how to carve the ice perfectly. The ice has a special recipe arriving by the truckload over nearly a month’s time due to the impossibility of finding ice outside in our climate. Neat bit of information, the more you know right?
The Alpine Village
Once you arrive at Alpine Village there is so much to see and do you won’t know where to start. I highly recommend taking a swing at the snowball game aka Santa’s Snow Throw. This is both Jason and Spencer’s favorite piece of a fun-filled attraction. Next, take a turn at the snow tubing fun for both parents and children alike. There are slides inside of ICE! but they move quite slowly, so the exhilaration of the snow tubing is worth every penny!
Gaylord Palms Holiday Show Offerings
While you are visiting Gaylord Palms be sure to catch a live stage show on the St. Augustine stage. Cirque Dreams Unwrapped showcases performers around the world and their talents. Also each show can be a bit different. We were treated to numerous aerial acts, a diabloist and a roller skating duet that performed death-defying stunts. There are other shows like Sounds of the Season for your viewing pleasure so check the Gaylord Palms website for showtimes.
Plan to spend a day at Gaylord Palms enjoying all the Christmas offerings. Ice! at Gaylord Palms featuring Christmas Around the World is both educational and entertaining this year. I can’t say enough fantastic things about the entire experience. Purchase your tickets online or at the hotel now. Ice! at Gaylord Palms ends on January 7, 2018.
*Thank you for the funtastic experience during our hosted press event. It is always one of my favorites each year.