Play All Day At The Gaylord National ~ ICE!, Christmas Village, & More!


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! As soon as you enter the grand Atrium, or lobby of the Gaylord National, you are greeted with stunning Christmas decor! So beautiful, and it totally sets the stage for all of the Holiday fun that the Gaylord National offers during the season. You can spend the whole day here and enjoy the festive activities! See the fun in store and start planing your visit!

Rudolph’s Holly Jolly Breakfast- This is a one-of-a kind interactive Character breakfast experience with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, and Clarice. This event is great for children of all ages. The food is delicious, and with a variety of your favorite breakfast items, there is something for everyone. Our family loves the made to order omelette station. During breakfast, the characters will come to each table and say hi and the friendly Elves invite the kids to play reindeer games and Sing-A-Long to favorite music from the beloved television special. We were all shouting with glee!

The Christmas Village- This is where you will find many of the fun, family friendly activities such as the Carousel, Glacier Ice Skating, Gingerbread Decorating, Build-A-Bear, Cookies with Mrs. Clause, and of course Santa! You can purchase tickets for the activities you and your family would like to do at the ticket booths inside. I would highly recommend the Gingerbread Decorating, as it is something really fun to do together, and makes for a special decoration at home. The Glacier Ice Skating is also great since it is indoors and can be enjoyed no matter what the weather is outside! There are many activities to do during your visit! See the full list and prices here

ICE! Featuring Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer!– This is always the highlight of our visit! ICE! is a walk-through holiday attraction full of fun and larger than life scene from one of the most beloved Christmas stories! My kids were in awe seeing Rudolph and Bumble, the abdominal snowman made out of ice, but in beautiful, stunning color! Such a treat to see. Another fun part of this experience are the 4 ice slides! These are made for sliding and laughing all the way! Kids and adults can enjoy the slides 🙂 It is kept at a chilly 9 degrees, so be sure to dress in layers and bring a bag to carry your hats and gloves for before and after!  Get ICE! tickets here

Joy- A Holiday Spectacular– This is a brand new stage show happening weekends and select weekdays at the Gaylord National. Grab a seat and watch as the atrium transforms into a starlit, immersive musical experience.  The rich harmonies of classic and moderns songs create a musical tapestry that celebrates the JOY of this incredible time of year. The costumes and pure talent are a joy to watch! We sang along to familiar songs we knew and it was a nice way to end the evening. See show times and get tickets here! 

Nightly Atrium Tree Lighting– Don’t miss the hotel atrium come to life with an extravaganza that heralds the arrival of nightfall, featuring Christmas music, laser lights and a dancing fountain that shoots 60-feet high! This is a spectacular show, and can be seen from in front of the fountains or even up above on the 2nd or 3rd level. It is not to be missed! 

Indoor Snowfall– A “must-see” during the holiday celebration, a delightful indoor flurry occurs every night along Snowfall Lane in the atrium.

Be sure to add a visit to the Gaylord National to your Holiday bucket list. You will be glad you did!

My family and I were provided with complimentary play all day passes in exchange for my review. As always, all opinions are 100% my own. 

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