Anchored by the Highly-Anticipated Return of ICE!, the Brand’s Signature So. Much. Christmas. Programming Returns This November with Packages and Tickets Available

Gaylord Palms Resort and Water Park

BETHESDA, MD (October 4, 2022) – As we approach the 2022 festive season,
Gaylord Hotels [1] is pleased to announce its full lineup of So. Much.
Christmas. programming opening this November at Gaylord Opryland in TN,
Gaylord Palms in FL, Gaylord Rockies in CO, Gaylord Texan in TX and
Gaylord National in MD. Anchored by the long-awaited return of ICE!, the
brand’s legendary Christmas marquee experience, Gaylord Hotels once
again sets the stage for an epic holiday season. Guests are encouraged
to pre-purchase individual tickets and book overnight packages to make
the most of their experience.

Renowned for its annual Christmas showcases, Gaylord Hotels and its five
resorts will once again transform into immersive holiday environments
adorned with millions of twinkling lights, over 100,000 feet of garland,
dozens of towering Christmas trees and thousands of shimmering
ornaments. Each resort returns with hours of interactive activities,
delicious culinary treats, festive character experiences, live shows,
seasonal spa experiences and so much more designed for guests of all
ages.

ICE!, a Marquee Experience

A tradition for more than two decades, Gaylord Hotels’ signature,
larger-than-life ice installations will once again take shape at each
resort after a two-year hiatus. These memorable scenes are currently
being constructed at the five resorts by 40 specialized ice artisans
using skills passed down from generation to generation and following a
300-page design book. These one-of-a-kind holiday showcases will bring
beloved scenes and characters from classic Christmas stories to life
through magnificent sculptures and epic ice slides. Each theme comes to
life in vivid, colorful fashion with the help of an expert chemist who
prepares a proprietary formula of special coloring used in the ice
sculptures. Guests will marvel as they step into the nearly
20,000-square-feet 3D worlds kept at a chilly 9 degrees and created from
a combined 33,500 massive blocks of ice weighing over 10 million pounds.
This year’s themes include:

    * ICE! Featuring _Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer_ at Gaylord Opryland
    * ICE! Featuring “How The Grinch Stole Christmas!_(tm)_” at Gaylord Palms
    * ICE! Featuring “A Charlie Brown Christmas” at Gaylord Rockies
    * ICE! Featuring _The Polar Express__(tm)_ at Gaylord Texan
    * ICE! Featuring _A Christmas Story__(tm)_ at Gaylord National

Original Live Entertainment

A highlight of the live performances this season will be an original
production of _CIRQUE: Spirit of Christmas_ at Gaylord Rockies, Gaylord
Palms and Gaylord National. This unique, Broadway-style live show will
feature dazzling acrobatics, feats of flexibility, and high-flying stunts
as it tells the story of Noel, a child who rediscovers the true meaning
of the season. Gaylord Texan will also showcase a dedicated _Cirque:
Winter Wonderland_ performance, presenting a fusion of theatre and
cirque features. Additional live programming at select resorts will
include Mrs. Claus’ Christmas Traditions, storytelling and sing-along
experience, and nightly Fountain and Atrium Light Shows that dazzle with
water works and thousands of dancing lights synchronized to festive
music.

Interactive Environments

Guests are invited to step into magical holiday settings for an array of
themed activities, shopping, delicious treats, and other festive
experiences. Gaylord Opryland beckons all to Pinetop Village, an outdoor
Appalachian-esque village featuring snowy activities, live performances
and more for all ages, while at Gaylord Palms, guests can visit the
bustling Alpine Village and its Bavarian-style village storefronts
offering live shows, characters, and Market Square, one of the largest
Christmas stores in all of Florida with a selection of festive décor,
apparel, ornaments, and toys for sale. The Christmas Village at Gaylord
National features a bustling, holiday hamlet with shopping, family
friendly activities, characters, and a giant Christmas store.

Mistletoe Village at Gaylord Rockies invites guest to enjoy
meet-and-greets with Santa and other festive activities, as well as shop
at the Yuletide Street Market, offering wall-to-wall holiday gifts,
clothing, and souvenirs, while the Mistletoe Sweet Shop satisfies sweet
tooths. The Christmas Village at Gaylord Texan invites guests to partake
in traditions including snow tubing, ice skating, a snow throw and
Christmas carousel, as well as holiday shopping at Emporium in the
Village and more.

Within their festive village displays, several resorts feature the Snow
Factory, a mechanized snowy play space with frosty activities including
a snowfall plaza, ice tubing down Snow Flow Mountain, and Snowball Build
and Blast.

An Abundance of Activities

With programming varying across the five resorts, guests of all ages can
look forward to wintertime traditions such as ice bumper cars, ice
skating, Christmas carousels, carriage rides, and more. They can also
flex their creativity with visits to the Gingerbread Decorating Corner,
themed art studio and Build-A-Bear Workshop®; interact with their
favorite personalities through the Elf Training Academy and photos with
Santa; and put their creative thinking to the test with a themed escape
rooms, scavenger hunts, and Wildlife Rescue augmented reality experience
presented by bubly(tm).

Holiday dining experiences will be presented across each resort’s
signature restaurants, offering specially themed menus, delicious dining
events and interactive Character Dining experiences. Adult guests can
also look forward to festive pop-up speakeasy bars, while families and
friends at Gaylord Rockies can enjoy a Campfire & S’mores treat.

Across all five resorts, the Gaylord Hotels’ signature Relâche Spa will
showcase winter wellness spa treatments. Guests are encouraged to drift
into a state of tranquility with an array of seasonal massage and facial
treatments and discover the benefits of Eucalyptus, which is known to be
high in antioxidants to promote relaxation and reduce pain.

Packages and Tickets

Each resort is offering packages to maximize So. Much. Christmas. fun,
combining attractive room rates, activity passes, and other Christmas
amenities. Individual tickets and ticket bundles to the ICE! event and
other attractions can also be purchased at Christmas.gaylordhotels.com
[2], with advance online reservations required for all ticketed events.
Guests are encouraged to book early to secure their preferred dates and
times.

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

     * Gaylord Opryland: November 11, 2022 – January 1, 2023
    * Gaylord Texan: November 11, 2022 – January 1, 2023
    * Gaylord Palms: November 18, 2022 – January 1, 2023
    * Gaylord Rockies: November 18, 2022 – January 1, 2023
    * Gaylord National: November 20 – December 31, 2022

For more information about Gaylord Hotels and its So. Much. Christmas.
programming at each resort, please visit Christmas.gaylordhotels.com
[2].

_Note for Media__:_ A So. Much. Christmas. infographic, as well as ICE!
and Christmas imagery and b-roll footage can be accessed HERE [3].
Please credit visual assets to Gaylord Hotels.

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