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Gaylord Hotels Creates Magical Holiday Destinations Across the Country

Are you looking for a magical holiday experience for you and your family this holiday season?  Gaylord Hotels has 4 magical destinations that they will be transforming this holiday season.  

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (October 26, 2018) – Gaylord Hotels’ four spectacular resort properties will soon transform into magical winter wonderlands this holiday season, entertaining visitors with acres of festive d├ęcor and dozens of unique holiday events to delight those of all ages. The holiday fun will begin mid-November and run through early January.

In total, the resorts will feature 9.6 million pounds of ice used to carve ICE! sculpture attractions, 7.2 million holiday lights (which would equal 262 miles if strung end-to-end), 3 million pounds of real snow on snow tubing hills, 101,360 feet of garland, 50,000 ornaments, 27,000 poinsettia plants, hundreds of decorated Christmas trees, and much more!
Gaylord Hotels’ signature holiday event, ICE!, will showcase life-size colorful sculptures, holiday scenes, and slides standing more than two stories tall at each resort property. The icy attractions are hand-carved by 120 ice artisans who travel across the globe from Harbin, China.

Visitors will experience ICE! featuring A Charlie Brown Christmas (at Gaylord National), ICE! featuring the Dr. Seuss classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (at Gaylord Opryland), ICE! featuring A CHRISTMAS STORY™ (at Gaylord Palms), and ICE! featuring Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (at Gaylord Texan).

ICE! is kept at a chilly 9 degrees to keep the ice from melting, so complimentary parkas are provided by the resorts for visitors to wear. Visitors are, however, encouraged to wear cold weather clothing and shoes.

Other Gaylord Hotels’ holiday events will include:

Mrs. Claus’ Christmas Traditions

Gingerbread Decorating Corner
Families can choose a delectable gingerbread kit and decorate to their hearts’ content before visiting with a life-sized gingerbread man for heartwarming hugs and photo opportunities.

Build-A-Bear Workshop®
Kids can choose from a variety of furry friends, add lots of stuffing and make a wish on a heart!

Character Breakfasts
Families will delight in dining with Charlie Brown™ and Friends at Gaylord National, the Grinch at Gaylord Opryland, Elf on the Shelf® at Gaylord Palms, and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer at Gaylord Texan.

Ice Skating
All ages will enjoy the happiest time of the year while taking a festive glide on ice skating rinks!

·         At Gaylord National, Gaylord Opryland, and Gaylord Texan

Both adults and kids will have lots of holiday fun after grabbing a tube and taking a thrilling ride down our giant snow and ice tubing hills!

·         At Gaylord Opryland, Gaylord Palms, and Gaylord Texan

Cirque Dreams Holiday Shows
Visitors will be dazzled by an array of seasonal characters brought to life in a dreamscape of imaginative costumes and creativity, while stunning feats of showmanship are performed on stage and in the air.

·         At Gaylord National, Gaylord Opryland, and Gaylord Palms

The full lineup of events at each location as well as information on holiday room packages may be found on each resort’s holiday website:

Gaylord National Resort (National Harbor, Maryland) –

Gaylord Opryland Resort (Nashville, Tennessee) –

Gaylord Palms Resort (Kissimmee, Florida) –

Gaylord Texan Resort (Grapevine, Texas) –

About Gaylord Hotels

Gaylord Hotels, part of the Marriott portfolio of brands, offers extraordinary environments with everything in one place—diverse dining options, full-service spas, pools, top-notch entertainment, shopping and more. Locations include Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee; Gaylord Palms in Kissimmee, Florida; Gaylord Texan on Lake Grapevine, Texas; Gaylord National on the Potomac in National Harbor, Maryland; Gaylord Rockies, opening late 2018 in Aurora, CO; and The Inn at Opryland in Nashville. For more information, connect with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @gaylordhotels or visit

About Marriott International, Inc.

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of more than 6,500 properties in 30 leading hotel brands spanning 127 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company also operates award-winning loyalty programs: Marriott Rewards®, which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest®. For more information, please visit our website at, and for the latest company news, visit In addition, connect with us on Facebook and @MarriottIntl on Twitter and Instagram.

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