This holiday season be part of Orlando's coolest attraction ICE! Featuring
a walk-through igloo and a towering gingerbread candy house, meticulously
hand-carved from enormous blocks of colored ice.
The theme for this year's ICE! is DreamWorks' Merry Madagascar. Relive the story of how Alex the Lion and his friends saved Christmas after Santa and his reindeer crash onto the island of Madagascar. DreamWorks Animation
characters will be brought to life in an interactive world of colorful ice sculptures carved entirely from TWO-MILLION pounds of ice.
Take a trip to the North Pole
and interact your favorite Dreamworks characters and view the dazzling lights of the magnificent Christmas décor throughout the resort and spirited Luminescence Christmas show.
The attraction is carved by a team of 40 artisans from Harbin, China.
The talented artisans spend more than a month in Kissimmee creating this
one-of-a-kind attraction. Harbin is best known for its annual International
Ice and Snow Festival, where more than 2,000 sculptors annually carve a
100-acre walk-through Ice Park from ice taken from the Songhua River.
In addition to ICE!, this year’s Gaylord Palms Christmas program will include:
Spectacular Christmas Decorations - Marvel at dozens of lavish holiday displays that include more than two million twinkling lights and an amazing 54-foot-tall Christmas tree. Get in the spirit of the season as you discover the unique and festive décor around every bend of the entire resort!
The Majestic Christmas Tree Lighting - View the traditional
lighting of the 54-foot tall majestic Christmas tree taking place in the St. Augustine atrium. This beautiful tree is
perched atop the Castillo de San Marcos
Fort, towering more than 70 feet above Emerald Plaza.
Visits with Santa Claus - stop by the
Holiday Hall to share your Christmas wishes and have a treasured
photograph taken with Santa before he leaves for the North Pole!
Dining at Gaylord Palms Resort -
The holidays are a magical time at Gaylord Palms Resort! Bring the family and
experience a world of cuisine without ever leaving the resort.
ShrekFeast Interactive Character Meal: Become an honorary Ogre and join Shrek, Princess Fiona and Puss in Boots for a fairytale feast fit for a king with tableside hugs and photos.
DreamWorks Character Holiday Meet & Greets - Stroll through Shrek's beloved swamp for a face-to-face encounter with the green ogre himself and explore the island of Madagascar.
Gingy's Gingerbread Decorating - Decorate your own Gingerbread cookie
then make your way to meet Gingy for a heartwarming hug that you can
capture with your own camera.
– Theme of Rise of the Guardians, DreamWorks' Latest Film*, a festive family hunt throughout the
atriums of Gaylord Palms
to find the hidden holiday treasures in the resort’s 4.5 acre Winter
Wonderland. The winner will be awarded with a grand prize.
ShrekFeast Interactive Character Meal - Become an honorary Ogre and join Shrek, Princess Fiona and Puss in Boots for a fairytale feast fit for a king with tableside hugs and photos.
Santa visits, where you can see Jolly Old St. Nick himself. Or,
if you're shy, you can send him your wish list by email!
Lights, Lights, Lights, enjoy elegant, and sometimes whimsical
décor and holiday lights throughout each of the resort's three
atriums and much more.
As for the chill, visitors are given oversized parkas to stay comfortable
inside the attraction, which is kept at a blustery 9 degrees.
ICE! tickets range from $22.99 adults and $13.99 children (4 - 12) depending on the type of
ticket, and day of the week. Florida residents can save up to $4.00 per
ticket with a promotional code provided in the website.
For more information or reservations, call (407) 586-4-ICE. To learn
more about ICE! or Best of Florida Christmas, guests can visit
Christmas in Orlando.