There is no better way to celebrate the holiday season than gathering your family for Christmas at Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee. Find acres of twinkling lights and decorations and countless things to do, for Christmas at Gaylord Orlando such as exciting holiday activities, shows and events including the amazing Gaylord Christmas Tree, Cirque Show, Mission: Save Christmas Featuring Elf, Tubing at Gaylord. You will not want to miss Gaylord Palms Orlando Christmas Events.
CHRISTMAS AT GAYLORD ORLANDO
We just returned from the most magical trip to Gaylord Palms in Orlando, Florida. Gaylord Palms is our favorite hotel in Orlando. Their Halloween Events were so much fun. We knew we were in for a treat. And Gaylord Palms did not disappoint with their SO. MUCH. CHRISTMAS Events. Some of the Gaylord Palms Orlando Christmas Events highlights for our family included:
- Mission: Save Christmas Featuring Elf
- Cookie Decorating with “Nutmeg” the Gingerbread man
- Ice Tubing at Gaylord
- Cirque Show
- Gaylord Christmas Tree
MISSION: SAVE CHRISTMAS FEATURING ELF
If you have ever wanted to be transported into Elf the movie this is the experience for you. Journey into Buddy the Elf’s world to save Christmas in an all-new, multi-sensory experience. Join Mr. Narwhal and friends, stay ahead of the toy quota in the North Pole, prepare for Santa’s arrival at the department store, and take part in an epic, Central Park snowball fight. These are just some of the challenges you’ll need to complete to muster enough Christmas cheer to power Santa’s sleigh!
GAYLORD PALMS GINGERBREAD HOUSE
We joined “Nutmeg” the gingerbread man for cookie decorating. He was dancing, singing and interacting with the kids as they decorated their cookies.
WINTER WONDERLAND ORLANDO
GAYLORD WINTER WONDERLAND
If you are looking to experience a Winter Wonderland in Orlando look no further than Gaylord for a Winter Wonderland. In additional to Snow Flow Mountain they offer a super fun snowball activity called, Snowball Build and Blast. They give you a bin a snow, you form it into snowballs and the goal is to get it into the tubs to score the highest points. This was fun for the entire family including Slade. All of these activities are in Snow Factory.
FAKE SNOW IN ORLANDO
Looking for fake snow in Orlando? You will want to head over to the Snow Factory area. It also features a mechanized snowy play space. You can make it snow by stepping over on a lever.
ALPINE RUSH SNOW TUBING
B spent hours and hours ice tubing at Gaylord on Snow Flow Mountain. Even Kurt joined in on the fun. It was the closest our Florida girl has been to tubing on a real mountain.
CIRQUE SHOW GAYLORD PALMS
The Cirque show is called Spirit of Christmas and the show was AMAZING. It is a new show for 2021, features dazzling acrobatics, feats of flexibility, and high-flying stunts. This Broadway-style spectacle centers around Noel, a child dismayed and distressed by the hustle and bustle of the holidays. Trying to recapture her lost love of the season, the child is visited by spirits who bring back the true meaning of the season in energetic, dreamlike chapters. The stage is just below the Gaylord Christmas tree and the lights on the Christmas Tree add to the excitement of the show.
We saw it both at night and again the next afternoon. It you have the option I would recommend the night show. The light show and Christmas tree add a powerful element to the show at night. If you can only see it during the day, don’t worry it is still an amazing show.
SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS TICKET PRICES
There is limited availability for the show so you should book your tickets in advance here. We were lucky enough to have tickets for the show at night and then we did their standby line for the afternoon show.
In addition to the Cirque: Spirit of Christmas show you will not want to miss the birth and life of Jesus Christ has been called “the greatest story ever told.” The show features six international storytellers in a musical stage show that celebrates everlasting faith, hope, and love. Complimentary seating available on a first come, first served basis. Guaranteed seating available for purchase
LIGHT SHOW IN ORLANDO FLORIDA
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS KISSIMMEE FL
The Shine Light Show is also brand new for 2021. If you are looking for Christmas Lights in Kissimmee, FL this is the place to be. There are thousands of dancing lights, synchronized to a high-energy, seasonal soundtrack. Animated light curtains in the middle of the atrium glow with Christmas imagery around a centerpiece tree that magically transforms into a gleaming and glowing holiday spectacle.
GAYLORD CHRISTMAS TREE AND CHRISTMAS TREE TRAIL
When we walked into the lobby the first thing Slade said was WOW as he started running directly to the atrium and the incredible Christmas trees. While you are on property take a stroll along Christmas Tree Trail it will take you from one end of the hotel all the way to the other. Each tree has a different theme. The ugly sweater and Florida trees are my favorite. You can see all the trees here.
SECRET SANTA SCAVENGER HUNT GAYLORD
The Secret Santa Scavenger Hunt is a fun way to explore the property. You get a book and a decoder. The Santa’s Secret Service Decoder Ring will help you decipher clues and become full-fledged members of Santa’s Secret Service. Only the most elite yuletide sleuths will be able to locate the unique Christmassy clues hidden throughout the atrium to break the code and earn their Santa’s Secret Service badge. Don’t worry there is a parent’s guide too if you need any additional clues.
HOW TO GET TICKETS FOR CHRISTMAS AT GAYLORD ORLANDO
You can get all your tickets here. We played all day on the Gold Play & Save Pass. You save 30% by buying the bundle.
Package includes Mission: Save Christmas featuring Elf™, Snow Flow Mountain, Snowball Build and Blast, Secret Santa Scavenger Hunt, and Gingerbread Decorating!
Now is a great time to buy your tickets check out their Black Friday Sales.
POPULAR QUESTIONS ABOUT CHRISTMAS AT GAYLORD ORLANDO
FLORIDA TEACHER DISCOUNTS GAYLORD PALMS
Gaylord Palms appreciates teachers and offers them a discount, you can get all the details here.
GAYLORD PALMS PARKING FEE
On-site parking, fee: 30 USD daily
Valet parking, fee: 40 USD daily
Parking fees do not include tax, which is additional: In/out privileges for overnight guests only; Day guests per entry
DO YOU NEED TO BE A HOTEL GUEST?
You do not need to stay a the hotel to enjoy Christmas at Gaylord Orlando, but if you don’t stay you are missing out on our all time favorite hotel in Orlando.
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