Gaylord Texan Resort Holiday Attractions Wow the Whole Family

by Bebe Brown on November 19, 2019 in Living Texas, Dallas/Fort Worth, Travel,
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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Gaylord Texan Resort as they begin their 16th annual Lone Star Christmas event presented by Pepsi.

Beginning November 15, families can celebrate the best time of the year in the resort’s magical winter wonderland. The decorations throughout the 125-acre property include two million twinkling lights where a 54-foot-tall Christmas tree glitters, over 15,000 ornaments, miniature train sets, two 25-foot tall toy soldiers and so much more!

One of the best parts of Lone Star Christmas is Gaylord Texan Resort’s signature event, ICE!, sponsored by Lexus and DEI. This magnificent event will amaze guests with two-story ice slides and life-size hand-carved ice sculptures all made from two million pounds of ice.

At ICE! Featuring A Charlie Brown Christmas, families can enjoy spectacular holiday scenes, colorful characters and ice slides! Photo courtesy Gaylord Texan Resort

This year’s theme is from the beloved story “A Charlie Brown Christmas” carved into magical holiday scenes created by 40 master artisans from Harbin, China all within a 30-day span. As guests explore this 17,500-square-foot attraction — which also includes an ice bar (ages 21 years and up)—they’ll feel like they’ve arrived to the North Pole.

In addition to ICE!, Gaylord Texan Resort offers other extraordinary holiday activities for the whole family to enjoy. For guests seeking a thrilling experience, there’s a giant eight-lane snow tubing hill made fresh each morning with real snow—two million pounds of it—where kids of all ages can race down in inner tubes. Gaylord Texan even brings ice skating under the Texas sky in a 14,000-square-foot outdoor ice-skating rink.

Breakfast with Charlie Brown & Friends is a one-of-a-kind, interactive experience which includes a delicious breakfast buffet, hugs and photos with Charlie Brown and his friends.Photo courtesy Gaylord Texan Resort

The little ones get to enjoy story time with Mrs. Claus, as they sit around her comfy home enjoying cookies and milk while she reads a favorite Christmas story. There’s also sticky fun for kids and parents as they have a chance to decorate a tasty gingerbread house with icing, sprinkles, and gum drops galore. Other events include Breakfast with Charlie Brown and Friends, Merry Snoopy Christmas Scavenger Hunt, Santa Snow Throw, a Christmas Carousel, Photos with Santa and so much more!

For guests seeking a thrilling experience, there’s a giant eight-lane snow tubing hill made fresh each morning with real snow—two million pounds of it! Photo courtesy Gaylord Texan Resort

You can make your family holiday memories and experience Lone Star Christmas at Gaylord Texan Resort from November 15, 2019 – January 5, 2020. Book your holiday room packages and event tickets at

As a special treat for Texas Lifestyle Magazine readers, visit to receive 50% off ICE! tickets by entering promo code YULETIDE. Restrictions do apply.

Cover photo courtesy Gaylord Texan Resort

This article is a sponsored collaboration with Gaylord Texan Resort