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More Than 12 Hours of Activities

With classic holiday activities like photos with Santa, spectacular shows like Cirque: Spirit of Christmas, thrilling experiences like ice tubing, and our soon-to-be-announced signature event, there is something for everyone, and you can do it all with So. Much. Christmas. at Gaylord Palms Resort.
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Cirque: Spirit of Christmas
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Cirque: Spirit of Christmas

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This Cirque-styled Christmas show, new 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.
Snow conveyor belts for tubing inside Snow Factory at Gaylord Palms
Snow Flow Mountain
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Snow Flow Mountain

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In this mechanized, snow play space you will slide through factory conveyor belts that have frozen solid and ride tubes down a thrilling plummet slide or hilly ice coaster at Snow Factory.
Kids throwing snowballs at targets inside Snow Factory at Gaylord Palms
Snowball Build & Blast
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Snowball Build & Blast

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Build and toss real snowballs to boost the power of the snowmaking machines and earn points in this experience at Snow Factory, the mechanized, snowy play space.
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Elf Training Academy
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Elf Training Academy

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We all envy Santa's elves: they have a great boss, eat tasty treats and sweets whenever they want, and can make their own Christmas gifts! Your opportunity to join Santa's staff awaits at the Elf Workshop. You will learn the secrets of becoming one of Santa's helpers from his top toy-maker and create a keepsake gift or craft for someone special.
Family at breakfast table with The Grinch character at Gaylord Palms
Feast with the Grinch™ Character Breakfast
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Feast with the Grinch™ Character Breakfast

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Even The Grinch can have some holiday cheer, and he's hosting a Christmas breakfast this year! Join The Grinch and his dog Max for a buffet loaded with holiday flavor to savor. Help The Grinch find Christmas amidst great food, fun, and lots of surprises.
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The Grinch's Wonderful Awful Idea™ Scavenger Hunt
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The Grinch's Wonderful Awful Idea™ Scavenger Hunt

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The Grinch is planning to steal all the presents from the Whos in Whoville! Can you stop his plan and show him how to grow his heart three times its size? Solve the puzzles and clues to help The Grinch choose to be nice to all the Whos.
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Photos With Santa
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Photos With Santa

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Mailing a letter to the North Pole is great, but nothing can beat a personal visit with Santa Claus to let him know what you want for Christmas and make sure you're on his nice list. Capture the moment with a keepsake photo. Presented by DEI.
Christmas Gaylord Palms, New York Gingerbread Decorating Corner
Gingerbread Decorating Corner
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Gingerbread Decorating Corner

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Don't wait -- make a date to decorate! Let your Christmas creativity run wild when you adorn your gingerbread house or cookies. After you've reached confection perfection with your edible art, head over for a sweet meet-and-greet with Nutmeg, our very own gingerbread man.
It's The Most Fun You'll Ever Make at Christmas Gaylord Palms, New York
Build-A-Bear Workshop
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Build-A-Bear Workshop

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Bring imagination to life with Build-A-Bear Workshop®! Experience the Make-Your-Own fun by adding stuffing and taking part in our one-of-a-kind Heart Ceremony. Personalize furry friends with outfits, accessories, sounds and scents - it's the most fun you'll ever make.
Gaylord Palms Exterior decorated in Holiday Lights
Acres Of Festive Decorations
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Acres Of Festive Decorations

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Discover acres of magnificent decorations, our impressive 60-foot Christmas tree, and more than 2 million dazzling Christmas lights around every bend of our resort.
New Year's Eve Dining at Villa de Flora
Thanksgiving Dinner at Villa de Flora
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Thanksgiving Dinner at Villa de Flora

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Let us serve you this Thanksgiving at our newly renovated Villa de Flora. Experience the luxury of a home-cooked meal under a 4.5-acre glass-enclosed atrium adorned with more than two million twinkling lights. Enjoy traditional holiday fare along with our modern Mediterranean buffet featuring fresh and seasonal food stations inspired by cuisine from Spain, Italy, France, and more.
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Adventure Kids: Wonders of Winter
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Adventure Kids: Wonders of Winter

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Adventure Kid Sophie joins her pals Ava the Alligator and Seth the Sea Turtle to explore the wonders of winter. The trio stars in this (w)interactive show to educate and entertain Adventure Kids Club members during the chilliest of the seasons.
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Christmas Tree Trail
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Christmas Tree Trail

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Take a stroll along Christmas Tree Trail and discover eight elaborately decorated holiday trees throughout the 4.5-acre atrium. While there, be sure to take an "elfie" to post and share!
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Wildlife Rescue – An Augmented Reality Experience presented by bubly™
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Wildlife Rescue – An Augmented Reality Experience presented by bubly™

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Our iconic, spacious atriums are transformed into an exciting safari for families to discover and learn about endangered animals at their own pace. This virtual experience guides guests to track down endangered species and help ensure they are monitored for their protection. The adventure highlights indigenous animals and, with the magic of augmented reality, brings them to life before your eyes!
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Mrs. Claus' Christmas Traditions
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Mrs. Claus' Christmas Traditions

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Join the jolliest hostess of all for a fun-filled celebration of Christmas traditions. Delight in the retelling of the Christmas classic, 'Twas The Night Before Christmas, sing along to favorite holiday songs, and share a batch of Santa's favorite snack - warm, freshly-baked Christmas cookies and ice cold milk.
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Naughty or Nice Escape Room
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Naughty or Nice Escape Room

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Yuletide trickster Jack Frost is back with icy antics and has added your name to Santa's Naughty List, but he has a deal for you: Sneak into Santa's office and solve the riddles and you'll be able to erase your names from the Naughty List. You'll need to solve all the puzzles and dash away before St. Nick returns, or you might end up with a lump of coal in your stocking.
Man and Women in Nutcracker costumes
Sugary Sweet Storytime
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Sugary Sweet Storytime

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It's confection perfection in the Alpine Village Sweet Shop when the Sugar Plum Fairy and Nutcracker Prince join the fun for sugary storytelling and tasty treats. This celebration of sweets retells the story of The Nutcracker in an interactive experience, complete with holiday sing-alongs and lots of laughs.
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The Greatest Story Stage Show
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The Greatest Story Stage Show

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The birth and life of Jesus Christ has been called "the greatest story ever told." Experience it through the eyes of six international storytellers in a musical stage show and multicultural celebration of everlasting faith, hope, and love. Complimentary seating available on a first come, first served basis. Guaranteed seating available for purchase.
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Secret Santa Scavenger Hunt
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Secret Santa Scavenger Hunt

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Enlist to join Santa's Secret Service and decode some fun this Christmas. Use your very own Santa's Secret Service Decoder Ring to 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.
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Shine Light Show
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Shine Light Show

Brand new for 2021, our free Shine Light Show dazzles with thousands of dancing lights, synchronized to a high-energy, seasonal soundtrack. Animated light curtains glow with Christmas imagery around a centerpiece tree that magically transforms into a gleaming and glowing holiday spectacle.
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Journey of Los Tres Reyes Magos
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Journey of Los Tres Reyes Magos

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From December 27, 2021 - January 2, 2022, experience the Three Kings Festival, a global celebration that honors the date Jesus was visited by the Three Wise Men following his birth. Told through story and song, the traditional festival is commemorated by many Christians in Latin America, Spain, and throughout the world. Tickets available for purchase for guaranteed seating.
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Seasonal Spa Treatments at Relâche Spa
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Seasonal Spa Treatments at Relâche Spa

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Drift into a state of tranquility while enjoying Winter Wellness spa treatments and the benefits of Eucalyptus, known to be high in antioxidants to promote relaxation and reduce pain.