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Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center

6000 West Osceola Parkway · Kissimmee, Florida 34746 USA

Christmas at Gaylord Palms

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With more than 2 million twinkling lights, an amazing 54-foot-tall Christmas tree, heartwarming visits with Santa, and captivating musical events, there's no better way to celebrate the season! Don't miss everything there is to see and do!

Majestic Christmas Tree Lighting

November 21, 2014 – January 4, 2015

Be a part of the experience! Join us for our famous tree lighting ceremony, complete with Christmas carolers, lights, and of course, the star of the show, our massive 54-foot-tall Majestic Christmas Tree! It towers over the St. Augustine atrium waiting for the special moment to light up and cast holiday cheer to the guests on hand to witness it in all its glory.


  • St. Augustine Atrium


  • FREE


  • 6:15 p.m.

Live Stage Shows

November 21, 2014 – January 4, 2015

Get into the holiday spirit with "Luminescence," a live stage show featuring holiday music sure to get your feet taping.


  • Emerald Bay Plaza & St. Augustine Atrium


  • FREE


  • 6:15 p.m. | Tree Lighting Ceremony
  • 6:45 p.m. | Luminescence
  • 7:45 p.m. | Christmas Wonders
  • 8:45 p.m. | Luminescence (not on Nov. 26)

*There will no shows on November 27 and December 8.

Photos with Santa

November 15, 2014 – December 24, 2014

Come meet the big guy himself and tell him what's on your Christmas list! Photo packages available through Kodak (no personal photos).


  • Holiday Hall


  • Photo Packages start at $35 (no sitting fee)


  • Sunday – Friday: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Saturday: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Nov. 15: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Dec. 21 – Dec. 23: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Dec. 24: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

*Santa will take a break every day from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. to feed the reindeer (excluding Dec. 24).

Milk & Cookies With Mrs. Claus

November 21, 2014 – December 28, 2014

Gather around our cozy outdoor fire pit with the one and only Mrs. Claus for yummy Milk & Cookies. Join Santa's favorite helper "beneath the stars of a wintery night's sky" for holiday stories and a jolly old fashioned Christmas carol sing-a-long. Perfect for all ages and fun for everyone!


  • Coquina Lawn, Fire Pit


  • $18.95* per person, each person receives one (1) serving of milk & cookies (all ages)


  • Friday – Saturday: 5:00 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 8:00 p.m.
  • Nov. 30, Dec. 21 – 23, Dec. 28: 5:00 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 8:00 p.m.
  • Dec. 24: 4:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m., 8:30 p.m.


All pricing, dates, descriptions and offerings subject to change.

*Subject to sales tax.

Reindeer Roundup Scavenger Hunt

November 15, 2014 – January 4, 2015

Santa needs help finding reindeer for next year's sleigh-pulling team! The potential talent have scattered around Gaylord Palms to explore the beautiful gardens, see the spectacular holiday décor and bask in the Florida sunshine. Become a talent scout and help Santa round up these playful reindeer. Find 10 reindeer and you'll be eligible to win a Gaylord Palms VIP Getaway, including a two night stay in an Executive Suite and dinner for four at Wreckers Sports Bar!


  • FREE to all hotel guests


Holiday Dining

Enjoy incredible décor, dazzling lights, heartwarming shows, a majestic Christmas tree, a hidden holiday treasure hunt and ICE!, our frozen holiday attraction. What better way to enjoy all the festivities than with a full stomach!

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Chill-Out at Relâche Spa & Salon

Our solution to cure the hustle and bustle blues of the Christmas season? A holiday line-up of pampering services inspired by our award-winning ICE! attraction.

To make an appointment, please call 407-586-4772. To purchase gift cards online, please visit

Entertainment subject to change without notice.

Christmas at Gaylord Palms