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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 60-foot-tall Christmas tree, heartwarming visits with Santa, and captivating circus show, there's no better way to celebrate the season! Don't miss everything there is to see and do during Christmas at Gaylord Palms!

For tickets & information: +1-407-586-4423


Note: All content contained in this site was valid for this past 2016 holiday season.

All-New in 2016! A Christmas Wish Light Show

November 18, 2016 – January 1, 2017

The resort’s stunning atrium welcomes guests to experience A Christmas Wish, a new six-minute light show where narration, classic holiday music, and dazzling visual effects converge to create a spirited seasonal celebration. This free show is centered around the new, incredible 60-foot LED-lit Christmas tree towering above Emerald Plaza.

Location: St. Augustine Atrium

Price: FREE

Times and Dates:

  • Sunday – Thursday at 6:15pm, 8:15pm, 8:45pm and 9:15pm
  • Friday and Saturday at 6:15pm, 8:45pm and 9:15pm

Cirque Dreams UnWrapped Stage Show

November 18, 2016 – January 1, 2017

Be dazzled by an array of seasonal characters brought to life in a dreamscape of imaginative costumes and creativity, while stunning feats of showmanship are unwrapped, performed on stage and in the air. Back by popular demand, Broadway director and Cirque Dreams founder Neil Goldberg is bringing the famed entertainment brand to Orlando for the second year in a row with this exclusive show. The entire family can enjoy this uniquely inspired 25-minute Christmas dream presented with the Broadway style and inventive theatrics for which Cirque Dreams is renowned. Following the performance, Guests can enjoy The Grand Snowfall as we turn our atrium into the world’s largest snow globe.

Location: Emerald Bay Plaza Stage, St. Augustine Atrium

Price: FREE (Complimentary) seats are first come, first served basis.

VIP Seating:

  • Evening $17.99 (adults and seniors) | $12.99 (children)
  • Matinee $14.99 (adults and seniors) | $10.99 (children)

Tickets subject to tax and service fee.

Times and Dates:

  • 1:00pm and 6:30pm | Sunday – Thursday
  • 6:30pm and 8:00pm | Friday
  • 1pm, 6:30pm and 8pm | Saturday


Photos with Santa

November 18 – December 24, 2016

Come meet the big guy himself and tell him what’s on your Christmas list! Photo packages available through Noerr.

Location: Alpine Village

Price: Photo Packages start at $34.99 (no sitting fee)

Times and Dates:*

  • 10am – 7pm | Sunday – Thursday
  • 10am – 9pm | Friday – Saturday & Dec. 20-22
  • 10am – 5pm | Dec. 24

*Subject to sales tax. Santa will take a break every day from 4pm – 5pm to feed the reindeer (excluding Dec. 24).

The Elf on the Shelf® Scavenger Hunt

November 18, 2016 – January 1, 2017

The Elf on the Shelf® scout elves are back! Help find the scout elves hiding around the resort by solving puzzles then redeem your clue booklet for a special prize.

Price: $9.99


Tickets subject to tax and service fee.

The Elf on the Shelf® and © 2016 CCA and B, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

New in 2016! Mrs. Claus Christmas Traditions and Story Time Sing-a-long

November 18, 2016 – January 1, 2017

Gather around for warm and cozy fun with the jolliest hostess of all – Mrs. Claus! Delight in the reading of holiday classics and join along in the singing of Christmas carols during this 30-minute show. Enjoy a batch of Mrs. Claus’ world-famous cookies and a glass of ice cold milk. Cookies provided by Christie Cookies. Milk provided by T.G. Lee.

Location: Alpine Village

Price: $14.99

Times and Dates:

  • 4:30pm, 5:30pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm | Nov. 18-26; Dec. 3, 10, 17, 21-24, 28-31
  • 4:30pm, 5:30pm, 6:30pm | Nov. 27, Dec. 4, 11, 18-20, 25-27; Jan. 1
  • 6:30pm, 7:30pm | Dec. 2, 9, 16

Guest should notify staff of any food/milk allergies at time of booking or in advance of entry.

Tickets subject to tax and service fee.


Gingerbread Decorating Corner

November 18, 2016 – January 1, 2017

This fun, sticky, interactive decorating tradition just got a whole lot sweeter! Choose from two different design options to create either a delectable holiday-themed gingerbread cookie kit or a complete gingerbread house. After you've decorated to your heart's content, make your way to meet our gingerbread man for a heartwarming hug you can capture with your own camera.

Location: Alpine Village

Price: Holiday Cookie Kit (4 cookies) $22.99 | Gingerbread House Kit $29.99

Times and Dates:

  • 12pm – 6pm | Monday – Thursday
  • 10am – 6pm | Sunday
  • 10am – 7pm | Friday & Saturday

Tickets subject to tax.


Breakfast with Charlie Brown & Friends

November 18, 2016 – January 1, 2017

Breakfast is served! This one-of-a-kind, interactive character breakfast includes a delicious breakfast buffet with Peanuts-themed dishes, such as Charlie Brown’s Build-Your-Own-French-Toast Station with Snoopy’s Maple Syrup, Pig Pen’s Dirty Hash Browns, Lucy’s Flap Jacks and Woodstock’s Granola. Plus, you’ll get to hang out with the Peanuts gang when you enjoy tableside visits from Lucy and Charlie Brown.

Location: Villa de Flora Restaurant

Price: Adults $32.99 | Child $21.99

Times and Dates:

  • 8:00am - 10:30am
    Nov. 18–23, 25-27
    Dec. 2-4, 9-11, 16-18, 21-31
    Jan. 1

For Reservations: call 407-586-1114

Subject to sales tax and service fee.

Peanuts © 2016 Peanuts Worldwide LLC


Build-A-Bear Workshop®

November 18, 2016 – January 1, 2017

It’s the most fun you’ll ever make! Choose from all kinds of furry friends, add lots of stuffing and make a wish on a heart. Let your imagination soar and create your story at our exclusive Build-A-Bear Workshop at Gaylord Palms!

Location: Alpine Village

Price: Price of purchase may vary depending on item selected.

Times and Dates:

  • Daily: 10am – 10pm
  • 10am – 8pm | Nov. 27 – Dec. 1, 4-8, 11-15, 18-20; Jan. 1

© & ® Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. Used with permission. All rights reserved.

Holiday Dining Events

Bring the whole family together for the holidays. We will do all the work for your Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners.

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All sales are final and tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE.