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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 Cirque Dreams Unwrapped 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
Hours of Operation: Vary by day and subject to change. Event times and ticketing options are listed by day on purchase tickets calendar


NEW! JOYFUL Atrium Light Show

This dazzling new multisensory experience showcases the Joy of Christmas, inviting you on a journey around the world with an exclusive holiday musical score and millions of dancing, choreographed lights. This free nightly spectacle centers around the resort’s six-story Christmas tree towering above Emerald Plaza.

November 21, 2017 – January 7, 2018

Location: Emerald Bay Plaza
Price: FREE
Nov. 21-22, 24, 26-30, Dec. 1, 3-5, 8, 10-11, 14-15, 17-19, 22, 24-29, 31, Jan. 1-7*| 6:15pm, 7:45pm, 8:15pm, 8:45pm, 9:15pm
Dec. 6- 7, 12, 13, 20-21 | 6:15pm, 9:30pm
Nov. 25, Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 | 6:15pm, 8:45pm, 9:15pm, 9:45pm
Nov. 23 (Thanksgiving) | 8:15pm, 8:45pm, 9:15pm
*No 9:15pm show on January 7, 2018.

NEW! Kiss-Story in the Making

Join us as we attempt to set the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for “most couples kissing under mistletoe in one location.” Celebrate love and a favorite Christmas tradition while creating a lifelong memory at Gaylord Palms this holiday season. After the record attempt, all participants will experience an exclusive visit to ICE! featuring Christmas Around the World. Space is limited.

December 7, 2017
Location: Emerald Bay Plaza, St. Augustine Atrium
Price: $34.99* per couple, which includes: admission for two to Kiss-Story in the Making, admission for two to the event-exclusive ICE! experience, and one voucher for self-parking.
Time: 8:15pm


NEW! Sounds of the Season Concert Series

Gaylord Palms Resort is proud to present five fun and festive performances on our St. Augustine atrium stage, including holiday a capella concerts from our Gaylord Palms STARS (employees), Orlando Gay Chorus and local group Voctave. Plus, a special and heartwarming opera collaboration between Opera Orlando, Orlando Philharmonic and the Orlando Ballet.

Concert tickets start at $29.99* and include admission to ICE! featuring Christmas Around the World after the performance.

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Photos with Santa

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

November 21 – December 24, 2017

Location: Alpine Village
Price: From $29.99* may vary depending on package and/or photos selected
Nov. 23, 26-30; Dec. 3-7, 10-14, 17-19, 24 | 10am - 7pm
Nov. 21-22, 24-25; Dec. 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 20-23 | 10am – 9pm

Play & Save Pass* – From $37.99 Child/$47.99 Adult

Save up to 30%** when you bundle up our most popular holiday events! Our Play & Save Passes let you experience more for less and are available in three tiers: Silver, Gold, and Platinum Pass.

**Based on Adult admission price for Platinum Pass offerings.


Christmas Tree Trail

Take a stroll down our Everglades Walk, featuring trees decorated to represent holiday traditions from nine different countries including Brazil, China, Italy, United Kingdom and more! This display of international Christmas spirit includes educational stops for each tree, explaining the history behind the holiday décor.

November 21, 2017 – January 7, 2018
Location: Everglades Atrium
Price:  FREE

NEW! Build-A-Bear Workshop® Scavenger Hunt

Santa has recruited Gaylord Hotels’ Polar Bear, Snowburst, and his bear buddies (each with a specific holiday talent) to ensure Gaylord Palms is festively decorated with holiday cheer! And once the decorations are in place, the bears kick back inside the resort for a fun n’ festive holiday hangout. Can you track down all of these hard-working holiday bears?

November 21, 2017 – January 7, 2018

Location: Throughout the resort
Price: $9.99* per person (all ages)
Time: Daily, at your leisure


Mrs. Claus' Christmas Traditions

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. Milk provided by T.G. Lee.

November 21 – December 25, 2017

Location: Alpine Village
Price: $9.99* per person (all ages)
Time: Vary by day, options are listed on purchase tickets calendar.

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


Gingerbread Decorating Corner

This fun, sticky, interactive decorating tradition just got a whole lot sweeter! Choose from 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 Cinnamon and Nutmeg, our gingerbread couple, for a heartwarming hug you can capture with your own camera.

November 21, 2017 – January 7, 2018

Location: Alpine Village


  • $22.99* Gingerbread Kit/Snowman Kit
  • $24.99* Gingerbread Rudolph/Ugly Sweater/Ugly Socks Kit
  • $29.99* Gingerbread House/Hanukkah House Kit

Time: Daily | 9am-8pm


Breakfast with Charlie Brown & Friends

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-Waffle 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.

November 21, 2017 – January 7, 2018

Location: Villa de Flora Restaurant
Price: $23* Child/$34* Adult
Times and Dates: 8am – 10:30am | 11/21-11/22; 11/24-11/26; 12/1-12/3; 12/8-12/10; 12/15-1/7

For Reservations: Book Onlineor call 407-586-1114

Build-A-Bear Workshop®

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!

November 21, 2017 – January 7, 2018

Location: Alpine Village
Price: May vary depending on item selected.
Time: Nov. 21-22, 24-25; Dec. 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 20-24, 26-31 |10am – 10pm; Nov. 23, 26-30; Dec. 3-7, 10-14, 17-19, 25; Jan. 1-7 | 10am – 8pm

Holiday Dining

It is our pleasure to serve you this holiday season as you experience the splendor of a home-cooked meal served under a 4.5-acre glass-enclosed atrium adorned with more than two million twinkling lights.

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*Pricing is based on child (ages 4-12) and adult (ages 13+), unless otherwise noted. Subject to tax and service fee. Payment is non-refundable. Children 3 years old and under are free with a paying adult.

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