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Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center

6000 West Osceola Parkway · Kissimmee, Florida 34746 USA

Christmas at Gaylord Palms

There's no better way to celebrate the season than at Christmas at Gaylord Palms. Don't miss over 2 million twinkling lights, an amazing 60-foot-tall Christmas tree, heartwarming visits with Santa and the captivating Cirque Dreams Unwrapped.

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


Note: All content contained in this site was valid for this past 2017 holiday season. Sign up and be the first to know what we have in store for the 2018 holiday season!

NEW! JOYFUL Atrium Light Show

This dazzling, 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! Sounds of the Season Concert Series – Includes ICE! Ticket

Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center is proud to present five fun and festive performances on our St. Augustine atrium stage, including holiday a capella concerts from Orlando Gay Chorus and Voctave, as well as a special opera collaboration between Opera Orlando, Orlando Philharmonic and the Orlando Ballet.

Tickets start at $29.99* and include one of the performances, as well as admission to ICE! featuring Christmas Around the World after the show.

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Photos with Santa

Come meet the big guy himself in Kissimmee 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. Play & Save Passes are available in three tiers: Silver, Gold, and Platinum Pass.

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


Painting with a Twist

Unleash your creative side with Painting with a Twist! This is a great place to have fun with your family and friends, meet new friends or simply discover your inner artist. Our talented instructors guide you step-by-step through the session's featured painting to create your own work of art. We provide all painting supplies. No art experience is needed. Just be ready to have a good time. We inspire people through ART to have more fun and create lasting memories.

November 21, 2017 – January 7, 2018
Location: Alpine Village
Price: $40* per person (all ages)
Time: Saturdays | 11:30am, 3pm


Christmas Tree Trail

Take a stroll down our Everglades atrium, featuring trees decorated to showcase holiday traditions from nine countries including Brazil, China, Italy, United Kingdom and more. This display of international Christmas spirit shares fun facts and traditional holiday greetings for each country represented.

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

NEW! Jack & Jackie Frost: Warm Up The Winter

Jack and Jackie Frost take you on a musical adventure sharing their love of the winter cold... or so it seems. Jack Frost wants to try something new this year and warm up the winter. Will he succeed, or will Jackie Frost talk some sense into the whimsical winter trickster? After all, is it really winter without Jack Frost nipping at your nose? Enjoy a cup of hot cocoa, a warm cookie and experience some of your favorite Christmas songs like you’ve never heard them before.

December 26, 2017 – January 7, 2018
Location: Alpine Village
Price: $9.99* per person (all ages)

Time: Daily | 12pm, 2:30pm, 4pm, 5:30pm


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

This holiday season, it is our pleasure to serve you as you experience the grandeur of a home-cooked meal served under a 4.5-acre, glass-enclosed atrium adorned with more than 2 million twinkling lights.


New Year’s Eve Bash at Wreckers Sports Bar

December 31, 2018

Ring in 2019 at Wrecker’s New Year’s Eve Bash featuring a live DJ, midnight balloon drop and party favors. Enjoy several delicious food stations and specialty dessert selections as you view celebrations from around the world on our TV screen. Our beverage package upgrade that includes three alcoholic drinks is available for adults 21 and older.

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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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