Every year around the holiday times Orlando gets down to 9 degrees.
If you don’t believe me you can experience it for yourself at Gaylord Palms ICE event. This year for 2016 Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the peanut gang are celebrating Christmas. Complete with tree, advice and decorating contests just like the classic holiday movie.
For those who don’t know what ICE is, well it’s pretty much that Ice. Hand carved sculptures of art made from blocks of ice and it’s magical. They even have made a gigantic ice slide for both adults and children to enjoy. We had a fantastic time with the family but keep in mind at you when you purchase a ticket it is for a specific time interval. So every 30 mins they usher a group through the event and to be honest 30 min at 9 degrees is long enough. This is all located in the Alpine Village that they have created with performances, games and snow tubbing. Not a bad night out with the family with the holidays but here are a few tips.
- Parking isn’t free but it can be if you stay to eat dinner at one of the restaurants parking is validated and free.
- Bring gloves and scarf when you go to ICE. They provide a parka but it doesn’t have pockets so your hands will feel the 9 degree controlled temp quick.
- Go during the weekday early as there are less people to contend with. This give you great opportunities for pictures with the sculptures.
Here are the details for this event:
- November 18, 2016 – January 01, 2017
- Location:Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
- Address: 6000 West Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee, FL 34746
- Time: Hours Vary
- Admission:Adult Online Advance Purchase:$28.99, Child Online Advance Purchase: $14.99; Senior Online Advance Purchase: $26.99, Adult: $29.99; Child: 16.99, Senior: $28.99
- Event Website
Description: Explore ICE at Gaylord Palms annual ice attraction. This year look at Charlie Brown discover the meaning of Christmas through the interactive hand-carved ice sculptures and displays. Stare in wonder at the award-winning attraction carved by a team of 40 skilled artisans using 2 million pounds of ice.