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2022 Christmas Package Now Available.

With original events like I Love Christmas Movies™, classic holiday activities such as photos with Santa, and thrilling experiences like ice bumper cars, there is something for everyone, and you can do it all with So. Much. Christmas. at Gaylord National Resort.

Please note: All content contained in this site is for this past 2021 holiday season. We thank all of our guests for experiencing SO. MUCH. CHRISTMAS. with us and wish everyone a happy and healthy new year! Sign up for updates and be the first to know what's in store for the 2022 holiday season. Sign me up!

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Snow Flow Mountain
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Snow Flow Mountain

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In this mechanized, snow play space you will slide through factory conveyor belts that have frozen solid and ride tubes down a thrilling plummet slide or hilly ice coaster at Snow Factory.
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Ice Bumper Cars
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Ice Bumper Cars

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If you like bumper cars, experience the thrill of driving them on ice! Slide, spin, and bump your friends and family as you zoom around.
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Snowball Build & Blast
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Snowball Build & Blast

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Build and toss real snowballs to boost the power of the snowmaking machines and earn points in this experience at Snow Factory, the mechanized, snowy play space.
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Ice Skating
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Enjoy a perfect day or evening under the stars by going on a yuletide glide on our outdoor ice skating rink made with real ice.
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Gingerbread Decorating Corner
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Don't wait -- make a date to decorate! Let your Christmas creativity run wild when you adorn your gingerbread house or cookies. After you've reached confection perfection with your edible art, head over for a sweet meet-and-greet with Nutmeg, our very own gingerbread man.
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Merry Snoopy Scavenger Hunt
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Search high and low to help Snoopy deck his house out for the Dog House Decorating Competition in this fun scavenger hunt. Complete the quest to win a souvenir.

 

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The Greatest Story Stage Show
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The Greatest Story Stage Show

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The birth and life of Jesus Christ has been called "the greatest story ever told." Experience it through the eyes of six international storytellers in a musical stage show and multicultural celebration of everlasting faith, hope, and love. Complimentary seating available on a first come, first served basis. Guaranteed seating available for purchase.
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Build-A-Bear Workshop
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Bring imagination to life with Build-A-Bear Workshop®! Experience the Make-Your-Own fun by adding stuffing and taking part in our one-of-a-kind Heart Ceremony. Personalize furry friends with outfits, accessories, sounds and scents - it's the most fun you'll ever make.
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Mrs. Claus' Christmas Traditions
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Mrs. Claus' Christmas Traditions

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Join the jolliest hostess of all for a fun-filled celebration of Christmas traditions. Delight in the retelling of the Christmas classic, 'Twas The Night Before Christmas, sing along to favorite holiday songs, and share a batch of Santa's favorite snack - warm, freshly-baked Christmas cookies and ice cold milk. Milk provided by Keany Produce.
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Holiday Dining
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Holiday Dining

Discover delicious dining options and holiday dining events at some of finest restaurants this holiday season.
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#LIT Light Show
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#LIT Light Show

icon 7:30pm, 8:45pm and 9:15pm
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This high-energy, celebratory show brings the magic of decorating the tree to life with thousands of dancing lights, lasers, and music. 

Location: Atrium

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Photos With Santa
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Mailing a letter to the North Pole is great, but nothing can beat a personal visit with Santa Claus to let him know what you want for Christmas and make sure you're on his nice list. Capture the moment with a keepsake photo.
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Seasonal Spa Treatments
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Seasonal Spa Treatments

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Celebrate the holidays and pamper yourself with very merry spa treatments.
Sugar Plum Fairy and Nutcracker Prince, part of Sugary Sweet Storytime at Gaylord National
Sugary Sweet Storytime
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Sugary Sweet Storytime

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It's confection perfection when the Sugar Plum Fairy and Nutcracker Prince join the fun for sugary storytelling and tasty treats. This celebration of sweets retells the story of The Nutcracker in an interactive experience, complete with holiday sing-alongs and lots of laughs.

This experience is complimentary for overnight guests.  Book an Overnight Stay.

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Holiday Sweet Shoppe
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Holiday Sweet Shoppe

Holiday sweets and tasty treats! Enjoy a hot chocolate or an eggnog when you visit the Holiday Sweet Shoppe located in the Lower Atrium. Choose from a selection of chef-prepared desserts to take home and share with family & friends.