We Visited ICE! at the Gaylord Texan and It's Amazing! #VisitICE2018 #ChristmasAtGaylordTexan ~ Dallas Mom Blog and Fort Worth Mom Blogger: Trendy Mom Reviews
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Monday, November 19, 2018

We Visited ICE! at the Gaylord Texan and It's Amazing! #VisitICE2018 #ChristmasAtGaylordTexan


ICE! at the Gaylord Texan is now open for the holiday season. In today's post, I'll share a quick glimpse into the trendy activities that are sure to create happy family memories. I'll also share a 40% off coupon for ICE! at the Gaylord Texan!  (Don't worry, I'll only share a couple of photos from ICE! to give you an idea of what to expect, but I won't share too many that spoil your experience.)




The Gaylord Texan is located in Grapevine, TX.  Grapevine is known as the Christmas Capital of Texas because there are many over-the-top holiday activities.  Of course, the Gaylord Texan is an iconic part of the Christmas Capital of Texas. Let's start with some stats - Christmas By the Numbers at the Gaylord Texan:

  • 12 lanes of snow tubing
  • 19,500 gingerbread kits
  • 9-degrees inside of the 17,500 sq. ft ICE! tent
  • 2 million twinkling lights
  • 75 Christmas trees
  • 15,000 sparkling ornaments
  • 5,600 feet of garland
  • 40 ice carvers from Harbin China to create the ice sculptures for ICE!
  • 10 ice carvers from Harbin China that maintain the ice sculptures for ICE! throughout the holiday season
  • 2,000,000+ pounds of hard-carved ice
The numbers tell part of the story of Christmas at the Gaylord Texan! Experiencing it in person and immersing yourself into the holiday spirit with your family will create happy memories that you'll always treasure.  Their attention to detail on everything from decorations to activities will make your experience extra special. 

These are the Gaylord Texan holiday activities with prices for 2018:

ICE! at the Gaylord Texan featuring Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 

  • Value Days - Adult $22.99, Senior $20.99, Child (4-11) $13.99, Military ID $19.99
  • General Admission - Adult $29.99, Senior $27.99, Child (4-11) $17.99, Military ID $26.99; 
  • Peak Pricing - Adult $32.99, Senior $29.99, Child (4-11) $19.99, Military ID $29.99; 
  • Children 3 & under - Free throughout the season. 
  • Coupons - See the exclusive 40% off coupon for our readers below.


Note that ICE! also includes a trendy slide area that is included in the price! This ice slide rocked my toddler's little world. 




Santa's Snow Throw ($9.99 per bucket of 12 snowballs)

Gingerbread Decorating Corner (Family Kit $29.99, Snowman Kit $29.99, House Kit $49.99, Combo Kit $68.99)

Mrs. Claus' Christmas Traditions ($19.99 per child)

On the Blocks ICE Bar ($15 per person, plus upgrades available)


Reindeer Games Scavenger Hunt ($12 per booklet)

Ice Skating ($17.99 for skate rental & unlimited skate time)

Rudolph's Holly Jolly Breakfast (Adults $39.99, Children (4 to 11) $24.99)

Build-A-Bear Workshop (Price varies based on items selected)


Photos with Santa (Packages start at $30)

Holiday Escape Rooms (Adults $25, Children (9 and under) $15)

Christmas Carousel ($4.99/person)



Christmas Brunch (Adults $75, Children (5-12) $29)

Mardi Gras New Years Eve at the Glass Cactus Nightclub ($35 General Admission, plus VIP tables available)

Snow Tubing (Starting at $19.99 for unlimited rides; peak pricing applies on certain dates)


As you may see from the Christmas By the Numbers and the list of activities, the Gaylord Texan is the ultimate Christmas destination.  Their elaborate set of activities and attention to detail is truly amazing.   We hope that your family is able to visit this holiday season!  If you book your visit early, take advantage of this 40% off coupon for ICE! at the Gaylord Texan. Use code TRENDYMOM as shown below.


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