Family Holiday Fun: ICE! Opens at Gaylord Rockies.

By Jim Lawson on November 24, 2023

Many Christmas themed family activities are starting this weekend and one not to be missed is at Gaylord Rockies Hotel and Convention Center.

More than two million pounds of ice has been transformed into a winter wonderland at Gaylord Rockies for “ICE!,” the resort’s annual holiday exhibition which opens today.

Forty artisans have been working for weeks to create the 17,000-square-foot frozen attraction which celebrates the 1983 holiday classic “A Christmas Story.” Colored ice, clear ice and LED lights create 10 scenes from the movie, including the old man’s major award, Aunt Clara’s pink nightmare, the ultimate triple dog dare and more.

The exhibition also has two-story-tall ice slides, ice tunnels and arches and a separate area dedicated to a Nativity scene.

The resort’s Christmas-season events run through Monday, Jan. 1, 2024. For tickets, information, or to book a stay, visit

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