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ICE! Exhibit Now Open at Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine

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Those of you looking for fantastic family fun over the holidays should check out an amazing event happening at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas. It’s called ICE! This year’s theme features “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” The exhibit is held inside this chilled convention center, and more than 2 million pounds of ice have been brought in and hand-carved to create the characters from the Peanuts cartoon, in hopes you and your family will soon be there to see it!

Those who purchase tickets to see the ice sculptures are given complimentary parkas to keep them warm while they stroll through the 9-degree exhibit. Completed by master ice carvers from Harbin, China, the sculptures include colorful characters, holiday scenes, and ice slides! It’s part of Lone Star Christmas at Gaylord Texan, and those looking for more information can visit the resort link provided here.

Video: YouTube/Gaylord Hotels

Gaylord Hotels posted the sneak-peek video above to their YouTube channel in August of this year. It gives viewers a wonderful walkthrough of what to expect. Conveying the magical experience of ICE! at Gaylord Texan featuring A Charlie Brown Christmas, the video shows how intricate and awe-inspiring the ice sculptures truly are. The ICE! event has been running at Gaylord Hotels for a number of years now, with varying annual themes. Tickets are now on sale for this event and can be purchased at the link provided here. There is General Admission as well as Value Days, and families can also purchase packs in a bundle. These include such things as snow tubing, a scavenger hunt, gingerbread decorating, and even ice skating! But not to worry – you haven’t missed out. This event runs through January 5, 2020.

Is ICE! one of your favorite Texas Christmas traditions? What other Lone Star State holiday favorites do you love? Let us know! We want to hear all about it.