Viewing the atrium decorations is free; prices for other activities vary. Some tickets are timed, and some prices vary by date. “Mission: Save Christmas Featuring Elf” tickets are $13.99-$24.99. Children 3 and younger are admitted free. Prepaid parking is $15.
The Gaylord Texan’s annual holiday celebration includes 2 million lights decorating its atriums, a 54-foot Christmas tree with a light show set to holiday music, a large outdoor skating rink, an eight-lane snow tubing hill, a snowman-building activity and a Christmas carousel. The event’s usual centerpiece, the “Ice!” exhibit of carved ice sculptures, is canceled again this year. In its place, the Gaylord will have “Mission: Save Christmas Featuring Elf,” an interactive walk-through display. Have a snowball fight in Central Park, visit the toy store that Buddy the Elf decorated and complete other activities to collect enoughChristmas spirit to make Santa’s sleigh fly.