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 skating rink with real ice, an eight-lane snow tubing hill and a Christmas carousel. The event’s centerpiece, the “Ice!” exhibit of carved ice sculptures, returns this year. About 2 million pounds of ice has been hand-carved into sculptures based on The Polar Express, festive holiday scenes and six two-story ice slides. New attractions include “Merry and Light,” a walk-through exhibit of holiday-themed decor and lights, and #LIT Light Show, a program of thousands of lights synced to music shown daily at 6, 7, 8 and 9 p.m.
Through Jan. 1. Viewing the atrium decorations is free; prices for other activities vary. Some tickets are timed, and some prices vary by date. “Ice!” tickets are $25.99-$34.99 for ages 12 and older, $16.99-$23.99 for ages 4-11, free for children 3 and younger. Self-parking is $22; valet is $42.
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