Celebrate the magic of the holiday season with this wonderfully packaged tour that includes roundtrip accommodations in a stretch limousine to two of Florida’s Christmas themed attractions. You’ll spend your evening at Gaylord Palms Resort enjoying the ICE! exhibit with Frosty the Snowman before visiting the City of Celebration to play in real snow.
- Admission to ICE! Gaylord Palms
- 2-3 hours free-time in City of Celebration
- Night-trip/roundtrip transportation in luxury limousine
- Total duration of tour 6-7 hours
- Tours departs on Thursdays approx. 2:30pm and returns approx. 9pm
This transport is door-to-door from your hotel, please have the address available when booking
At Gaylord Palms, enjoy more than 2 million twinkling lights, an amazing 54-foot-tall Christmas tree, a heartwarming visit with Santa, and ICE! in a 9-degree frosty palace. Discover more than two million pounds of hand-carved ice sculptures featuring Frosty the Snowman, including four ICE! slides. When you arrive everyone in your party will receive oversized parkas but you’ll still want to bundle up!
This year’s ICE! theme is “Santa’s Arctic Blast,” which will feature several scenes starring St. Nick, including an oversized “Santa’s Knee” photo opportunity that kids will love. The ICE! castle and slides have also been upgraded to celebrate Santa’s Christmas Eve flight, complete with reindeer and all. And don’t miss ICE’s yearly signature scene, a life-sized Nativity carved completely out of ice. A favorite among visitors, the nativity features dramatic lighting and a narrated soundtrack that brings to life the story of the birth of Christ. It’s a great way to pause and reflect on the meaning of the season.
Every year, 40 artisans from Harbin, China, spend a month in Kissimmee, Florida, to create the sculptures in ICE! out of nearly 5,000 blocks of ice. The artisans are participants in Harbin’s famous annual International Ice and Snow Festival, where sculptors carve a 100-acre walk-through at Zhao Lin Park with ice taken from the Songhua River.
Visitors to ICE! should beware; this is no artificial winter simulation. It really is cold in there! Kept at a brisk 9 degrees Fahrenheit to preserve the ice, the unique structure housing ICE! is also known as the “Florida Fridge,” one of the first of its kind in North America.
After the ICE! experience your limo driver will escort you to the City of Celebration where you’ll have plenty of free-time to watch the snow fall, have dinner or do some last-minute Christmas shopping. Disney’s vision of the perfect community, Celebration, is especially heartwarming at Christmastime when it is transformed into a winter wonderland by white lights and stunning Christmas tree displays.
Approx. Tour Itinerary
- 2-2.30pm hotel dependent – pick up via limousine for arrival around 3pm to the Gaylord Palms Resort for the ICE Exhibit
- 5.30pm – collection from the Gaylord Palms Ice Exhibition for Drop off at Celebration
- 8.30pm – pick up from Celebration and drop off back to the pickup location
Please note limousines are shared with other guests and may be filled to maximum capacity.