KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Gaylord Palms Resort’s Christmas at Gaylord Palms event, which kicks off Nov. 19, will include two new shows, dozens of Christmas trees, ice tubing and a new interactive experience based on the movie, “Elf.”

What You Need To Know

  •  Christmas at Gaylord Palms to include two new shows, Christmas tree trail and interactive "Elf" experience

  •  "Mission: Save Christmas featuring Elf" will have guests helping Buddy the Elf

  • Christmas at Gaylord Palms runs Nov. 19 through Jan. 2, 2022

​“Mission: Save Christmas featuring Elf” will have guests help Buddy the Elf muster enough Christmas cheer to help power Santa’s sleigh. The attraction will feature more than a dozen interactive elements, including a virtual snowball fight in Central Park.

Also new this year is Broadway-style show called “Cirque: The Spirit of Christmas.” The show will feature acrobatics and high-flying stunts. The story will center on a child named Noel, who is trying to recapture her love of the holidays.

Over in the resort’s atrium, there will be a new light show called “Shine Light Show.” The show will feature thousands of upgraded lights synced to a seasonal soundtrack.

Other activities in the Christmas at Gaylord Palms lineup include ice tubing and snowball building at the Snow Factory, a Christmas tree trail, themed scavenger hunts, story time with Mrs. Claus and a photo op with Santa Claus.

Guests can also experience Three Kings Festival in “The Journey of Los Tres Mago” or the birth of Jesus in the musical stage show “The Greatest Story.”

Christmas at Gaylord Palms will once again not feature the ICE exhibit, which was canceled last year due to COVID-19 travel restrictions for the international artisans.

Tickets are now on sale. Some activities for the event are separately priced.

Gaylord Palms is offering packages that include special room rates and admission to select event activities.

The event runs through Jan. 2, 2022.

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