Find out what to expect at The Lone Star Christmas at the Gaylord Texan ICE including photos, tips, and prices.

Gaylord Texan ICE

Gaylord Texan ICE!

Every year in November and December the Gaylord Texan has a Christmas event called ICE! During Ice there are a variety of things you can do at the Gaylord. The most popular of course is walking through the ICE display.

All of these pictures are from when we went in 2014. The theme that year was Frosty the Snowman. No matter what the theme is each year it always ends with a nativity scene. 
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It is super cold in the ICE room. They do give you heavy coats to put on to help protect you from the cold. You do not have to pay extra for these blue coats, they are included in the price of admission. Even with the extra coats Jonah could barely stand to be in the room. We ended up rushing through after standing in line forever to walk through. He was seven at the time, so based on that I think your kid needs to be at least eight years old to withstand the cold.

  • We had to stand in line forever to get into the ICE! room. I recommend going at an off peak time or buying a line pass. If you stay at the hotel you get to bypass the regular line. I think this alone makes it worth staying at the hotel.

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It costs $15 to park in the self-parking lot, but at least the parking garage has a nice view of the front of the hotel. It’s a good spot for a photo opp of the hotel.

When we went we got the combined tickets for snow tubing and doing the ICE! room. I can’t remember what we paid, but we did get a military discount. When we went you only got to tube a handful of times, but now you get to go 12 times. That makes it more worth getting the tubing option. Here are the current prices for the combo tickets.

ICE! and Snow Tubing Combo Pricing

Child (ages 4 – 12)$28.99
Child (ages 3 and Under)$18.99

Includes ICE! Ticket + 12 Snow Tubing runs.

Height Restrictions
You must be at least:

  • 36-inches tall to ride with an adult on double tube.
  • 42-inches tall to ride by yourself on single small tube.
  • 60-inches tall to ride on single large tube.

Other activities available during the Lone Star Christmas:

  • Santa’s Snowball Throwing Workshop
  • Cookies & Milk with Mrs. Claus
  • The Elf on the Shelf® Scavenger Hunt – We did this and it took about 2.5 hours to find 10 hidden elves. My son was rewarded with a coloring book for finishing. Although we had a lot of fun doing the scavenger hunt, he hated the prize.
  • Gingerbread Decorating Corner (gingerbread man kit)
  • Glacier Glide Ice Skating

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