I absolutely adore the Gaylord Texan. With its San Antonio-style river and fantastic steak house, it’s a great place to take out-of-town guests for dinner. Plus Relâche Spa, in my opinion, is one of the top spas in the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area. I’ve celebrated multiple birthdays there, staying overnight at Gaylord Texan for a mini-vacation.
Christmas at Gaylord Texan is not a joke. Every year the hotel is home to an incredible ice exhibit with more than two million pounds of hand-carved ice sculptures. There’s even a two-story-tall ice slide! I’ve been several times and am always blown away by the craftsmanship of the ice sculptures. You are given incredibly fashionable, not at all unflattering parkas to wear inside ICE! but this Texan has no complaints posing with jaw-dropping ice nativities and sleighs while wearing a puffy suit because the whole experience is such a fun way to celebrate Christmas. (Besides, it could very well be 80 degrees in Dallas so the freezing temperatures inside ICE! are a welcome change!)
This year’s ICE! theme is Christmas Around the World. Being an avid traveler, I’m thrilled with the theme and can’t wait to take my niece! This very well could be my favorite ICE! exhibit yet.
If you want to purchase tickets to see the magic for yourself, use the promo code “ROSETABLE” to get a whopping 50%* off tickets. The offer is valid 11/16 – 19 and 11/23 – 25. Tickets can be purchased online here.
See you at ICE!
The Rose Table