Every year the Gaylord Palms Resort hosts ICE! a winter wonderland spectacular that can’t be seen anywhere else in Florida. The seasonal event is from November 15th through January 4th.
Each year a different classic holiday story is brought to life; this holiday season they are presenting The Nutcracker where you can experience your favorite scenes along to the original Tchaikovsky score. ICE! also includes two million pounds of hand-carved ice sculptures, 4 ice slides, and exclusive artisan ice sculptures from Harbin, China.
Sculptors from Harbin are flown in and begin working in October with 30 days of continuous carving. The sculptors make all of their ice carving materials themselves most having over a decade of experience. The ice artisans are internationally acknowledged for their creative and intricate sculptures. While in Florida, check out these larger than life ice sculptures for a truly unique vacation.