The launch of this year's ICE! and all of the holiday happenings during Christmas at Gaylord Palms is just days away. From November 16, 2018 to January 6, 2019, locals and overnight guests can wander through an epic winter wonderland (this year themed to the movie A Christmas Story) plus enjoy snow tubing, a Santa scavenger hunt, festive dining and spa experiences, live shows and unparalleled holiday decor in the hotel's massive 4.5-acre atrium.  

This year Gaylord Palms has added something just for grown-ups. On Thursday, December 13, 2018, the resort will host its first nighttime Polar Dash party, an adults-only evening featuring the chance to experience the frozen world of ICE! in an unconventional way – in your swimsuit!

Grab your sweetie and your friends and don your beach wear for this mishmash of Florida fun in a winter wonderland as you dash through the 9-degree attraction. You'll also have access to eight snow tubing lanes and themed cocktails at the cash bar. Guests will also enjoy free hot chocolate and a live DJ. 


• Event-Exclusive Admission to ICE! featuring A CHRISTMAS STORY™
• Unlimited Snow Tubing during event
• One Hot Chocolate
• Live DJ
• Self-Parking for One Vehicle

NOTE: This exclusive event will be limited to just 500 guests. 



Rendering of this year's ICE! theme, A Christmas Story


Tickets are $30 and can be purchased here:


What to Wear
This is your opportunity to walk through the ICE! attraction in your swimsuit – but it must be in good taste! You may also choose to wear “summer” clothing, like a t-shirt and shorts. Be sure to wear your swimsuit under your clothing. Restrooms are available in close proximity to ICE! for changing but lockers will not be provided. Gaylord Palms Resort will provide an area for you to store your belongings, however, this area will not be monitored and you should leave your items there at your own risk.

You will not be permitted to enter without shoes. All guests are required to wear shoes inside ICE!

Age Restrictions
This event is for those 18 years old or older.

It's important to remember that this is not a contest, and you should expect to only spend a few minutes inside ICE! After all, it's 9 degrees in there.

Santa's Mule, one of this year's themed cocktails available at the event's cash bar


Polar Dash
Thursday, December 13, 2018
8pm – 10pm

Alpine Village
Gaylord Palms
Kissimmee, Fl

Note: All photos provided by Gaylord Palms, one of our valued advertising partners.