It's become a tradition for my husband and I to visit the Gaylord Palm's ICE exhibit in Kissimmee, Florida during the holiday season each year. I really like staying at the hotel. There is so much to do at the hotel itself as well as the Kissimmee area.
The Ice exhibit's theme for 2015 is "Twas the Night Before Christmas". The event started on November 24th and ends on January 3rd 2016 so you still have time to go! The prices for admission can be found here: ICE Exhibit Packages and Prices. Parking is an additional $20 at the Kissimmee, Florida location. Please have your own gloves as they don't give them out this year! It took my hands a good fifteen minutes to thaw after exiting the "The Frostbite Factory".
To make the ICE exhibit at Gaylord Palms requires 36 truckloads over a 3 week period of ice and several artists from Harbin, China which is near Siberia and temperatures fall to an average of 2 degrees in the winter. I can't imagine having the skill and carving these awesome sculptures in 9 degrees F.
Here is the link for reservations or more information about the Gaylord Palms Convention Center.
Here is a photo of my husband and I in the chilly entrance of the exhibit:
Here are just a few of my favorite ice sculptures: It's not easy to take photos as it's a little dark in some of the rooms and there are a lot of people standing around the sculptures and having friends or family take photos of them in front of these beautiful works of art.
Here is one of the artists hard at work building/maintaining these gorgeous sculptures:
This crystal clear nativity scene is at the very end of the exhibit:
There are four ice slides. There is an extra fee for them.
As I stated previously, The Gaylord Palms Hotel is very beautifully decorated, has a lot of restaurants and shows. Here is a gigantic Christmas tree which took my breath away!
I watched several VERY talented acrobats performing neat the lovely Christmas tree. Again, it wasn't easy to take photos. Next year I would LOVE to stay in one of the hotel rooms overlooking this incredible courtyard!
Here is a dome and a sculpture I found just walking around:
There were a lot of small alligators and turtles in one of the ponds:
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope you and are enjoying this holiday season. Have a great week!