A Charlie Brown Christmas at the Gaylord Palms ICE! Exhibit 2016


It has become a tradition in my family to visit the Gaylord Palms in Orlando, Florida to see the ICE! Exhibit as well as the acrobat and light shows.  We love the festive atmosphere as well as the variety of restaurants available at this resort.  The 2016 exhibit is over but the atrium view rooms where you can see the shows start to book up several months in advance.  This year's theme was  "A Charlie Brown Christmas" and was one of my favorite so far and I wanted to share my photos.



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ICE! Exhibit at the Gaylord Palms Convention Center in Orlando, Florida

This year's theme was "Frosty the Snowman"

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These ice sculptures were inspired by an ice exhibit in China.  They are made by 40 people from China that come over to the Unites States just to set up this exhibit.  This year's exhibit included a section showing one of the workers creating a sculpture using the same type of tools that are used to carve wood:

Gaylord (9 of 15)One of the best parts about this exhibit is how stylin' one gets to be for their grand entrance in the special parkas that are provided as part of the entrance fee $$$

Gaylord (1 of 1)-7I think it's worth it though...the $$$ and getting to dress in such a fashionable way!

Gaylord (1 of 15)There were many people there and it was very difficult to take pictures that do not have people in them.  Many people are visiting this hotel with their children just to see this exhibit during this time of the year.  It is also only 8 degrees so I generally only got one shot and moved on!

Gaylord (12 of 13)I also wanted to avoid frostbite :-)

Gaylord (7 of 15)Frosty!

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Santa was there too!

Gaylord (3 of 15)Even Rudolph too!

Gaylord (17 of 18)There is a big slide that is made from ice for the kids that was very popular, but I decided to just let the kids have all the fun ;) ;)
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And some cartoon characters and nutcrackers :)

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I loved the oriental style dragon sculptor that one of the talented workers was carving.  I'm amazad that they can create such detail and beauty from a block of ice in those temperatures!
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The Final exhibit was a very large clear ice nativity scene.  It was extremrly beautiful, but difficult to photograph (I was numb by the time I got there!)
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Goodbye from Frosty himself :)

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