Moms’ Guide to Christmas at Gaylord Rockies


There’s nothing like Christmas in Denver, Colorado at Gaylord Rockies! With thousands of lights, family friendly activities, shows and the signature event, ICE!, you can have the ultimate experience Christmas experience in once place!

Favorite Features at Christmas at the Rockies

Ice Featuring a Christmas Story

Embark on a magical journey through larger-than-life, immersive scenes from the iconic classic ‘A Christmas Story™’ carved from over two million pounds of boldly colored ice. In the one-of-a-kind holiday experience ICE!, you’ll zip down two-story-tall slides made of pure ice, traverse through immersive ice tunnels and arches, and step into colorful, multi-sensory scenes like the old man’s major award, Aunt Clara’s pink nightmare, the ultimate triple dog dare at the school’s flagpole, and more! Over 40 world-renowned master artisans spend over 6-weeks hand-carving approximately 6,000 blocks of ice – each weighing 300 pounds – to create this can’t miss 17,000-square-foot frozen attraction.

Mrs. Claus Christmas Traditions

Hear a retelling of the Christmas classic, “‘Twas The Night Before Christmas,” sing along to favorite holiday songs, and share a batch of Santa’s favorite snack – warm, freshly baked Christmas cookies and ice-cold milk.

Photos with Santa

Mailing a letter to the North Pole is great, but nothing can beat a personal visit with Santa Claus to let him know what you want for Christmas and make sure you’re on his nice list. Capture the moment with a keepsake photo.

Reindeer Games Scavenger Hunt

The Misfit Toys are all lost, and they need you to find them! With Rudolph’s help, follow the clues to find the Misfit Toys and send them on their way to their new homes.

Gingerbread Decorating

Let your Christmas creativity run wild when you adorn tasty gingerbread. After you’ve reached confection perfection with your edible art, head over for a sweet meet and greet with Nutmeg, the Gaylord gingerbread man.

Mom Tips for Christmas at the Rockies

Strollers are allowed as long as they don’t get in the way of traffic.
Layer up! It’s a chilly 9 degrees inside the ICE! attraction. Most guests last 20-40 minutes. But don’t forget, there are plenty of warm and cozy attractions throughout the resort to enjoy!

Tickets are non-refundable. However, based on availability, you may be able to exchange your tickets for a different day or time by replying to your confirmation email.

Both self parking and valet are available for an extra charge. The most convenient lot is near the Convention Center.


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