Home Away from Home for the Holidays

Make Memories Together this Christmas at Gaylord Rockies

Perry Como may have crooned, “(There's No Place Like) Home for the Holidays,” but a trip to Gaylord Rockies Resort—with its festive decor, seasonal dining and original holiday experiences—maybe even better than staying home.

This year, let someone else do the cooking and cleaning. Gather the family, pack your bags and head to Aurora for a Christmastime vacation everyone will enjoy.

Close to Home, but Worlds Apart  

Standing at the edge of the Front Range with sweeping views of the Rocky Mountain foothills and within minutes of Denver, Gaylord Rockies is a perfect choice for those looking for a fun holiday getaway. 

From Nov. 17 through Jan. 1, the resort will be transformed into a winter wonderland. Millions of lights will twinkle, dozens of trees will sparkle and hours of festive entertainment and activities will be offered for all ages.   

And while Gaylord Rockies itself can’t be wrapped and placed under the tree—with more than 1,500 guest rooms and suites it would be a tight fit—event and attraction tickets make great stocking stuffers. The gift of an overnight stay would certainly spread Christmas cheer!  

ICE! featuring A Christmas Story™
The coolest attraction of all is ICE! featuring A Christmas Story™. This holiday spectacle—kept at 9 degrees and hand-carved by artisans out of two million pounds of brightly colored ice—is back again this season.   

In this one-of-a-kind retelling of the iconic Christmas film, guests will see Ralphie and the whole Parker family come to life in more than 10 scenes from the movie. See the leg lamp, the pink bunny suit and the infamous school flagpole, all carved from ice.

And there’s no need to pack the coats! Even though it’s cool inside, Gaylord Rockies provides parkas to keep guests toasty as they marvel at larger-than-life displays, take photos and wander through the one-of-a-kind arctic attraction.   

Entertainment for the Whole Family 

Love a Broadway-style spectacle? An original Gaylord Hotels production, Cirque: Spirit of Christmas features amazing acrobatics, feats of flexibility and high-flying stunts. Designed for the entire family to enjoy, the story centers around Noel, a child dismayed by the hustle and bustle of the holidays. Trying to recapture her lost love of the season, she is visited by spirits who bring back the true meaning of the season in energetic, dreamlike chapters. 

A heartwarming story that soars through the air and sparkles with imagination, this 35-minute show will delight and dazzle with a riveting score, world-class contortionists, jugglers, trapeze artists and more.  

Festive Fun for All    

With signature events like ICE! and the popular Cirque: Spirit of Christmas show, classic holiday activities, including photos with Santa and thrilling experiences like the Naughty or Nice Escape Room, there’s something for everyone to enjoy during So. Much. Christmas. at Gaylord Rockies Resort.   

For the thrill seekers and the chill seekers:   

  • Put those sleuthing skills to the test in its Naughty or Nice Escape Room.  
  • Let your creativity run wild at the Gingerbread Decorating Corner.   
  • At Elf Training Academy, create a keepsake craft and learn how to become one of Santa’s helpers. 
  • Embark on a resort-wide scavenger hunt and, with Rudolph's help, follow the clues to find the Misfit Toys and send them on their way to their new homes.
  • Enjoy a cookie, sing along to holiday songs and listen to a Christmas tale at Mrs. Claus' Christmas Traditions. 
  • Visit Santa Claus, let him know what you want for Christmas and make sure you're on his nice list. 
  • At Build-A-Bear Workshop®, bring your imagination to life and create a furry friend with personalized outfits, accessories, scents and sounds. 

Most of these arctic adventures take place inside Gaylord Rockies’ Mistletoe Village, which also includes Yuletide Street Market, where guests can shop from a wide selection of holiday gifts, collectibles, holiday décor, wintertime clothing and other Christmas souvenirs.

Winter Wellness at Relâche Spa
For those looking to chill out in a different way, there’s Relâche Spa. Drift into a state of tranquility this holiday season while enjoying a seasonal massage, facial, pedicure or another relaxing and rejuvenating treatments at Aurora’s premier spa and fitness center. 

So. Much. Christmas.  

After a festive day of memory-making, unwind with a meal at Vista Montagne, Asian-inspired cuisine in Monte Jade or a burger at Mountain Pass Sports Bar before seeing the holidays come to life in the amazing acrobatic feats of Cirque: Spirit of Christmas show.  

This season, get away together and make memories that will last forever at Gaylord Rockies Resort. 

Visit for package and ticket information. Enhance your holiday experience by bundling your favorite festive activities and enjoy savings of up to 30%.

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