Unwrap the Magic

Make beautiful memories this Christmas at Gaylord Rockies 

It’s on everyone’s mind this season: what do I buy the person who has everything?  

We want more for them than trinkets that may break in a few months, baubles that will get lost under the bed, and technology that will soon be obsolete.  

This Christmas, why not give the gift of time together, family fun, and memories that will last long after the wrapping paper is tossed? Give the gifts of experiences, travel, and adventure.  

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 families looking for a fun holiday getaway close to home. 

From Nov. 18 through Jan. 1, 2023, 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. An overnight stay would certainly spread Christmas magic!  

ICE! featuring A Charlie Brown Christmas!™

The coolest attraction of all, however, is ICE! featuring A Charlie Brown Christmas!™. This holiday spectacle, kept at a frosty 9 degrees and hand carved by artisans out of 2 million pounds of brightly colored ice, is back after a two-year hiatus.   

In this one-of-a-kind retelling of the Christmas classic, guests will see Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Sally, Linus, Lucy, Schroeder, Peppermint Patty, and all their friends come to life in more than 10 scenes from the animated television special. See Snoopy’s doghouse, Lucy's psychiatry stand, Charlie Brown’s Christmas tree, and Linus reciting the Nativity story, all carved from ice.  

And there’s no need to pack your coats! Even though it’s cool inside, Gaylord Rockies provides parkas to keep guests toasty as they zoom down epic ice slides, marvel at larger-than-life displays, and wander through the winter wonderland.   

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 and distressed 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 all-new 75-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 snow tubing, there’s something for everyone to enjoy during SO. MUCH. CHRISTMAS. at Gaylord Rockies Resort.  

For thrill-seekers:   

  • Hop on a tube and race friends down a snow-covered hill.  

  • Get a rush sliding, spinning, and bumping friends and family in Ice Bumper Cars. 

  • Enjoy a yuletide glide on an outdoor ice-skating rink. 

  • Build and toss real snowballs at Snowball Build and Blast.  

For the chill seekers: 

  • Let your Christmas creativity run wild at the Gingerbread Decorating Corner. 

  • Put those sleuthing skills to the test at the resort-wide Merry Snoopy Scavenger Hunt. 

  • Join Mrs. Claus herself for a merry sing-along and storytelling time at Mrs. Claus’ Christmas Traditions.   

  • At Elf Training Academy, create a keepsake craft and learn how to become one of Santa’s helpers.


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

There’s no better way to celebrate the holidays than by gathering at Gaylord Rockies Resort. 

This season, give a gift that can’t be wrapped but will be remembered forever. Unwrap the magic of Christmas at Gaylord Rockies. 

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