Christmas at Gaylord Texan


November 12, 2021 to January 02, 2022


Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center View map
1501 Gaylord Trail,
Grapevine, TX, 76051

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There is no better way to celebrate Christmas than gathering your family at Gaylord Texan. Explore acres of twinkling lights, dozens of classic holiday activities like photos with Santa, spectacular light displays like Merry & Lights, thrilling experiences like snow tubing. And for the first time ever (starting Nov. 19), step into the world of Buddy the Elf in the all-new, Gaylord Hotels Original Experience, Mission: Save Christmas featuring Elf.

Merry & Light

Brand-new this holiday season, Gaylord Texan will present Merry & Light, a whimsical walk-through outdoor Christmas lights attraction featuring over 400,000 colorful lights, a 40-foot-tall Christmas tree with an animated light show, a North Pole display with real falling snow, an enchanted forest of trees, and a real Mrs. Claus meet and greet. Visitors can enjoy a cup of tasty hot cocoa as they stroll through this enchanting display.

Photo courtesy of Gaylord Texan Resort

Mission: Save Christmas with Buddy the Elf

(Starting Nov. 19) Christmas is in trouble and Santa needs your help! For the first time this Christmas, journey into Buddy the Elf's world to help save the holiday in our all-new, multi-sensory experience. (Watch the commercial promo here.) In a dozen interactive challenges to help save Christmas, you'll team-up with Mr. Narwhal and friends in the candy cane forest, stay ahead of the toy quota in the North Pole, prepare for Santa's arrival at the iconic department store, and take part in an epic virtual snowball fight in Central Park. You'll have "snow" much fun testing your aim throwing snowballs at the moving targets like you see here and taking a crack at the snowball cannon inspired by Buddy's incredible arm.

Photo courtesy of Gaylord Texan Resort

Discover all the holiday family fun and book your tickets for:
-Snow tubing
-Gingerbread house decorating
-Build your own snowman
-Ice skating
-Santa's snow throw
-Breakfast with Charlie Brown (starting Nov. 20)
-Merry Snoopy Scavenger Hunt
-Holiday Heist Escape Room
-School's Out! Holiday Breakout Escape Room
-Elf Workshop at the Christmas Craft Studio
-Photos with Santa
-Christmas Carousel
-Build-A-Bear Workshop

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