It’s the most beautiful time of the year and holidays in the Mile High City just got better with the Gaylord Rockies Christmas. From lights to ICE! to holiday traditions, read on for so many reasons to visit Gaylord Rockies Christmas Denver this year — and to make it a family tradition every year.
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Take the Family: Gaylord Rockies Christmas
The winter holidays are hands-down our family favs, especially in Denver as there is so much to do and see in the winter, from the downtown holiday lights to the Broadway shows. With the addition of the new Gaylord Rockies just 8.5 miles from DIA, families now have another holiday tradition to add to their list: Gaylord Rockies Christmas events November 22 through January 5, 2019. Here are all the reasons why you should take the family.
ICE! Featuring Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
The debut of Gaylord Rockies Christmas celebrations in 2019 includes bundling up in a winter coat and entering the frosty 9 degrees tent. Pose for a photo, and then walk through the winter wonderland of ICE! featuring Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
Scenes from this holiday classic are ice-sculptures carved out of 2 million pounds of ice by artisans from China. My 15-year-old granddaughter and I wandered through the scenes and reading the signs — and believe us, it is COLD! In addition, we took turns zipping down the colorful ice slide (although my landing wasn’t as graceful as hers). Be sure to situate your parka underneath your seat to get the most slide out of your ride.
ICE! Cost: From $13.99 child / $24.99 Adult Buy 1 get 1 FREE with CODE: BOGO19 Purchase online at GaylordRockiesChristmas.com
LOCATION: Mistletoe Village
Fun at Mistletoe Village
Once you exit the ICE! tent, get ready for fun shopping in Mistletoe Village. So many tree decorations and themed gifts featuring Rudolph and the gang. Free to browse, but you’ll be oh-so-tempted to buy! Get your photos with Santa at the Father Christmas Library. Use your phone for free photos or purchase photos available.
At another soon-to-be family favorite, Mrs. Claus’ Christmas Traditions offers cozy and warm fun with your jolly host, Mrs. Claus. Read holiday classics and singing Christmas carols while delighting in cookies and milk. Cost: $12.99
Your kids can even choose the always popular Build-A-Bear Workshop. Cost varies.
My granddaughter and I added an interactive experience by decorating a gingerbread house or together. Cost: from $19.99
Cirque Dreams Holidaze
My first Cirque du Soleil experience was in Las Vegas years ago, and I’ve been a fan since then. The Gaylord Rockies Christmas cirque was my granddaughter’s first, and we both loved this exciting and reimagined live family holiday spectacular.
Even though our seats were in the last row, the in-the-round theatre allowed us to see the entire show with its fun (and sometimes scary!) acts and dazzling costumes. the 75-minute Cirque Dreams Holidaze is a Broadway musical with cirque-style adventures. The stage is constantly moving with performances and delightful costumes including toy soldiers, snowmen, penguins, reindeer, gingerbread, Santa and other holiday characters. Don’t miss it!
Cirque Dreams Holidaze Cost: $29.99 Buy 1 get 1 FREE with CODE: BOGO19 Purchase online at GaylordRockiesChristmas.com
LOCATION: bubly Theater
Outdoor Fun at Gaylord Rockies
Take your fun outdoors on the front range lawn with more winter-themed things to do including Ice Bumper Cars ($8.99 driver / $4.99 passenger), Ice Skating (from $15.99), and Ice Tubing (From $15.99).
Also when the sun goes down, enjoy LIGHT! — a walking experience following an illuminated path with color-changing trees, a field of glowing orbs (Valley of Light), supersized musical wind chimes, and a giant 12 foot Christmas package.
Cost: listed above. Consider saving money with combo tickets and special passes at GaylordRockiesChristmas.com
LOCATION: Front Range Lawn
Rudolph’s Holly Jolly Breakfast
I’m a fan of breakfast, and this buffet breakfast did not disappoint. Build your own omelet, fresh eggs, bread, pastries — and more. More food than you can imagine and this character breakfast included visits (and photos) from Rudolph, Clarice, and Bumble.
Rudolph’s Holly Jolly Breakfast Cost: $19.99 child / $35.99 adult
LOCATION: Monte Jade
Other Fun Games
Although we ran out of time (even though we did overnight at the Gaylord Rockies), the resort also offered two additional fun games. Naughty or Nice Escape Room ($15.99 in Grand Lodge) invites your family to solve festive puzzles, while the Reindeer Games Scavenger Hunt ($9.99 per booklet and prize) sends you to find the lost Misfit Toys.
Stay & Play at Gaylord Rockies
Are you ready to experience all the fun things to do at Gaylord Rockies during Christmas? Make a reservation to stay and play. You can take your time, enjoy the festivities, take in the holiday celebrations without the stress of driving.
Book your Gaylord Rockies Resort now and add the most unforgettable Christmas celebrations to your reservation. The Gaylord Rockies lobby is decked out for the holidays, so take some time to explore.
Gaylord Rockies Christmas celebrations also continue into the New Year including New Year’s Eve.