A Christmas Story Comes to Life in Ice at Gaylord Rockies: ICE! 2023
Step into the magical world of “A Christmas Story” at the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center this holiday season. For the 2023 celebration, the famous story will be brought to life in a stunning ice sculpture exhibition called ICE! Get ready to be transported back in time to the 1940s and follow the beloved tale of Ralphie Parker and his quest for a Red Ryder BB gun. This immersive experience promises to delight visitors of all ages with its incredible ice displays, interactive elements, and festive atmosphere.
The Wonder of ICE!
ICE! at the Gaylord Rockies is an annual winter event that showcases the captivating artistry of ice sculpting. Talented artisans from China use two million pounds of ice to create an impressive winter wonderland. These artisans employ their impressive skills to transform ordinary blocks of ice into intricate sculptures that capture the essence of “A Christmas Story.” The sculptures depict iconic scenes from the film such as the infamous leg lamp, the bunny suit, and the unforgettable triple-dog-dare flagpole scene.
A True Winter Adventure
Visitors to ICE! are invited to don their warm parkas and wander through the enchanting winter landscape. The exhibit is maintained at a chilly 9 degrees Fahrenheit, but the provided parkas make it a comfortable experience. As you make your way through the exhibit, you’ll encounter ice slides, ice tunnels, and even an ice replica of Ralphie’s house. For those seeking an adrenaline rush, the ice slides offer a thrilling experience as you glide down on specially designed sleds.
Interactive Fun for Everyone
ICE! isn’t just a static exhibition; it encourages interaction and engagement from visitors. Throughout the exhibit, there are opportunities to touch the ice sculptures, sit in Ralphie’s iconic pink bunny suit for a memorable photo, and even make your very own snow angel in an interactive area. This immersive aspect adds an extra layer of excitement and ensures that each visitor feels a part of the magical Christmas story.
A Festive Atmosphere
At the Gaylord Rockies, the holiday spirit is truly in the air. Besides the ice exhibition, the resort offers a host of other holiday activities and attractions, making it a complete Christmas destination. From meetings with Santa Claus to ice skating on the outdoor rink, there is something for everyone to enjoy. The resort’s stunning holiday decorations and twinkling lights create a festive ambiance that will leave you feeling warm and joyful.
Delicious Culinary Delights
No winter experience is complete without delightful culinary treats. The Gaylord Rockies offers a range of dining options that cater to all tastes. Whether you’re craving a traditional holiday feast or a quick bite in between exploring the ICE! exhibit, the resort has you covered. Indulge in seasonal favorites like hot cocoa, gingerbread cookies, and roasted chestnuts to truly embrace the spirit of the holidays.
A Heartwarming Conclusion
As the magical journey through ICE! at Gaylord Rockies comes to an end, visitors are left with lasting memories of the enchanting world of “A Christmas Story.” The attention to detail and dedication to capturing the essence of the beloved film is truly remarkable. The combination of incredible ice sculptures, interactive elements, and the overall festive atmosphere creates an experience that is sure to become a cherished holiday tradition for families and friends alike. So, grab your parka and prepare yourself for a winter adventure like no other!