Lone Star Christmas 2016

Lone Star Christmas at Gaylord Texan

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Gaylord Texan Resort’s annual Lone Star Christmas event offers a variety of holiday activities, live entertainment and grand displays to celebrate the season in the Lone Star State. Enjoy two million twinkling lights, 15,000 ornaments and dozens of lavish holiday displays that include larger-than-life decorations. Admission to view the decorations is free.

Visitors can also enjoy these paid attractions:

ICE!: The theme of this year’s exhibit is the television special Santa Claus is Comin’ To Town. Daily, Nov. 10-Jan. 1. $12.99-$32.99.

Santa's Wild Workshop Snow Tubing: Experience our 12-lane tubing hill that is filled with fun factory craziness and thrilling hills covered in real snow. Daily, Nov. 10-Jan. 1, $18.99 (includes 12 rides).

Glacier Glide Ice Skating: Enjoy a perfect day or evening under the stars by going on a yuletide glide at Gaylord Texan’s 5,000 square-foot outdoor ice rink. Daily, Nov. 10-Jan. 1, $16.99.

Cookies & Milk with Mrs. Claus: Join Mrs. Claus and enjoy milk and cookies as she reads a classic Christmas story. Kids get to take home a special book autographed by Santa’s favorite lady. Daily, Nov. 12-Jan. 3, $19.99 per child and $5 per required accompanying adult.

Photos with Santa: Whether you've been naughty or nice this year, don't miss your chance to have a treasured photograph taken with old Saint Nick before he leaves for the North Pole. Daily, Nov. 10-Dec. 24. Photo packages start at $34.99 plus sales tax (photo purchase required to meet Santa).

Gingerbread Decorating Corner: Choose from two different design options to create either a delectable gingerbread cookie family or a complete gingerbread house. After you've decorated to your heart's content, make your way to meet our gingerbread man for a heartwarming hug you can capture with your own camera. Daily, Nov. 10-Jan. 1. $29.99 per kit.

Santa’s Snowball Throwing Workshop: Head to Santa’s Snowball Throwing Workshop, grab a bucket of real snowballs and aim for the targets created by Santa’s elves. Daily, Nov. 10-Jan. 1. $9.99 per person.

ICE! Meet and Greet: Get together with Kris Kringle or Topper the penguin from Santa Claus is Comin’ To Town for hugs, photos and fun. Daily, Nov. 10-Jan. 1. $12 per child.

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