ICE! exhibit with Santa theme opens at Gaylord Texan

- The holiday season officially starts Thursday at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Hotel in Grapevine.

The hotel’s 4.5-acre indoor garden area was transformed into a whimsical wintery landscape for the annual Lone Star Christmas event.

There is a 54-foot tall Christmas tree decorated with 15,000 ornaments. Visitors will also see 2 million pounds of hand-carved ice sculptures and slides in the ICE! exhibit. The theme for this year’s exhibit is “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town.”

The event runs through New Year’s Day. For more information, visit

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