Gaylord Texan Resort

Photo opp near ice skating rink🎄

Last week we were able to experience Christmas time at the Gaylord Texan Resort. We have always wanted to check this place out, but never imagined our first experience would be so magical! ✨

view from our balcony

It was absolutely Amazing from the moment we checked in! There is social distancing measures in place of course and we felt very comfortable our whole stay! First off I have to say our view of the atrium from our balcony, was just the perfect way to wake up and enjoy my morning coffee. Before heading to bed though, we walked over to experience the new I love Christmas Movies pop up and the super fun Yuletide Bright lights walkthrough.

Snowmen at Yuletide Bright!

We loved walking through all of the fun lights! The kids especially got a kick out of each character and were so excited to skip off to the next little display. The weather was perfect and my husband and I really enjoyed how relaxing it was. The kids were having fun and the family time was so nice! ☺️

National Lampoons Christmas Vacation movie

Pictured above is some fun during the I love Christmas movies walkthrough! Although the kids have not seen the movie National Lampoons Christmas Vacation yet, I’d have to say this was Theos’ favorite part!

Do you have a favorite Christmas movie? My personal favorite is ELF which is featured in the pop up event. Others include A Christmas Story, The Polar Express, National Lampoons Christmas Vacation, and The Year Without a Christmas. They have truly made each movie pop out of the screen and into some interactive fun! 😃 We headed to bed soon after this and my kids didn’t fuss at all. They were so excited for the activities planned for the next day!

Kids all ready for bed ❤️

In the morning we grabbed coffee from downstairs although in the room coffee is provided, plus a mini fridge too if you’re wondering. That’s always a plus with small kids and being able to bring extra drinks or snacks for them. Of course everything you need can be found right here at the Resort. They have many great restaurant options or a quick grab from Mission Plaza Marketplace if you’re on the go like we were. On to some more Gaylord Christmas events! 🏃🏽


We spent the rest of the morning snow tubing, riding the carousel, ice skating and enjoying yummy treats. We had a blast with everything, but the kids were so determined to learn to ice skate as this was their first time. We spent hours on the rink, we left with some pretty tired kiddos! 👏🏼 They have so much more to experience than we had time for, and I can’t wait to go back! ✨

let me know if you have been, plan on going, or any questions you might have?

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