Much like Broadway musicals, we love any title punctuated with an exclamation point!
So when we got a sneak peak of ICE! featuring Santa Claus is Comin’ To Town at the Gaylord Texan last weekend, let’s just say photos don’t do it justice. For years friends have posted selfies within the frozen confines and our reaction was always a little ho-ho-ho-hum.
But experiencing, Virginia, is believing.
The two-million pounds of ice sculptures this year recreate the Rankin Bass stop-motion holiday classic in wonderful, chilly three-dimension.With five ice slides, 12 snow tubing runs and snowball throwing workshops, there’s much more to do than simply stroll through the magical exhibit.
In fact, you’ll likely find our butts parked in front of the ice bar at On The Blocks, the exclusive cocktail pitstop midway through the tent. For $15 additional, sample a boozy trio that includes The Jolly Mint (a creamy vodka drink); a Goose Island Beer; and a Merry Margarita. It’s only open select days and times, though, so make sure to check the schedule and plan accordingly.
We’re just not sure what we’ll ask Santa for when we see him.
Because he already has alcohol in permanent ink next to our name on the Nice List.
ICE! featuring Santa Claus is Comin’ To Town
Tickets from $21.99-$32.99 with available add-ons, as well as discounts for children and seniors
On The Blocks Ice Bar (add $15)
Today through December 29
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine
Visit the web site for full details, including pricing, blackout dates and operating hours