Sculptors Begin to Bring Charlie Brown to Life at the Gaylord Texan’s ICE! Exhibit

Forty professional ice carvers have traveled across the globe from Harbin, China, to hand-carve Gaylord Texan’s magical ICE! exhibit featuring the classic story of A Charlie Brown Christmas by Charles Schultz. It will take the artisans 30 days in total to carve the two-million-pound attraction, which will also feature six two-story tall ice slides, an ice bar (for ages 21 and up), and a life-size Nativity.

The artisans are currently halfway done carving the magical experience, which will be open to the public from November 15th, 2019 – January 5th, 2020.

The legendary ICE! attraction is only one part of Gaylord Texan Resort’s 16th annual Lone Star Christmas event. Visitors this holiday season will also enjoy:

  • 2 million holiday lights decorating the resort
  • A two-story tall, 8-lane snow tubing hill made with two million pounds of real snow
  • A 6,000-square-foot outdoor ice skating rink
  • A 54-foot-tall Christmas tree adorning the center atrium
  • Over 30,000 feet of gingerbread for decorating
  • Magical miniature trains throughout the property
  • 25-foot-tall toy soldiers overlooking joyful families
  • 2,300 decorated wreaths, 5,600 feet of garland, 15,000 festive ornaments, and 2,000 Poinsettias

For more information on Gaylord Texan's holiday events or to purchase tickets, visitors can go to If you have never been to the ICE! experience at the Gaylord Texan you can also find our narrative of the event last year here!