Step Into Your Favorite Christmas Movies At Gaylord Palms

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to step into your favorite Christmas movie? At Gaylord Palms in Dallas, Denver, Nashville, and Orlando, you can do just that with their all new walk-through experience, I Love Christmas Movies

The movie maze of sorts takes you and your family through 13 famous scenes from five different Christmas movies including The Polar Express, A Christmas Story, Elf, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, and The Year Without A Santa Claus. Each scene has replica props, music, lighting effects, and audio clips. 

You’ll start your movie adventure by doing a mobile check-in and meeting your “production assistant.” These guides will mention that your mask is part of your costume as an “extra in the films” and it’s to be worn properly while you walk through the sets. They are also there to help you take any photos you might want of your entire family, and to give fun facts about each film. 

As you walk through I Love Christmas Movies you’ll be able to jump into iconic scenes like the candy cane forest and Gimbals from Elf, the kitchen from A Christmas Story, the hot chocolate scene from Polar Express, and the facade of the house from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. You’ll also spot fan-favorite characters like Mr. Narwhal from Elf or Heat Miser and Snow Miser from The Year Without A Santa Claus. And while it’s not a character, be on the lookout for Ralphie Parker’s pink bunny pajamas from A Christmas Story.

Because health and safety is top of mind at Gaylord Palms you’ll need to pre-buy your ticket to I Love Christmas Movies. This ensures that there is plenty of room for guests to remain socially distant and keep groups from getting clogged up in the experience. Tickets can be bought online at and vary in price based on location, date, time, and ticket type. 

Gaylord Palms is encouraging mobile tickets, so there’s no need to print out your QR code. Simply find the “mobile tickets” link in your confirmation email to pull up your QR code to get into I Love Christmas Movies. The best way to ensure you’re ready to enter the movies is to take a screenshot of your QR code before you leave your house or hotel room. Then once you get to the entrance of I Love Christmas Movies a Gaylord Palms employee will scan your code and you’re ready to have festive fun. 

This experience is great for families with kids who have seen the films being featured. If you or your children have not seen some of the movies you might not get the significance of many of the scenes, props, or facts. Many of these movies can be found on streaming services like Netflix, so be sure to watch them all before going to experience them in real life.

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