Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang has come to life at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando. You can see them officially when Ice! opens on November 18, but the photos accompanying this article offer a sneak peek at the display. It’s still under construction, but you can clearly see shades of many of the iconic scenes, including Snoopy’s dog house, Charlie Brown’s sad little Christmas tree, and the tree’s amazing transformation at the end of the beloved holiday special.

The Peanuts gang, the nativity and more

Ice! actually consists of a number of different rooms and scenes set up in a special area in the Gaylord Palms Resort convention center. The centerpiece is its depiction of ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas,’ with the 1965 holiday special retold through breathtaking ice sculpture scenes. ‘Breathtaking’ is literal as well as figurative, as it’s a frigid nine degrees inside the exhibit. Even the annual favorite snow slides fit into the Charlie Brown narrative. You’ll also find the On the Blocks Ice Bar, a stop for adult guests who’d like a warming alcoholic beverage.

As always, the exhibit ends with a stunning clear ice nativity scene. It seems especially fitting this year, given the theme.

Full range of Christmas fun

Ice! Is part of Christmas at the Gaylord Palms Resort, a seasonal celebration that includes activities like building gingerbread houses, tossing snowballs, tubing on real snow, creating a new friend at the Build-A-Bear Workshop, hearing Mrs. Claus tell stories, and snuggling on Santa’s lap to share Christmas wishes.

The Cirque Dreams UnWrapped show is also returning in a new version designed to showcase a variety of talented musical and acrobatic performers. While some of the special events cost extra, the show is free and takes place on select days and times in the resort atrium.

Dine with Charlie Brown at the Gaylord Palms

The Peanuts characters aren’t just limited to the Ice! exhibit during the Christmas festivities.

You can book a breakfast with Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Snoopy on select mornings. As you can see in the video below, they’re very excited to be in Orlando for the holidays.

You can stay at the Gaylord Palms Resort for the ultimate convenient way to enjoy all the Christmas activities or you can visit as a day guest. Check the official website for pricing, special packages, and overnight offers.

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