2007 Gaylord Texan ICE!

The ICE! sign at the Texan even has longhorns.
A very Texan ICE! sign greet visitors.
Like the Gaylord Palms and the Gaylord Opryland, the Gaylord Texan puts on a holiday ice display each year. The sculptures are created by carvers from Harbin, China and feature lots of colored ice. These photos are from December 2007.

(secrets entries related to this gallery are here and here.)

Texan Longhorn ICE!: This sign greets visitors as they enter the display. The small 2007 sign is paper, but the rest is ice.

Poinsettia: Twin poinsettias flank the igloo entryway to the main display.

Texan Welcome: Inside the igloo is a welcome sign incorporating Texan icons.

ICE! Igloo: An ICE! sign tops the entrance to the igloo.




Deer: A winter wonderland scene includes a variety of finely carved animals.

Blue Elf: An elf carved from blue ice is part of a toyland scene.

Playful penguin: A number of playful penguins decorated a large room complete with long ice slides for both kids and adults.

Snowflake arch: Rope lighting is integrated into the arch.

This display was similar to the display at the Gaylord Palms for 2007, but some of the sculptures featured a Texan touch and there was a Toyland scene that was not at the Palms.

Exit Penguin: The cartoon-style penguins sometimes hold signs for visitors.

Wiseman detail: Many of the carvings show world class quality, especially in the Nativity scene.

Wiseman: An elaborately carved Wiseman hold a gift for baby Jesus in the Nativity scene.




Large Angel: The displays typically have a large angel sculpture near the Nativity scene. The girl in front gives an idea as to the angel’s size.

Happy Holidays: A big part of the Gaylord displays is the holiday celebration and these penguins deliver the message.

North Pole penguin: Somehow, this penguin got himself to the wrong pole.

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