This Resort Has a 17,500 Square-Foot “A Charlie Brown Christmas” Ice Sculpture

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Twinkle lights? Green and red garlands? While these holiday decor picks are certainly festive they’ve got nothing on The Gaylord Texan Resort’s 17,500 square-foot replica of A Charlie Brown Christmas—in ice!

For the 15th year in a row the Grapevine, Texas resort is recreating the classic cartoon as an over-the-top ice sculpture. Carved into two million pounds of ice, this is decor on a super-sized level.

The beloved characters are carved by master ice artisans from Harbin, China. The sculpting pros start with pencil sketches that they skillfully transform into Charlie Brown, Sally, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the Peanuts gang. If you’re wondering how the ice artisans turn frozen water into color creations, they infuse the 6,500 300-pound clocks of ice with food coloring.

The 11-room exhibit features Snoopy’s doghouse, six two-story ice slides, and ice bar, a Nativity scene and so much more. Check out the icy exhibit through Jan. 5. Adult tickets cost $24 and kids rickets are $15. In order to keep the ice frozen, the exhibit needs to stay at a frosty nine degrees Fahrenheit. Don’t worry about the chill, complimentary parkas to wear during your visit are included!

—Erica Loop

Featured photo: The Gaylord Texan via Instagram 

 

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