The holidays will be here before we know it.

If you're looking for a great way to spend this Christmas with family (and friends too), the Gaylord Rockies is gearing up for the return of one of the greatest (if not, the greatest) holiday experiences the state of Colorado has to offer.

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ICE! Returns To Aurora's Gaylord Rockies Resort

For the first time since 2019, Gaylord Rockies Resort will bring back ICE!, a wintery, festive wonderland created by expert master artisans who, impressively, hail from 7,000 miles away in Harbin, China.

These artisans work incredibly hard to carve and chip away at two million pounds of colorful ice over the course of several weeks to create the incredibly unique and unparalleled experience visitors will be in for beginning this November.

What To Expect 

Visitors will get the chance to see and experience the story of A Charlie Brown Christmas! in "larger-than-life sculptures"  and more.

"See Charlie Brown, his canine sidekick, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts gang re-created in larger-than-life sculptures and even plunge down slides made entirely of ice in this Gaylord Hotels original experience", the Gaylord Rockies website reads.

Gaylord Rockies Resort/Facebook
Gaylord Rockies Resort/Facebook

"We can’t wait for our guests to experience the magic and wonder of ICE! during this year’s Christmas at Gaylord Rockies celebration," Suzy Hart, general manager of Gaylord Rockies Resort said.

"ICE! is a one-of-a-kind attraction and we’re excited to welcome this Gaylord Hotels tradition back this year with ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ and all the beloved Peanuts characters in the classic holiday story.

Gaylord Rockies' ICE! exhibition will return Friday, Nov. 18.

Additional Holiday Festivities At Gaylord Rockies Resort

Aside from Gaylord Rockies' epic ice experience are other great and exciting holiday activities and events for the entire family to enjoy. That includes the resort's family-friendly cirque show, "Cirque: Spirit of Christmas" which will feature high-flying stunts, acrobatic feats, and elaborate staging. The show will be held at the resort's Bubly Theater.

In addition, Gaylord Rockies said its other holiday season activities this year include snow tubing, ice skating, a Naughty or Nice escape room and Mistletoe Village with Mr. and Mrs. Claus, a gingerbread decorating elf training academy, and even a Build-A-Bear Workshop.

Experience Christmas at the Gaylord Rockies Resort in Aurora, CO through Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023.

For more information, visit the Gaylord Rockies website here. 

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Grand Junction Christmas Light Displays of the 1940s

These decorations don't compare to the magnificent blue light display you'll see in the neighborhood in the northwest part of town. It was a different time. Even at that, there's something heartwarming about these 1948 decorations.

These are the best of the best of 1948. I regret I don't know which house placed first, second, etc. In the end, it doesn't matter. They're all great. Take a look at the gallery. Who knows? You might see a house you recognize. For that matter, you might see someone you recognize.

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