Winterfest Offers Family Fun at Gaylord Texan Resort

Winterfest Offers Family Fun at Gaylord Texan Resort

Gaylord Texan Resort offers visitors a variety of safe winter fun at WinterFest, a new event held each weekend from January 8-February 28. WinterFest offers an array of family-friendly, fun experiences, such as Cool Critters Animal Encounters and a Jack Frost Scavenger Hunt.

Find your inner artist at a Winter Art Studio, or be amazed by Illusionist Shows by award-winning magician Jason Bishop. All Winterfest activities take place Fridays through Sundays at Gaylord Texan. Event tickets are available at

The resort is offering several room packages during Winterfest to give visitors the opportunity to combine these experiences with their resort stay. A discounted rate, starting at $209, and other room packages are available at

Winterfest Activities

Winterfest Offers Family Fun at Gaylord Texan Resort

Photo: Britain’s Finest photo courtesy Gaylord Texan Resort

Jack Frost’s Frigid Finds Scavenger Hunt: Search for “frosty” clues throughout the resort atrium. Those who solve the scavenger hunt will receive a prize.

A Winter Art Studio – Create your own wintry-themed masterpiece.

Cool Critters Animal Encounters – Interact with and learn about a variety of incredible winter creatures.

Winter Escape Rooms-Challenges guests to race against the clock while unlocking clues and solving puzzles before the time runs out.

Additional wintry-themed activities include family-favorite movies shown on the big screen. Interactive trivia, bingo games, and strolling entertainment can be found throughout the resort during Winterfest.

Winterfest Entertainment

Winterfest Offers Family Fun at Gaylord Texan Resort

Photo: The Pack courtesy of Gaylord Texan Resort

Illusionist Shows- Famed entertainer Jason Bishop wows visitors with show-stopping magic and grand illusions.

Four Day Weekend–Nationally recognized comedy troupe performs interactive comedy improv shows (January 15–16, and February 19–20).

Britain’s Finest Band –A Beatles Tribute that features all the songs we know and love (January 29 – 30).

The Pack–Tribute to Frank, Dean and Sammy – Remember the Rat Pack with the music, style, glitz and glamour of the legendary celebrities/entertainers (February 12 and 13).

The Garth Guy – Enjoy classic country favorites from the ultimate Garth Brooks Tribute show (February 26 – 27).

Gaylord Texan Resort

Winterfest Offers Family Fun at Gaylord Texan Resort

Photo: Four Day Weekend Photo courtesy of Gaylord Texan Resort

As the safety of its guests and STARS (employees) is of the utmost importance, WinterFest events have been developed in accordance with Marriott’s “Commitment to Clean” program. Enhanced protocols and social distancing measures are in place throughout the resort. Programming will also operate in consideration with the latest local, state, and federal legislation.

For more information on WinterFest activities, live shows, and overnight room packages, visit The premier resort destination of the Southwest, Gaylord Texan Resort is on Lake Grapevine. They offer 1,814 luxury guest rooms, and four-and-a-half acres of Texas vistas under signature atriums. Amenities include award-winning restaurants, Relâche Spa & Salon, retail shops, and more.

Written by Jo Ann Holt