Gaylord Texan Presents WinterFest Weekends

Visitors can enjoy wintry weekend escapes featuring family-fun activities – from illusionist shows and live entertainment to animal encounters, escape rooms, art activities – and so much more!

WinterFest Craft StudioThis winter season, Gaylord Texan Resort is offering visitors a variety of safe winter fun with the all-new WinterFest event, taking place weekends from January 8, 2021 – February 28, 2021.

WinterFest offers a wide array of family-friendly experiences from Cool Critters Animal Encounters and a Jack Frost Scavenger Hunt to a Winter Art Studio and Illusionist Shows featuring award-winning magician, Jason Bishop. Events and activities will take place Fridays through Sundays. Event tickets can be purchased at

In celebration of WinterFest, the resort is offering several room packages that allow visitors the opportunity to combine experiences with their resort stay at a discounted rate, starting at $209. Room packages are available at

Socially distanced WinterFest activities will include:
(Fridays – Sundays, January 8 – February 28)

  • Jack Frost’s Frigid Finds Scavenger Hunt - Searching for “frosty” clues throughout our resort atrium to solve the scavenger hunt and receive a prize.
  • A Winter Art Studio – Bringing your inner artist to life while creating a wintry-themed masterpiece.
  • Cool Critters Animal Encounters - Interacting with and learning about a variety of incredible winter creatures. 
  • Winter Escape Rooms - Challenging you to race against the clock while you unlock clues and solve puzzles before the time runs out.

Additional wintry-themed activities will include family-favorite movie showings on the big screen, interactive trivia, bingo and strolling entertainment throughout the resort.

Live and socially distanced entertainment will include:

  • Illusionist Shows - Wowing visitors with show-stopping magic and grand illusions performed by famed entertainer, Jason Bishop. (Fridays – Sundays, January 8 – February 28)
  • Four Day Weekend – Interactive comedy improv shows performed by this nationally recognized and critically acclaimed comedy troupe. (January 15 – 16 & February 19 – 20)
  • Britain’s Finest Band – Featuring all the songs we know and love with a complete Beatles tribute. (January 29 – 30)
  • The Pack – Tribute to Frank, Dean and Sammy – Go back in time with the music, style, glitz and glamour of the legendary Rat Pack. (February 12 & 13)
  • The Garth Guy – Enjoy classic country favorites from the ultimate Garth Brooks Tribute show. (February 26 – 27)

As the safety of its guests and STARS (employees) is of paramount importance, WinterFest events have been developed in accordance with Marriott’s “Commitment to Clean” program and with enhanced protocols and social distancing measures. 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 GaylordTexan.comTo purchase event tickets, visit