Lone Star Christmas

The Hotel: Gaylord Texan Resort

The City: Grapevine, TX

The Dates: November 8, 2012 to January 1, 2013

If You Do One Thing: Plunge 20-feet down an ice slide and push your holiday cheer decibel level up to 11.

Other Highlights: ICE! featuring DreamWorks' Merry Madagascar (pictured above) is an icy spectacle hand-carved by 40 artisans from two million pounds of ice.

• Say "Skadoosh!" as you experience snow tubing on an eight-lane tubing hill covered in real snow at the hands of 'Kung Fu Panda'.

• 'A Rise of the Guardians' themed scavenger hunt lets the little ones solve a puzzle using clues as they vie for the grand prize.