The first big tree lighting in the area kicked off the holiday season at the Gaylord Conference Center.
The unique tree weighs 7,000 and is made up of 200 individual pieces of glass shaped into leaves of holly. The entire tree is suspended from the ceiling. The tree lighting was set off by a backdrop of fireworks.
The Grinch, the classic Dr. Seuss character, was the star of the show. He showed off his more cheerful side.
Afterward, everyone bundled up and took a tour through the Grinch-themed ICE show. This year’s ICE show takes visitors on a tour through “Whoville,” and those who are game can go down an icy slide.