Entertainment Editor

Kissimmee’s own Gaylord Palms seems like the place to be for all of this season’s holiday happenings. With a magnificent (And HUGE!) atrium tree, live performances by Cirque du Soleil, character breakfasts with the characters from Elf on a Shelf and the nine-degree ICE! walk-through attraction, it’s hard to believe that the resort and convention center could offer more.

But wait… there is more.

Gaylord Palms will also present its Sounds of the Season concert series, starting in December. Presented by the Celebration Golf Club, the six-concert lineup includes a variety of musical styles.

Sounds of the Season

Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 8 p.m.

Sandi Patty — the most awarded female vocalist in contemporary gospel music history, who holds five Grammy awards, four Billboard Music Awards, three platinum records, five gold records, and eleven million units sold.


Thursday, Dec. 6, at 8 p.m.

Deejay Young — a vocalist and songwriter, who got his musical start at the young age of five on the National Tour of the hit Gospel-theatrical stage play, "Daddy Please Don't Leave.” His latest project and debut holiday album, "An Unplugged Christmas," was an Amazon Music Top Holiday Album seller upon its release.

Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 8 p.m.

Voctave —  an 11-member a cappella group from the Central Florida area. Members of the musical group that formed in 2015 has professional roots with Walt Disney World entertainment. From gospel music to musical theater, contemporary Christian to barbershop, pop music to choral specialists, Voctave voices have covered it all both in and out of the a cappella realm. The group has multiple No. 1 songs and albums on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify, and has also ranked in the top 25 on Billboard Magazine’s charts.


Tuesday, Dec. 18, at 8 p.m.

Holidays in Hollywood — Enjoy the seasonal sounds of the silver screen with this concert featuring Christmas songs from classic holiday films performed by some of Central Florida’s most talented and diverse vocalists. These singers have performed all over the world and will leave attendees in awe of their unique voices.

Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 8 p.m.

4eva29 — What started out as a girl group named “FLIRT,” has become a group of pop-star moms. They have performed on Broadway, in Las Vegas and at Walt Disney World. In their special performance at Gaylord Palms, the ladies of 4eva29 will put their own spin on holiday classics like "Jingle Bells,” "Santa Baby,” and of course, Mariah Carey’s “All I want for Christmas is You.”

Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 8 p.m.

VoicePlay — Locally based, but internationally known, VoicePlay introduced their sound to the world on Season 4 of NBC’s “The Sing-Off.”  The group creates a theatrical experience with their “music-without-music” sound, bouncing between eras and styles.


All Sounds of the Season performances take place in the St. Augustine Atrium. Ticket prices vary $25 to $40. Each ticket includes a special concert patron-exclusive visit to the ICE! attraction after the performance.

To learn more about Sounds of the Season or to purchase tickets online in advance, visit www.ChristmasAtGaylordPalms.com/SoundsOfTheSeason.

For more information about Christmas at Gaylord Palms, visit www.ChristmasAtGaylordPalms.com.