Gaylord National’s Christmas on the Potomac

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During the holidaysNovember 18, 2017-January 1, 2018, the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center at the National Harbor becomes a true winter wonderland — with dazzling seasonal lights, complete with nightly indoor snowfalls, the songs and sounds of Christmas, visits from Santa, gingerbread decorating, and much more! After visiting ICE’s two million pounds of hand-carved, colorful ice sculptures, check out the other opportunities available:

JOY: A Holiday Spectacular Atrium Show
The Gaylord National Singers ignite the atrium with their beautiful voices during this musical experience. Listen to their rich harmonies as they sing both classic and modern songs that you are sure to love! This show is followed by the Tree Lighting Show that features laser lights, dancing water, snowfall, and more music! Ticket holders receive special seating. Learn more about this special experience!

Rudolph’s Holly Jolly Breakfast
Rudolph and his pals, Clarice and Bumble, are ready to delight families with a wonderful dining experience this year! This interactive character breakfast includes a variety of breakfast options, including table side visits, reindeer games, and even a Sing-a-Long! Professional photo packages will also be available for this one-of-a-kind opportunity! Learn more.

Christmas Village
Christmas Village is where you’ll find all kinds of magical holiday fun for the young and young-at-heart. Entrance to the Christmas Village is free, with a variety of ticketed events and attractions found inside! Check out all of the amazing Christmas Village attractions to make your visit one to remember:

Christmas Carousel & Attractions
Take a spin on the Christmas Carousel found in The Village of the North Pole! For riders 42” or taller, and those with an accompanying adult, enjoy this timeless family-favorite activity! Tickets are $5 for all riders. Learn more.

Build-A-Bear Workshop Scavenger Hunt
The Gaylord Hotels’ very own Polar Bear, Snowburst, and some of his bear-y best friends have decorated the Gaylord National this year! But now that the decorating is done, it’s time for you to track down all these bears, hidden throughout the resort! Can you find them? Learn more and sign up for this fun holiday adventure here! Kids and adults can also visit the Build-A-Bear Workshop in Christmas Village during this special time of year and create their own special holiday friend! Learn more.

Gingerbread Decorating Corner
Families are invited to enjoy decorating a gingerbread masterpiece this year! Complete with all the supplies — from icing to candy — you’ll get the opportunity to create a yummy work of art to take home with you. Plus, you can share a hug or two with Nutmeg, Gaylord Hotels’ in-house Gingerbread Man! Learn more.

Photos with Santa
Santa is waiting to hear your child’s wish list daily in the Christmas Village! *While Christmas on the Potomac lasts through January 1, 2018, Santa will only be around until December 24, 2017, since he needs to report back to the North Pole for Christmas Day! Learn more.

Potomac Express Miniature Train Ride
If you have a train lover (12-years of age or younger) in your family, they’ll delight in taking a spin on this indoor miniature train and traveling through the “Village of the North Pole!” Open daily, families can buy individual train rides for $4.99. Learn more.

Glacier Glide Ice Skating
Skate through the season with the Gaylord Hotels’ indoor ice-skating rink! Sure to bring back some fond memories, this timeless tradition is the perfect way to spend the afternoon! Learn more.

Cookies with Mrs. Claus
Mrs. Claus reads a holiday classic to the kids this year, followed by some ice-cold milk and cookies! Plus, little ones will receive their very own autographed book from Mrs. Claus herself! Learn more.

Holiday Dining
They Gaylord boasts a wide-range of holiday dining options for your family, including three restaurants, four bars, and a coffee shop open year-round! Seasonally, guests will enjoy a Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day Grand Buffet at Pienza Marketplace or a Thanksgiving Day or Christmas Day Prix-Fixe menu at Old Hickory Steakhouse. Reservations are recommended. Learn more.

The Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center is located at National Harbor at 201 Waterfront St., National Harbor, MD, 20745. Connect: Online | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | (301) 965-4000.

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