Christmas on the Potomac

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Your family’s favorite holiday tradition returns to the Gaylord National at National Harbor this year as the waterfront hotel and conference center opens for Christmas on the Potomac!

Welcoming guests from November 26 through December 31, 2021, the all-new “I Love Christmas Movies”-themed experience will include scenes and memorable moments from classic Christmas films you know and love. Reminisce through scenes from iconic movies like The Polar Express, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, A Christmas Story, and more.

Take in the Gaylord’s delightfully crafted experiences, including these family highlights:

Snow Flow Mountain
In this snow play space, slide through factory conveyor belts that have frozen solid and ride tubes down a thrilling plummet slide or hilly ice coaster at Snow Factory.

Ice Bumper Cars
If you like bumper cars, experience the thrill of driving them on ice! Slide, spin, and bump your friends and family as you zoom around.

Snowball Build & Blast
Build and toss real snowballs to boost the power of the snowmaking machines and earn points in this experience at Snow Factory, the mechanized, snowy play space.

Merry Snoopy Christmas Scavenger Hunt
Search high and low to help Snoopy deck his house out for the Dog House Decorating Competition in this fun scavenger hunt. Complete the quest to win a souvenir.

Mrs. Claus’ Christmas Traditions
Join the jolliest hostess of all for a fun-filled celebration of Christmas traditions. Delight in the retelling of the Christmas classic ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas, sing along to favorite holiday songs, and share a batch of Santa’s favorite snack — warm, freshly-baked Christmas cookies and ice cold milk.

Sugary Sweet Storytime
It’s confection perfection when the Sugar Plum Fairy and Nutcracker Prince join the fun for sugary storytelling and tasty treats. This celebration of sweets retells the story of The Nutcracker in an interactive experience, complete with holiday sing-alongs and lots of laughs.

Acres of Festive Decorations
Get in the spirit of the season as you discover more than 3 million dazzling Christmas lights around every bend of our resort. This includes a #LIT Holiday Light Show complete with a 55-foot suspended Starlight Christmas Tree.

Gingerbread Decorating Corner
Don’t wait — make a date to decorate! Let your Christmas creativity run wild when you adorn your gingerbread house or cookies. After you’ve reached confection perfection with your edible art, head over for a sweet meet-and-greet with Nutmeg, our very own gingerbread man.

Open to hotel guests and daytime visitors, experience more than 155,000-square-feet of holiday cheer and decor! With so much to see and do, the entire family will be more than ready for a magical holiday season.


Nov 26-Dec 31, 2021

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