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Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

201 Waterfront Street · National Harbor, Maryland 20745 USA

Christmas on the Potomac

ICE!® featuring Christmas Around the World

Enjoy more than TWO MILLION pounds of hand-carved colorful ice sculptures kept at a chilly 9 degrees as you celebrate cultural holiday traditions from the United Kingdom, Germany and more! Experience two-story ice slides, an enchanting Parade of Toys and larger-than-life ornaments. Visitors also can travel through the North Pole, sit inside Santa’s sleigh and see artisans from Harbin, China carve live inside the Frostbite Factory. Conclude your experience with the majesty of a full Nativity in stunning, crystal clear ice.

November 19, 2016 – January 1, 2016 (ICE! will be closed December 5-7)

For tickets & information: +1-301-965-4000
Location: Entrance is through the NEW Christmas Village.


ICE! is an indoor winter wonderland featuring:

  • Walk-through holiday attraction, kept at a chilly 9 degrees
  • Two million pounds of hand-carved ice sculptures
  • Five ice slides
  • Celebrates various countries' holiday celebrations
  • The Frostbite Factory – a live carving zone


ICE! Ticket Prices


Nov. 19-20; 23-27;
Dec. 3-4; 10-11; 17-18; 22-31;
Jan. 1


Nov. 21-22; 28-30;
Dec. 1-2; 8-9; 12-16; 19-21
(12 years +) $36
(12 years+) $29
(4-11 years) $29
(4-11 years) $21
Group $32 (Adult)
$27 (Children)
Group $23 (Adult)
$16 (Children)
Military Adult
(12 years +) $32
Military Adult
(12 years +) $25
Military Child
(4-11 years) $27
Military Child
(4-11 years) $17
Child (3 and under)
Child (3 and under)

ICE! will be closed December 5-7.

Extra Cool Hour

Overnight guests staying on one of our Christmas Packages can enjoy our Extra Cool Hour which offers one hour early access to ICE! on select dates.

Note: Last ticket will be sold 30 minutes before closing time. The time you have confirmed represents your designated line access time, and not the actual time you will enter the exhibit. The ICE! attraction is a self-guided, walk through experience that lasts approximately 15-30 minutes. In total, you should plan to spend anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours for the entire ICE! experience.

All transactions subject to sales tax and service fees. Discounted pricing not valid with any other offers or promotions. Most tickets can be printed at home and taken directly to the ICE! entry. Discounted tickets which require proof of eligibility must be picked up at the Box Office. Box Office stops selling tickets 30 minutes before daily show close.


Special Promotional Pricing

Military Tickets*

Military tickets valid for active and retired military and their family ONLY. Pre-purchased tickets must be picked up at Box Office. No e-tickets are available for Military Tickets. Valid ID must be presented.

Marriott Rewards Member Offer* — Discount on ICE! Tickets

Book by November 1 to save 30% on ICE! tickets by using promo code MRICE16

Discount available: Nov. 21-22, 28-30
Dec. 1-2, 8-9, 12-16 and 19-21

Online purchases must be redeemed at box office.

* Discount cannot be applied to Early Bird pricing or any other offers or promotions.


Play All Day + ICE!

Savings of nearly $35 when you bundle five of our popular holiday events: one admission of ICE! featuring Christmas Around the World, Gingerbread Decorating Corner, three amusement park rides, The Elf on the Shelf® Scavenger Hunt and a cup of Hot Cocoa! 

Adult (ages 12+) Child (ages 4-11)
$59.45* $59.44*

Children 3 and under subject to individual event pricing where applicable. Play All Day Pass is not required.
*Times vary by event. Subject to sales tax and service fee. Pass allows unlimited entry for date of purchase for events located in Christmas Village. Pass includes all events listed per person and passes cannot be refunded or transferred.


Special Experiences

ICE! VIP Guided Tours
Behind-the-scenes guided tour | Learn more (PDF)

ICE! Proposals
“Pop The Question” inside of ICE! | Learn more (PDF)

Hot Chocolate Shoppe
Warm up after a chilly trip through ICE! with a cup of delicious hot chocolate!
November 19, 2016 – January 1, 2017 (Closed: December 5-7)
Location: The NEW Christmas Village

ICE! Self-Parking

Gaylord National Resort offers a special 4 hour self-parking rate of $13 for guests visiting ICE!. You can purchase this reduced rate parking voucher at the ICE! Box Office on non-peak days, and directly at the Village of the North Pole on peak days. Save time and avoid the line by pre-purchasing your reduced price voucher online. Gaylord National Harbor Parking

This reduced price voucher is only accepted at Gaylord National’s self-parking and not valid in the National Harbor parking garages.

Important Notice

Strollers are not allowed at ICE! exhibit. Stroller parking provided outside of pre-show area. Due to the popularity of ICE! we strongly suggest you pre-purchase tickets to guarantee. ICE! exhibit is ADA accessible. ICE! slides are not ADA accessible.


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