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Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

201 Waterfront Street · National Harbor, Maryland 20745 USA

Christmas on the Potomac

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Don't miss everything there is to see and do at the Gaylord National Resort. There's no better way to celebrate the season!

You'll Be Mesmerized

Nightly Indoor Snowfall

It's always 72 degrees in our atrium, but you won't believe your eyes as it snows inside! A "must-see" during our Christmas celebration – a delightful indoor flurry occurs nightly as part of the Atrium fountain shows at 6, 7, 8 and 9 p.m. (free).

Spectacular Décor

Get in the spirit of the season as you discover the unique and festive décor around every bend of the entire resort! You’ll be mesmerized by our Christmas decorations, including more than two million lights that illuminate our soaring, glass atrium and outdoor garden areas.


Brightest Star Fountain Show

Hear a heartwarming narration of the classic Christmas story and watch as choreographed water and light "dances" to the music. Nightly at 7 and 9 p.m. (Free).


Sounds & Songs of Christmas

Enjoy both modern and classical Christmas carols synchronized to our fountain show. Be amazed as it snows inside our 72 degree atrium. Nightly at 6 and 8 p.m. (Free)


Tree of Light

Suspended from the center of our atrium, the 60-foot-tall Christmas tree is made entirely of synthetic “candy” glass. By day, it looks like a spectacular stained-glass window. At night, it glows brilliantly and casts a festive mood throughout our atrium.

Holiday Dining

The resort offers guests three full-service restaurants, four bars, two grab n’ go coffee shops, as well as special holiday menus. Leave the cooking to us and enjoy your Thanksgiving and Christmas!


Old Hickory Christmas Dinner

Old Hickory Wine & Cheese Classes – Holiday Edition

Christmas Family Feast at Pose Rooftop Lounge

Gourmet Holiday Yule Log Experience

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Old Hickory's Brunch with Santa

Hosted in Old Hickory Steakhouse, guests will delight in a menu of gourmet selections including assorted shell fish, artisanal cheese, lobster stuffed omelet, Oreo eggnog pie and more while visiting with Jolly ole’ Saint Nick himself.  

Location: Old Hickory Steakhouse
Dates: December 7, 14, and 21st , 2014
Operating Hours: 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Price: Limited availability pre-purchase recommended at or 301-965-4000
Adults (ages 12+) $75*; Children (ages 3-11) $40*; Free for kids ages two and under when accompanied by a paying adult. Complimentary  professional photo taken at the brunch.

*Price does not include tax and gratuity, which will be automatically added at the time of booking.



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Brunch with Santa Menu

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Photos with Santa

November 14 – 16 and November 20-December 24, 2014


Tell Santa what you want for Christmas and get a special keepsake photo. But hurry, he's only here thru December 24th!



Monday-Friday: 1 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Sundays: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m

November 27-28, December 13, 22-23: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

December 24: 10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.



Photo packages start at $25 plus sales tax (photo purchase required to meet Santa)

Location: Ballroom Level

Peeps® and Company Potomac Express Miniature Train Ride

November 14 – 16 and November 20, 2014 –January 4, 2015


Kids will love taking a ride aboard our miniature train! Open daily. Pricing: $3 per ride or three (3) rides for $5.


Open Daily


November 14 – January 4, 2015
Monday – Friday: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sundays: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Nov. 27-28, Dec. 21-Jan. 3: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Jan. 4: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Seasonal Spa Treatments

Celebrate the holidays and pamper yourself with these very merry spa treatments for men and women at Gaylord National’s very own Relâche Spa. No matter your choice, these treatments are pure bliss.


Spa gift certificates also make great stocking stuffers! Purchase Your Relâche Spa Gift Card Today!

Christmas on the Potomac