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Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

201 Waterfront Street · National Harbor, Maryland 20745 USA

Christmas on the Potomac

  • 201 Waterfront Street
  • National Harbor, Maryland
  • 20745 USA
  • 1-301-965-4000

Christmas on the Potomac has officially come to a close this holiday season. We would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to all of our guests who made it one of our finest yet – and hope to see all of you again in 2014! We will soon announce what we have in store for the upcoming holiday season so you can make your 2014 holiday plans early! Wishing you a most rewarding and fruitful new year.


Note:  All information contained in this site represents 2013 holiday offerings, themes and dates.  Stay tuned for 2014 announcements.



Guests will step into a magical wonderland with two million twinkling lights, amazing nightly indoor snowfall, beautiful dancing fountains, and ICE! featuring ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. Be amazed by this walk-thru attraction of life-size ice sculptures hand-carved from over two million pounds of ice – including a two-story-tall ice slide and an all-new attraction – Christmas in New York – an interactive ice display featuring iconic sights and sounds of The Big Apple during the holiday season. Guests can also enjoy delicious holiday dining experiences. Looking for more? Then relax at Relâche Spa & Salon with one of our seasonal spa treatments or get creative as you decorate gingerbread with Gingy – the most famous gingerbread man of all. It's all part of Christmas on the Potomac at Gaylord National Resort!

To help you plan your stay, check out a calendar view of many of our scheduled events.

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Note: Times displayed in the calendar are start times. End times vary by event and may have multiple showings throughout the day. Additional event details, including ticketing options, are displayed after clicking on the individual event name.

ICE!™ Featuring 'Twas the Night Before Christmas

Gaylord National’s must-see holiday attraction is back with an all new Christmas Theme. ICE! featuring 'Twas the Night Before Christmas – presented by Pepsi - brings to life the classic poem sculpted from over two million pounds of ice! Discover for yourself this heartwarming story about the magic of Santa brought to life in amazing 3D colored and clear ice– PLUS, enjoy a special new interactive surprise!

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Christmassy DreamWorks Experience

Where can you have breakfast with a Lemur? Meet the world-famous DreamWorks Animation characters King Julien, Shrek, Fiona, Puss in Boots and Po or have sticky fun creating a gingerbread masterpiece with Gingy – the most famous gingerbread man ever?  Only at Gaylord National’s Christmas on the Potomac celebration!

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More Things to Do

Don't miss everything there is to see and do at the Gaylord National Resort.  From dancing fountains shooting 60’ feet in the air, to the world’s tallest “candy glass” tree and nightly snowfall indoors -   there's no better place to celebrate the season and make lasting memories come true!

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Christmas Vacation Packages

Celebrate the season with an overnight Christmas Getaway that includes UNLIMITED admission to ICE! Book your Christmas on the Potomac Package today!

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Marriott Rewards Holiday Offer

Save 20%* on best available room rates for Holiday stays, plus a free room upgrade at time of check-in. Enjoy 20% off retail ticket prices for ICE! Also take advantage of our Holiday PointSavers.

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View our Christmas on the Potomac highlights video!

Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda and related character and properties © 2013 DreamWorks Animation, LLC. Pepsi and Pepsi Globe are registered trademarks of PepsiCo, Inc.

Christmas on the Potomac