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Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

201 Waterfront Street · National Harbor, Maryland 20745 USA

  • 1-301-965-4000

Christmas on the Potomac

  • 1-301-965-4000

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ICE!® featuring Santa Claus is Comin' to Town

November 21, 2015 – January 3, 2016
NEW! Location: Orchard Terrace. Enter thru The Village of The North Pole in the hotel's exhibit hall.


Learn how Santa Claus started giving toys to good girls and boys in the retelling of the classic television special, Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town, celebrating its 45th anniversary this year. Our ice sculptures and ice slides are fun for the whole family and part of Christmas on the Potomac at our National Harbor resort.

Note: All content contained in this site was valid for this past 2015 holiday season.

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
  • 7 individual rooms depicting the story of Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town
  • The Frostbite Factory – a live carving zone


Christmas on the Potomac Highlights Video

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 by Booking Here

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

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)

ICE! Frequently Asked Questions
& Slide Rules (PDF)

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 availability.

ICE! Ticket Prices

Nov. 21 – 22; 25-29; Dec. 5-6, 12-13, 18-31; Jan. 1-3
Nov. 23-24; Nov. 30 – Dec. 4; Dec. 7-11; Dec. 14-17
(12 years +) $35
(12 years+) $28
(3-11 years) $28
(3-11 years) $20
Group $31 (Adult)
$26 (Children)
Group $22 (Adult)
$15 (Children)
Military Adult
(12 years +) $31
Military Adult
(12 years +) $24
Military Child
(3-11 years) $26
Military Child
(3-11 years) $16
Child (2 and under) FREE   Child (2 and under) FREE


All sales are final and tickets are non-refundable.
Not valid with any other discounts.


Note: last ticket will be sold 30 minutes before closing time.


All transactions subject to sales tax, $2.00 facility fee when booked by internet or Box Office and $5.00 fee when booked by phone. 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

Save 20% on ICE! tickets by using promo code MRICE15


Discount available: Nov. 30 – December 4 & December 7–11

Online purchases must be redeemed at box office.

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



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