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Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

201 Waterfront Street · National Harbor, Maryland 20745 USA

Christmas on the Potomac

ICE!® featuring Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

ICE! — our signature holiday attraction — is back with a new theme in 2017. Experience your favorite scenes from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer brought to life in our walk-through winter wonderland. Celebrate the season at our National Harbor hotel.

November 18, 2017 – January 1, 2018

For tickets & information: +1-301-965-4000
Hours of Operation: Vary by day and subject to change. Event times and ticketing options are listed by day on purchase tickets calendar
Location: Entrance inside The Christmas Village.


Note: All content contained in this site was valid for this past 2017 holiday season. Sign up and be the first to know what we have in store for the 2018 holiday season!


ICE! is an indoor winter wonderland featuring:

  • Walk-through holiday attraction, kept at a chilly 9°F
  • Two million pounds of ice sculptures hand-carved by 35 artisans from Harbin, China. Learn more about The Making of ICE!
  • Four ice slides
  • Colorful ice sculptures depicting the story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  • A stunning crystal clear ice sculpture scene of the Nativity


ICE! Ticket Prices* - From $24 child/$32 adult

  • Value days: Nov. 18-22, 26-30 | Dec. 1, 3-8, 10-15, 18-21
  • General Admission: Nov. 23-25 | Dec. 2, 9, 16-17, 31 | Jan. 1
  • Peak days: Dec. 22-30

Extra Cool Hour

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


Special Discounts

Group Tickets

Save $6 off retail price of ticket. Valid for groups 20+.

For information regarding Group Ticket Sales please contact 301-965-4006.


Military Tickets

Save up to 20% on ICE! tickets by showing your Military ID.

Military tickets valid for active and retired military and their family only. Tickets must be purchased at the Box Office. Valid ID must be presented. Subject to tax and service fee.


Scout Days Return to ICE!
Valid Event Dates: Nov. 19, 26 | Dec. 3 - 7
Use promo code SCOUT17 to save $7* on tickets.

Wear your uniform and receive a free ICE! Patch*.
*Patches available while supplies last on select days only.  $7 off is not valid on early bird ICE! prices.

Marriott Rewards Exclusive Offers

Marriott Rewards Member Offer — Discount on ICE! Tickets

Save 25% on ICE! tickets by using promo code MRICE17**.

**Not valid with any other offers or discounts. 


Marriott Rewards Exclusive Rates

Save 20%** on Sunday-Thursday stays this Holiday season!

**Discount applies to non-promotional room only rates.


Special Experiences

  • ICE! Proposals | “Pop The Question” inside of ICE! | Learn more (PDF)
  • Cocoa Shoppe | After all the fun Christmas activities and ICE!, warm up with a cup of hot cocoa and sweet treats!

ICE! Self-Parking

  • $15 | 3-hour self-parking for guests visiting ICE!

Purchase this reduced rate parking voucher at the ICE! Box Office.

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

Know Before you Go

  • 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 attraction.
  • 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.
  • Please be aware there are strobe lights used in this attraction.

*Pricing is based on child (ages 4-11) and adult (ages 12+) regular admission during value days. Subject to tax and service fee. Payment is non-refundable. Play All Day Pass allows unlimited entry for date of purchase for events located in Christmas Village. Passes cannot be separated or transferred. Children 3 and under subject to individual event pricing where applicable (Play All Day Pass is not required).


PEPSI, PEPSI-COLA and the Pepsi Globe are registered trademarks of PepsiCo, Inc.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and all related elements © & ™ under license to Character Arts, LLC. All rights reserved.

© Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. Used with permission. All rights reserved.