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Entertainment & Things To Do

Perched on the shores of the Potomac River and just minutes from downtown Washington, D.C., experience convenient access to National Harbor, Maryland's most beloved attractions, including the Capital Wheel, TopGolf, MGM National Harbor®, and Tanger Outlets. At the resort, discover sunset river views, fountain shows and family-friendly activities year-round.

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 Giant christmas tree and white stars hanging from ceiling with blue accent lighting, shining through the atrium glass. Gaylord logo white and gold

Holiday Events & Activities

Every season is one of discovery at Gaylord National! This holiday season, there is something for everyone during Christmas on the Potomac!

Family looking at set piece of a house exterior lit by Christmas lights. Gaylord logo white and gold.

Ticket Bundles: Save up to 25%

Save BIG when you bundle I Love Christmas Movies™ with other holiday events.

Washington monument at dusk. Gaylord logo white and gold

The Potomac Region

The Potomac region is not only home to the nation's capital but also to a diverse array of cultural and historical attractions reflecting the United States' rich heritage.

MGM National Harbor

Discover the new MGM National Harbor just 1.3 miles from Gaylord National featuring world famous music and comedy performances at the MGM National Harbor theater or enjoy the excitement of luxury table games and slot machines.

View of MGM from harbor at dusk.

Pose Rooftop Lounge

Celebrate at Replay at Pose Rooftop Lounge, an 80’s themed pop-up bar offering river views, over-the-top milkshakes and more. The rooftop bar will feature Insta-worthy environments, neon lights, retro arcade games and the best of 80’s music.

View of Pose Interior with chairs and pillars in white, blue, and pink

Relâche Spa

Discover true relaxation with a destressing massage or or rejuvenating facial at our luxurious Relâche Spa, awarded Four Stars by Forbes Travel Guide.

Couple holding hands in spa relaxation area.

Dining Options & Events

Discover some of the most distinctive dining experiences and kid-friendly restaurants at our resort.

Restaurant dining room with view of atrium.

Spectacular Fountain Shows

The Atrium Fountain is a majestic display of lights, sound and dancing water that shoots 60-feet high. Gaze at the fountain from the Lower Atrium, or enjoy a bird's-eye view while enjoying a cocktail at Belvedere Lobby Bar. See the fountain perform shows every night in our Atrium at 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm. Show times subject to change.

Fountain with holiday lighting Image

Unwind Under Our Atrium

Guests love relaxing in our signature atrium, framing dramatic views of the Potomac River, leading to DC's famous monuments and museums. You won't believe what we have under one roof!

View of harbor from Gaylord National atrium
Gaylord National Atrium Lobby
Gaylord National Atrium Lobby
More Hotel Activities

At Gaylord National, you'll find unique boutiques, stores and retail shops all under one roof. Express yourself with exclusive fashion apparel and accessories. Surprise that special someone with exquisite jewelry or another fine gift. Or shop for the ideal D.C. souvenir.

Potomac Playzone

It's game time! Enjoy our interactive video games at the Potomac Playzone, we have something for everyone, and will keep you entertained for hours.