Winter fun at the Waterfront District.

Whether you prefer an extravagant holiday display or a cozy experience, there are seasonal activities for every moment.

Nightly Tree Light Show Presented by Chase

Watch our 56-foot tree come to life each night with a breathtaking light show in the heart of the Waterfront District.

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One-of-a-kind finds and popular brands make the Waterfront District the best place to shop for everyone on your gift list.

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Warm up with a delicious meal or enjoy a seasonal treat after a day filled with holiday events at one of our 40+ restaurants.

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Fireworks Presented by Chase

Join us Saturday nights from November 16 – December 28 at 5:30pm for a spectacular fireworks display.

Santa at the Capital Wheel + Ice Princess & Snowman at the Carousel

Take a ride around the Capital Wheel with Saint Nick! Get your picture taken and share your wish list while overlooking National Harbor and the surrounding area.

Meet the Ice Princess and her favorite snowman before taking a spin on this classic amusement ride.

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Dickens Caroling Quartet


Enjoy one of the seasons most festive traditions – caroling!  The Dickens Caroling Quartet will be strolling through the Waterfront District on November 16th and December 22nd from 1:30pm – 3pm and will then gather on the Plaza stage for a performance before our holiday movie!

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Holiday Movies Presented by Chase

What’s winter without some classic movies? Bring your blankets and enjoy your favorite holiday films on our jumbo screen.

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Holiday Hotel Deals

With so much to enjoy, you’ll need more than one day to see it all! We have great rates and seasonal specials from our hotels and resorts, find the perfect package for your winter stay.

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ICE! at Gaylord National

The most anticipated event of the holiday season is back! Get tickets to see the story of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” carved out of 2 million pounds of ice.

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Free Holiday Hot Chocolate Presented by Chase

While you’re strolling the streets in the Waterfront District, enjoy free hot chocolate in select stores on Saturdays and Sundays from Noon – 9pm November 16 – December 29.

Click the link below for participating stores.

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Holiday Specials

Want to find all the great holiday deals? The link below has everything from unique experiences to Black Friday specials!

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Shop Small Saturday

On Small Business Saturday, the Waterfront District at National Harbor celebrates its boutiques and small businesses. In honor of Small Business Saturday, the Waterfront District is offering FREE PARKING from Noon til 6 pm on Saturday, November 30. Guests will receive their free parking voucher when they purchase anything from any restaurant or store in the Waterfront District.

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