NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., December 17, 2020—Celebrate the holidays at the Washington, D.C. region’s premier waterfront escape. National Harbor’s popular holiday celebrations takes place throughout the destination with events and activities all season long for the whole family. Here are nine ways to celebrate the season at National Harbor:
1. Ignite your Holiday Spirit with a Festive Tree Lighting Every Night
Now through January 3, ignite your holiday spirit with the lighting of the 56-foot tree and two million twinkling lights in the Waterfront District at National Harbor. The tree light show takes place nightly, every half hour from sundown to 9 p.m. On weekends (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) there’s snowfall over the tree during the light show.
2 Shop Boutique and Unique Stores
From brands you know like Carhartt and Alex and Ani to unique stores like A Beautiful Closet, BrookieGirl Bath + Body Care, Brackish Waters, Cariloha Bamboo, and ZAAF to sweets from Savannah’s Candy Kitchen, The Furlough Cheesecake and Messy Treatz, there’s something here for everyone. Baseball fans will love the brand new Washington Nationals Team Store. Support local artists at the Prince George’s Arts & Humanities Council arts’tination store.
3. Take a Spin on The Capital Wheel with the Holidate to Remember Package
The Capital Wheel’s Holidate to Remember package includes two tickets to The Capital Wheel; two insulated souvenir cups filled with choice of hot cocoa, spiked apple cider, beer or wine; a 6×8” photo and up to 4 hours of free parking all for only $45+tax.
4. Shop the Outlets
Tanger Outlets with its 85 designer brands, offers special in person shopping with social distancing and CDC protocols. Shoppers may shop virtually with the exclusive Virtual Shopper, or call ahead and pick up goods curbside. You’ll love the new Shop More Lug Less program where you can have your items shipped at Shopper Services via LugLess.
5. Gift Yourself
Receive a free National Harbor coaster with a minimum $50 purchase at participating retailers in the Waterfront District at National Harbor while supplies last. While you’re strolling, take a cup of free cocoa to-go at participating stores. Visit national.harbor.com/holidays for participating locations.
6. Practice Makes Perfect
National Harbor offers a variety of entertainment venues including Topgolf where you can enjoy food and drinks with friends and family in a socially-distanced environment while you practice your golf drive. Muse Paintbar provides another great gift option or activity. Enjoy an in person class with reduced capacity or purchase one of their kits with an online instructional video. Both locations also offer gift cards so you can purchase and send a unique gift.
7. Stop by the MGM National Harbor Conservatory
Each year, the MGM National Harbor spends weeks working on a spectacular display in its conservatory. It’s worth stopping by to see. While you’re there, you can shop some of the retail, including the newly opened store Shyft, eat at one of the many restaurants and you can also try your luck on the casino floor.
8. Take in the Nearby Winter Lights
Bring a little twinkle to your holidays at Watkins Regional Park’s Winter Festival of Lights with a 2.5 million light drive-through experience. The park is close to National Harbor. You will also enjoy an enchanting evening of holiday lights at George Washington’s Mount Vernon Winter Glow. See the estate illuminated with soft lights and winter patterns as you listen to Christmas carolers and visit an 18th century winter encampment.
9. Plan your Holiday Harborcation Getaway
National Harbor offers a range of accommodations including MGM National Harbor, The Westin National Harbor, The AC Hotel and Harborside Hotel. Put these together with restaurants, shopping and many of the activities above, and you have a great weekend that is as relaxing or action-packed as you’d like.
During the pandemic, National Harbor is operating on CDC protocols and following Prince Georges County guidelines and restrictions. Please be sure to wear a mask and keep six feet away from others. Crowds are not allowed. Guests are encouraged to watch the nightly tree show socially distanced from each other on the Plaza. For more information about celebrating the Holidays at National Harbor, visit www.NationalHarbor.com/holidays.
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About the Waterfront District at National Harbor
Situated on the banks of the Potomac River and just minutes from the nation’s capital, National Harbor is a waterfront resort community unlike any other. The vibrant Waterfront District at National Harbor offers unique boutique shops and well-loved stores along wide, walkable streets. More than 30 restaurants include award-winning Succotash; The Walrus Oyster and Ale House; Grace’s Mandarin; and Bond 45. Highly recognized for its iconic Capital Wheel, a 180-foot observation wheel offering panoramic views that include D.C. monuments; the Waterfront District features seasonal activities and concerts. Capital Bike Share makes it possible to bike to the Waterfront District on National Harbor’s newly paved waterfront trail. There are also many exciting special events and activities. The property was named as one of the top places in the nation to observe spectacular sunsets. For more information, visit www.NationalHarbor.com.
CONTACT: Vicki Bendure,
APRBendure Communications, Inc.