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Nine Ways to Celebrate the Holidays at National Harbor
The nine must-do activities at National Harbor including Christmas tree lightings, hot chocolate, gift-with-purchase, special Capital Wheel packages, shopping and more!
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., Nov. 29, 2022—Celebrate the holidays at the Washington, D.C. region’s premier waterfront resort escape. National Harbor’s popular holiday celebrations take 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:
Ignite your Holiday Spirit with the Lighting of a New, RGB, 60-ft. Tree Every Night
Now through January 2, ignite your holiday spirit with the lighting of the new, RGB (red, green, blue computer generated light that creates more than 16 million hues of light) 60-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 sunset to 9 p.m. The light show dances alongside a holiday medley recorded by the U.S. Air Force Band. Saturdays till December 17, guests will enjoy a spectacular fireworks display following the 5:30 p.m. tree lighting.
Experience SO.MUCH.CHRISTMAS and ICE! at Gaylord National Resort
Back this year at Gaylord National Resort, the world-famous interactive ICE! attraction returns with A Christmas Story in larger-than-life sculptures and slides made completely of ice. The hand-carving of 10 million pounds of ice is done over 6 weeks by 40 artisans from Harbin, China. ICE! is part of Gaylord National’s holiday celebration “SO.MUCH.CHRISTMAS” that includes photos with Santa, ice bumper cars, and more! For additional information, visit https://www.nationalharbor.com/events/ice-at-gaylord-national-resort/.
Shop Boutique and Unique Stores and Receive a National Harbor Snow Globe with a Purchase, Plus Complimentary Hot Chocolate at Participating Retailers
Browse a diverse collection of stores and unique boutiques from known brands like Carhartt and Comfort One Shoes to boutiques including BrookieGirl Bath + Body Care, Corinto Gallery, Brackish Waters, ZAAF and MahoganyBooks to sweets from Savannah’s Candy Kitchen and The Furlough Cheesecake, there’s something for everyone. Receive a free National Harbor snow globe when you spend $50-$100 at participating retailers. And shoppers can also enjoy complimentary hot chocolate from participating retailers.
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 beverages including cocktails, mocktails, beer, wine, hard seltzer or soda, two souvenir cups, two 6x8” photos, one 4x6 photo, a digital download to remember your experience and four hours of free parking. All for just $55. Links should go to our website
Take Pictures with Santa at The Capital Wheel
Meet and take photos with Santa before a spin on The Capital Wheel on Dec. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18 from 2-4 p.m. Ticket purchase to The Capital Wheel required for photo opportunity. The Capital Wheel soars 180-ft. above and provides spectacular views from its heated gondolas.
MGM National Harbor is All Dressed Up and Featuring Cirque Dreams Holidaze
MGM National Harbor celebrates the holiday season with spectacular decorations throughout including the property’s popular Conservatory where the holidays come alive with a breathtaking display. Cirque Dreams Holidaze will be at the Theater at MGM National Harbor from Dec. 15-18.
Shop Tanger Outlets
Tanger Outlets with its 85 designer brands, features great holiday gift guides to help shoppers find the perfect gifts. It also offers a fun Elf on the Shelf Magical Holiday Scavenger Hunt with a chance to win a $250 gift card. Link to our site
Gather with Friends
National Harbor offers a variety of entertainment venues including Topgolf where you can enjoy food and drinks with friends and family while you practice your golf drive. Muse Paintbar provides another great gift option or activity for the creative ones. This year National Harbor is offering a variety of ticketed classes in the Sunset Room that include Holiday Wreath Making, Centerpiece Making Class and Cooking Classes. Bobby McKeys Dueling Piano Bar has special holiday party packages for groups as well as general public hours when you can gather with friends for an evening of fun and nostalgia.
Holiday Movies on the Potomac
Pack your chairs and blankets, grab food to go from one of the delicious dining establishments and meet on the Plaza’s big screen for a free afternoon of fun for all ages with holiday classics. Movies play at 2pm on Sundays till December 18.
Given National Harbor’s eight hotels, more than 40 restaurants and a wide variety of entertainment options, the property is the perfect destination for a long-weekend or weeklong visit. With Washington, D.C. just a few minutes away, it’s the perfect location for a exploring all that Washington, D.C. and National Harbor have to offer. For more information about celebrating the Holidays at National Harbor and hotel deals, visit www.NationalHarbor.com/holidays.
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About National Harbor
Situated on the banks of the historic Potomac River and just minutes from the nation’s capital, National Harbor is a waterfront resort destination unlike any other. National Harbor is home to eight hotels including two of Maryland’s Four Diamond rated hotels—Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center and MGM National Harbor. Also within National Harbor is Tanger Outlets’ 85 designer brands. The vibrant Waterfront District at National Harbor features boutique shops, restaurants and entertainment options along picturesque promenades as well as the iconic Capital Wheel, a 180-ft observation wheel and the Guide by Cell outdoor art gallery tour. National Harbor typically welcomes more than 14 million visitors a year. For more information, visit www.NationalHarbor.com.