What’s Happening at the Harbor?

What’s Happening at the Harbor?


National Harbor’s Waterfront District is still buzzing with holiday excitement! This weekend you can expect to find a ton of family friendly, FREE, and magical ways to celebrate the Christmas Season. Holiday’s at the Harbor are presented by Chase.

Take your family picture in front of our 56 foot Christmas tree!

Enjoy free hot chocolate from participating shops on Saturday and Sunday!

Catch a Christmas classic, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, on the Jumbo Screen at 3:30pm on Saturday. Thanks to Chase there will be free popcorn, blankets, hand warmers, and gloves while supplies last.

While you’re watching the tree light and firework show at 5:30pm on Saturday, do a little dance when the snow falls.


Bobby McKeys Live Music and Santa OH MY!

All Ages Christmas Show Purchase your tickets here! https://www.bobbymckeys.com/buy-show-tickets

Price includes seats, fountain drink, and buffet.*

The show is run by your requests. Encourage your kids to request songs they’d like to hear. Paper and pencils are provided for this purpose. The players are great at Disney theme songs, today’s pop hits, or old school tunes. During the holiday season, carols and Chanukah songs are encouraged. If the players are not familiar with a song they will let you know and may ask you to choose another option.

The Christmas performances this year will have the following show times: Sat Dec 7 12pm-2:30pm, Sat Dec 14 12pm-2:30pm, Sun Dec 15 1pm-3:30pm, Sat Dec 21 12pm-2:30pm, and Sat Dec 21 3:30pm-6pm. When booking, please select show time you would like next to the date field. Kids under 2 years get in free, however, please include them in your count so we can know how many high chairs to prepare if need be.


Gaylord National Resort’s ICE! featuring “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”

Kicking off the festivities will be Gaylord National Resort’s Christmas On The Potomac presented by Pepsi. Guests to the resort this holiday season will experience an extra 7,000 pounds of ice with new attractions including Reindeer Rush Ice Tubing and an outdoor ice skating rink. The two offerings add to Gaylord National Resort’s more than 2 million pounds of ice used to create colorful, life-size ice sculptures for the resort’s signature attraction, ICE!, presented by DEI©. Attendees can also look forward to a festive celebration featuring “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”  They will be transported into a magical Who-ville experience with interactive ice sculptures and displays, a children’s miniature train, Cirque Dreams Unwrapped stage show and Atrium Laser Light Show.  Overnight packages, attraction details and ticket information can be found at: www.ChristmasOnThePotomac.com.

MGM National Harbor

Sparkling Festival at Fish by José Andrés

Enjoy the holiday season at Fish by José Andrés with a two-week celebration of bubbles! From November 29 – December 15, enjoy sparkling wine flights, cocktails and special bites. Sparkling Festival is the perfect holiday season activity to enjoy with family and friends.


Experience Coca-Cola Wonderland

‘Tis the most wonderful time of the year at MGM National Harbor. Stop by the Lobby Bar for the Coca-Cola Wonderland December 9, 10, 20, 21, 22, 23 & 31. Enjoy a refreshing Cinnamon Coke, take a selfie with Santa’s elves and the Coca-Cola Polar Bears, and enjoy special winter weather giveaways.


Mariah Carey: All I Want For Christmas Is You Tour

Global singing and songwriting icon, Mariah Carey, brings her All I Want For Christmas Is You Tour to The Theater for a limited holiday engagement. Catch her perform her biggest hits plus the celebrated music from her album, Merry Christmas, on December 9 & 10.


Christmas at Mount Vernon

Daytime Christmas Events at Mount Vernon

Explore Mount Vernon during the holiday season and experience festive events, many included with general daytime admission, like chocolate making demonstrations, holiday fifing, and meeting Aladdin the Christmas camel! www.mountvernon.org/christmas

Mount Vernon by Candlelight

Join Mount Vernon for their annual candlelit guided tours and learn more about holiday traditions in 18th-century Virginia! www.mountvernon.org/candlelight

Christmas Illuminations at Mount Vernon

Illuminate the holiday season with sparkling fireworks overlooking the Potomac River with Christmas Illuminations at Mount Vernon, December 20 & 21! www.mountvernon.org/illuminations




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Winter’s Eve

Sat, Dec 7, 2019 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

National Colonial Farm
3400 Bryan Point Road, Accokeek, MD 20607, United States

Celebrate the season at the Accokeek Foundation’s annual Winter’s Eve celebration! Tour the National Colonial Farm by candlelight while its halls are decked for the holidays, listen to caroling around the bonfire, and enjoy roast-your-own-chestnuts. Visit the crafting tent to create earth-friendly holiday gifts and make a wreath from farm-fresh greenery. Warm up with a trip to the hot cocoa bar, and don’t forget to stop by the Visitor Center to shop National Colonial Farm souvenirs and one-of-a-kind gifts from local artists.

This event is free to attend, but some activities are ticketed.