Christmas season has officially kicked off! The music, the decorations, and all the amazing events that are going on around the country. The magic is certainly in the air. Our family recently experienced the best holiday event in our area: Gaylord National Christmas on the Potomac! This is a a must do for any family visiting or living in the DC area.
They couldn't wait to get to breakfast with Charlie Brown and Friends!
From now until January 1st 2017 you can experience everything the Gaylord has to offer for the season. The entire resort is like a Christmas wonderland. With special shows in the atrium, activities for the whole family, and the number one holiday attraction in the Capital Region- ICE, Gaylord National is the place to be for the holidays.
Our Christmas on the Potomac started off with Breakfast with Charlie Brown and Friends!
This event includes a buffet breakfast, featuring Peanuts-themed dishes, and one-of-a-kind time with everyone's favorite Peanuts characters!
After breakfast it was time to experience ICE! This year explore Christmas Around the World as you walk through more than TWO MILLION pounds of hand carved ice!
There are ice sculptures, two-story-tall ice slides, a live ice carving demonstration, and more!
The detail of the ice sculptures is amazing. I don't think these pictures do it justice, you have to see these for yourself!
Brr! 9 degrees is quite cold! Time to warm up with the other holiday fun at the Gaylord. Grab your hot chocolate and decorate a Gingerbread. You might even spot a familiar Gingerbread Man! There is also The Elf on the Shelf® Scavenger Hunt, tea cups, carousel, Build-A-Bear Workshop, and more!
At night the atrium comes to life with two free new shows: Very Merry Atrium Show and Rock’n Around the Starlight Tree Atrium Show! Lights dancing, indoor snowfall, 60-feet high water jets, and more will delight the whole family. Shows begin at 6pm nightly. Check with the guide for any changes during your stay.
Christmas on the Potomac 2016
There is so much to do and see at Christmas on the Potomac. Plan your visit here today!
Our visit was hosted by the Gaylord National. All opinions are my own.
What a fun day. It looks like it was a wee bit chilly but all the playing made it fun. I love the lights so pretty.
I would love to see the ice sculptures and try out the slide, too (at least once). Based on the photos a great time was had by all!
Your pictures really captured the moment. Looks like so much fun!! The decorations are pretty
I always see these green Christmas photos and it makes me want to pack my bags and head to the airport! Looks like you guys had a wonderful time.
Looks like a really fun time! I would love to pack everything up this Christmas and head to Potomac!
That looks like so much fun. There is a Gaylord resort near me in Orlando that does something for Christmas. I need to go check it out this year.
Lisa J Lewis
I would like to take my family to the Potomac! Love the Christmas theme! My son would dig it, especially the slides! Sign me up!
Looks like a great time! Those ice sculptures are gorgeous too! Would love to check this out someday.
We are going to ICE! When we are in Nashville over Christmas. We can’t wait!!!
This looks like so much fun!! I know my family would love a visit their during the holidays, wish I lived nearby.