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Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

201 Waterfront Street · National Harbor, Maryland 20745 USA

ICE!® featuring Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas!

Christmas on the Potomac

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November 15, 2019 - December 30, 2019
Entrance inside The Christmas Village at Gaylord National

ICE! is back with an all new theme featuring the 1957 Dr. Seuss classic How The Grinch Stole Christmas! Watch how the Grinch tries to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville through interactive ice sculptures and displays. Experience your favorite scenes in magnificent hand-carved sculptures made from more than 2 million pounds of ice.


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Create the ultimate experience this holiday season AND save money while you do it! Combine ICE! with 2 or more events and save up to 30% on your visit.

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November 15 - December 30, 2019
Hours of Operation: Vary by day and subject to change | Location: Entrance inside The Christmas Village at Gaylord National
For tickets & information: 1-301-965-4000


ICE! is an indoor winter wonderland kept at a chilly 9 degrees featuring:

  • Hand-carved scenes depicting the story of How The Grinch Stole Christmas!
  • A self-guided, walk-through experience that lasts approximately 15-30 minutes. In total, you should plan to spend anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours for the entire ICE! experience.
  • Four two-story tall ice slides
  • A walk-through holiday attraction kept at a chilly 9°F
  • 2 million pounds of colorful ice sculptures
  • A separate area dedicated to the majestic Nativity in crystal-clear ice
  • Hand-carved by 40 artisans from Harbin, China. 


Guest Testimonials

"People know there are ice slides in there, right? Ice slides! Our kids went nuts and were talking about ICE! non-stop after we got home."
- Stephanie H. | Little Rock, Arkansas
"We were absolutely amazed at the detail that went into each sculpture." 
- Michelle P. | Birmingham, Alabama
"There were so many ways to interact with the displays, making it even more fun."  
- Alex M. | Gainesville, Florida
"Colorful and breathtaking. You need to see it in person."
- Hailey R. | Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
"So unique, festive and fun that I know we will make it part of our holiday tradition." 
- Sarah C. | Syracuse, New York


The Making of ICE!

From an incredible land of ice and snow halfway around the world, a remarkably talented team of artisans travels to the D.C. area - just to create the amazing ICE! attraction for Christmas on the Potomac at Gaylord National Resort.

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Fun Facts

Take a peek at Christmas at Gaylord Hotels by the numbers. 

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Special Promotions:

  • Military Discounts: We are proud to offer Military Discounts of up to 20% off  for active and retired military personal and their families.  Military Tickets can be purchased online, on the phone or at the box office.  Valid military ID required   Tickets starting at $18 for kids ( 4-11) and $28 for Adults ( ages 12+)

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ICE! Special Experiences

  • Cocoa Shoppe | After all the fun Christmas activities and gazing at ice sculptures, warm up with a cup of hot cocoa and sweet treats.

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See All Events & Activities

Don't miss all the free activities and ticketed events during Christmas on the Potomac!

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