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View of Capital Wheel from Replay at Pose - an 80's pop-up bar at Gaylord National
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From days spent roaming the harbor to nights hanging out at Replay at Pose Rooftop Lounge, there's no shortage of fun and exploration to experience at Gaylord National Resort.
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Find family fun year-round! Explore 1.5 acres of indoor garden Atrium space, epic scavenger hunts, an 80's-themed bar at Replay at Pose Rooftop, and more.
Pirates and Princesses Academy
Pirates and Princesses Academy
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Pirates and Princesses Academy

icon May 21 - September 5, 2022
icon Ticketed
Step into a fantasy world and experience the story of the Princess and Pirates in this live interactive show. Hear tales of intrigue and enchantment then take the official princess oath to join the royal court or pirate pledge to become an honorary member of the captain's crew.
Shiny Stash Scavenger Hunt
Shiny Stash Scavenger Hunt
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Shiny Stash Scavenger Hunt

icon May 14 - September 5, 2022
icon Ticketed
Join the hunt and recover the kingdom's most precious treasures hidden The Princess throughout the resort. This scavenger hunt is perfect for all ages and provides the perfect chance to get out and explore.
Pirates and Princesses Art Studio
Pirates and Princesses Art Studio
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Pirates and Princesses Art Studio

icon May 14 - September 5, 2022
icon Ticketed
Bring the fantasy world of pirates and princesses to life with a brush stroke. Participants can choose from a pirate or princess canvas and use their imagination to create a masterpiece with the help of an onsite artist. 
Fantasy & Folklore Atrium Light and Fountain Show
Summer Nights Light Show
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Summer Nights Light Show

icon May 14 - September 5, 2022
icon Complimentary
The whole Atrium comes alive with this spectacular, swashbuckling show! Guests and visitors will be saying yo-ho-ho when they view this dazzling display of lights, lasers, and more!
Family Movies
Atrium Movie Night
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Atrium Movie Night

icon May 14 - September 5, 2022
icon Complimentary
Movie night in the Atrium features a variety of films that everyone will love. Grab some snacks and meet under the soaring glass to watch family classics.
Animal Encounters
Live Animal Encounters
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Live Animal Encounters

icon May 14 - September 5, 2022
icon Complimentary
Enjoy up-close encounters with amazing creatures and learn how they adapt to summertime weather and life with other animals in this fun and educational experience.
Two young kids in masks in front of virtual elephant while adult take picture on phone
Wildlife Rescue - An Augmented Reality Experience presented by bubly™
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Wildlife Rescue - An Augmented Reality Experience presented by bubly™

icon March 5 - May 8, 2022
icon Complimentary
The resort is transformed into an exciting safari for families to discover and learn about endangered animals. This virtual experience guides guests to track down endangered species and helps ensure they are monitored for their protection. The adventure highlights indigenous animals and, with the magic of augmented reality, brings them to life before your eyes!
Guide reading storybook in atrium
Adventure Kids: Bedtime Bunny Tales
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Adventure Kids: Bedtime Bunny Tales

icon March 5 - May 8, 2022
icon Complimentary

Adventure Kid Sophie reads Beatrix Potter's classic "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" for a very special bedtime story on your in-room TV. Enjoy the classic tale -- all from the comfort of your room -- while Sophie adds some real-world knowledge about rabbits, plants, nature, and more.

Daily - 6pm to 10pm

National Harbor Waterfront
National Harbor & Capital Wheel
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National Harbor & Capital Wheel

icon Year-round
Discover boutique shops, restaurants and entertainment options, along with picturesque views of DC Attractions from the Capital Wheel, plus MGM National Harbor.
Seasonal Spa Treatments
Seasonal Spa Treatments
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Seasonal Spa Treatments

Treat your body, mind and soul with a seasonal treatment in Relâche Spa.

May 14 - September 5: Pirate & Princess Treatments: Pamper your pirate or princess with a pedicure service or a princess up-do that is worthy of a tiara.

May: Love Her With Lavender: Treat mom or a special woman in your life to the sweet, floral scent of lavender during this ultimate spa escape package. Choose from a massage, facial, or pedicure, or pamper her with all three treatments

June: Relax & Restore: Treat dad or that special someone in your life to a body, face, or nail treatment specifically designed for him, ensuring a relaxing and rejuvenating experience.

Replay at Pose Rooftop at Gaylord National Resort
Replay at Pose Rooftop
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Enjoy Replay, our pop-up 80's themed rooftop bar featuring over-the-top milkshakes, insta-worthy environments, retro arcade games, and the best views of the Harbor.
Pirate Cocktail
Rum Bar
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Rum Bar

icon May 14 - September 5, 2022
icon Complimentary Admission
All summer long, guests can enjoy a selection of refreshing drinks, including pirate-inspired rum cocktails and mocktails. Landlubbers and buccaneers alike will appreciate this poolside experience that is fun for the whole family!
Summer Prix Fixe at Old Hickory
Summer Prix Fixe at Old Hickory
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Summer Prix Fixe at Old Hickory

icon May 14 - September 5, 2022
icon Complimentary Admission
Old Hickory's Summer Prix Fixe menu makes any meal a celebration. The three-course menu features local soft shell crab, pan-seared Mahi Mahi, Beef Kabobs, and more. Add a wine pairing to enhance the experience.
Summer Cocktails
Summer Cocktails
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Summer Cocktails

icon May 14 - September 5, 2022
icon Complimentary Admission
Celebrate summer around the resort with a selection of signature cocktail offerings like pirate-themed drinks at the Rum Bar and boozy milkshakes at Replay at Pose Rooftop.
Capital Wheel
July 4th Jazz with a View
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July 4th Jazz with a View

icon July 4, 2022
icon Ticketed
Celebrate July 4th with soulful music and fantastic views! Visit Gaylord National's rooftop Lounge, Replay, to enjoy music by Lake Arbor Jazz festival featuring DMV favorite jazz band and be treated to a complimentary welcome cocktail. Take in a stunning rooftop views and D.C.'s famous fireworks displays.
Animal Encounters
Spooky Animal Encounters
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Spooky Animal Encounters

icon September 16 - October 30, 2022
icon Complimentary
Interact with and learn about a variety of incredible creatures in this hands-on experience.
Wildlife Rescue
Wildlife Rescue - An Augmented Reality Experience presented by bubly™
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Wildlife Rescue - An Augmented Reality Experience presented by bubly™

icon September 16 - October 30, 2022
icon Complimentary
The resort is transformed into an exciting safari for families to discover and learn about endangered animals. This virtual experience guides guests to find endangered species and helps ensure they are monitored for their protection. The adventure highlights indigenous animals and brings them to life before your eyes through the magic of augmented reality!
Ghoul School: Interactive Show
Ghoul School: Interactive Show
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Ghoul School: Interactive Show

icon September 16 - October 30, 2022
icon Ticketed
Kids are invited to rhyme a tune, test a mad scientist's latest experiment, play a game of Halloween charades, and more when they join loveable misfits Jake L. Hyde, Shelley Stein, Boris Beats, and Mandy Kin in this live, interactive show. These descendants of iconic Halloween monsters entertain with stories and activities to demonstrate the importance of individuality, diversity, and being yourself.
Spookley Scavenger Hunt
Hide & Seek Scavenger Hunt featuring Spookley the Square Pumpkin
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Hide & Seek Scavenger Hunt featuring Spookley the Square Pumpkin

icon September 16 - October 30, 20
icon Ticketed
Everyone's favorite square pumpkin, Spookley, takes center stage in a game of Halloween hide and seek -- inviting super sleuths to solve puzzles that reveal his eight secret hiding spots around the resort. Solve all the puzzles and win a special prize!
Trick-or-Treat Expedition
Trick-or-Treat Expedition
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Trick-or-Treat Expedition

icon September 16 - October 30 2022
icon Complimentary
It's all treats and no tricks (well, maybe just one or two) along the Trick-or-Treat Expedition trail. Cheerfully spooky characters pop up along the way to add some smiles and laughs as youngsters on a search for sweet treats shout "Trick-or-treat!" and add to their candy collection.
Monster Mash Bash
Monster Mash Bash
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Monster Mash Bash

icon September 16 - October 30, 2022
icon Complimentary
You're invited to join Morgana the Witch, Vlad the Vampire, Grimm the Goblin, and Bones the Skeleton for the Monster Mash Bash Dance Party and Costume Contest. With your best costume -- and dance moves -- on display, you'll catch on in a flash and be the graveyard smash of this ghoulish party. Costume contest winners take home some terror-ific prizes.
Spookley the Square Pumpkin Meet & Greet
Spookley the Square Pumpkin Meet & Greet
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Spookley the Square Pumpkin Meet & Greet

icon September 16 - October 30, 2022
icon Complimentary
Show off your Halloween costume and take a photo with Spookley the Square Pumpkin, the hero of the pumpkin patch who proves that being different can save the day!
Family Movies
Spookley the Square Pumpkin Movie Night
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Spookley the Square Pumpkin Movie Night

icon September 16 - October 30, 2022
icon Complimenatary
It's time for movie night as the family-friendly, animated feature film, Spookley the Square Pumpkin plays on the big screen in the soaring garden Atrium.
Jack-o'-lantern Walk
Jack-o'-lantern Walk
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Jack-o'-lantern Walk

icon September 16 - October 30, 2022
icon Complimentary
Transport yourself to a world of Halloween fun and stroll through a display of dozens of creatively decorated and carved jack-o'-lanterns. Snap a few photos for inspiration to carve your own at home.
Carved jack-o-lanterns
Goblins & Giggles
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Goblins & Giggles

At Gaylord National Resort, your weekend getaway possibilities are endless. Join in family-friendly Goblins & Giggles activities and events, explore the shops and dining at National Harbor, wander through our airy Atrium, or even do it all!
Phantom of the Atrium Light Show
Phantom of the Atrium Light Show
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Phantom of the Atrium Light Show

icon September 16 - October 30, 2022
icon Complimentary
The mysterious Phantom of the Atrium lurks in the rafters, composing his newest masterpiece of haunting choruses and mystical melodies. With his work now complete, he's ready to debut his pièce de résistance. Experience The Phantom's nightly masterpiece of music and light in the sky, high above the atrium.
Christmas tree in Gaylord National Atrium
SO. MUCH. CHRISTMAS.
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There is no better way to celebrate Christmas than gathering your family and friends at Gaylord National Resort. Explore acres of twinkling lights, holiday shows, and Christmas events for all-ages. 
Girl with open storybook
Paint Me A Fairytale
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Paint Me A Fairytale

icon March 5 - May 8, 2022
icon Ticketed
Bursts of color and flashes of magic bring classic fairytales to life in this interactive storytelling adventure. Be drawn into the magic as Mother Goose herself paints to life some of your storybook favorites, including Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and The Beanstalk, and The Princess and The Pea in this live stage show.
Decorated cookies on a plate
Springtime Cookie Decorating
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Springtime Cookie Decorating

icon March 5 - May 8, 2022
icon Ticketed
Sweet springtime treats are ready to adorn and achieve confection perfection! Decorate delicious cookies and take them home to enjoy in this creative, interactive hands-on activity.
Family in atrium looking at scavenger hunt booklet
Spring-A-Long Scavenger Hunt
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Spring-A-Long Scavenger Hunt

icon March 5 - May 8, 2022
icon Ticketed
Buzz & Blossom are bursting with excitement as they navigate Gaylord National. Search high and low for clues throughout the resort to solve the scavenger hunt puzzles and receive a prize.
Easter Bunny holding basket of eggs
Easter Bunny Meet & Greet
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Easter Bunny Meet & Greet

icon April 17, 2022
icon Complimentary

While you might not spot him as he's hiding his eggs, the lovable Easter Bunny takes a break from preparing his famous egg hunt to take photos with guests on Easter Sunday.

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Every 30 minuets between 10 AM - 3:30 PM

The whole family will enjoy the wintery weather with thrilling activities, frosty adventures, and more. JANUARY THROUGH FEBRUARY
Find fun scavenger hunts, artful activities like cookie decorating, and everything your family needs to spring it on! MARCH THROUGH APRIL
Chart a course and discover princess-themed activities and buccaneer-inspired adventures during summer of more. MAY THROUGH AUGUST
Family fun never ends during Goblins & Giggles events and activities. Find quality time with spooktacular adventures to enjoy together, all without leaving the resort. SEPTEMBER THROUGH OCTOBER
Find everything your family is looking for this season - hours of Christmas activities to enjoy, beloved characters in our signature events, themed dining outlets, holiday shopping, and more. NOVEMBER THROUGH DECEMBER