Thursday, December 3, 2015

Family fun for the holidays: ICE! 2015 at the National Harbor

Photo credit: dbking on Flickr taken in 2010

In mid-November the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center kicked off its annual ice extravanga at the Marriot hotel at the National Harbor. 

Every year the center has its ice show with a new theme.  This year's theme is "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town" to coincide with the 45th anniversary of the classic TV special of the same name.

There will be seven rooms depicting the story of "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town" along with five ice slides and a live carving zone where visitors can see the artisans at work in the "Frostbite Factory".  According to the official website this year's hand-carved sculptures, like 2014, is made up of more than two million pounds of ice.

This is a pretty popular event and one I've always wanted to go to. A couple of years ago a few of my family members took a trip down to the National Harbor, but we couldn't make it. They came back saying how beautiful it was and how they enjoyed their visit.  

It really sounds spectacular. It is looking doubtful, but if I do get down there, I'll be sure and post a review, along with some pics.

This year's prices vary depending on the day of your visit (peak vs. non-peak). Check the official website for more information. There are also some discounts available if you qualify.

The Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center is located at 201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, Md. Just a hop, skip and a jump from downtown.

Photo credit: dbking on Flickr taken in 2010


  1. I have been to ICE twice in Nashville and it is really quite amazing. I think I need to see the one in Washington.

    1. It really looks awesome. I've not been to one anywhere just yet. Thanks for stopping by!