Things to do in Washington DC - ICE at Gaylord National

Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town! This year’s ICE! at Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center is featuring the theme “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town” and will offer a lot of winter family fun! Open from November 21st – January 3rd at their new location, Orchard Terrace, you and your family can relive the classic television special in real life. Celebrating its 45th anniversary this year, Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town tells the story of how Santa Claus started giving toys to the good girls and boys, and the journey he took to become the icon he is today. ICE! at the Gaylord National offers ice sculptures, ice slides, and much more.

Just a short walk from National Harbor, ICE! is an indoor winter wonderland featuring two million pounds of hand-carved ice sculptures, five ice slides, and seven individual rooms depicting the story of Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town. Along with this walk-through holiday attraction, kept at a frosty 9 degrees, there is also The Frostbite Factory, a live carving zone where you and your family can watch as master ice carvers’ show off their skills.

Tickets to ICE! at Gaylord National range from $28-$35 for adults, $20-$28 for children 3-11 years old, and any child under 2 years of age is free. They also offer discounted group tickets as well as military adult and children discounts.

Plan a family getaway around your trip to National Harbor with an overnight stay at a local Alexandria area hotel.  Holiday Inn Express – Alexandria is only 5 miles away from National Harbor and offers family-friendly amenities, like complimentary breakfast, to make your trip a great value! Make sure you get your tickets now, before Santa rides off in his sleigh!

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