Start the holidays off right with a stay at the Gaylord National to enjoy the many holiday-themed events they have during the Christmas season.
Gaylord National's Christmas on the Potomac features two million twinkling lights (yes, you read that right), nightly snowfall and dancing fountains.
Gaylord is also home to the seasonal favorite ICE!, an indoor wonderland carved out of -- you guessed it! -- ice. This year's theme is Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town and includes the new Frostbite Factory, a live ice-carving zone.
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You'll also find a gingerbread decorating corner and the kids' favorite, an Elf on the Shelf Scavenger Hunt.
Gaylord National Resort, 201 Waterfront St., National Harbor, Maryland
Accommodation costs vary; activities $16-$35/person
Now through Jan. 3
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