Friday, October 27, 2017

Celebrate the Holidays at National Harbor

From our friends at National Harbor...

Santa and Performers on Saturdays, Beginning November 12 through December 23

Holiday activities at National Harbor begin on November 12 at 2 PM with a host of holiday activities on the waterfront (150 National Plaza, National Harbor, MD 20745) including Santa’s Frosty Follies, Card Making for Our Deployed Troops, a 3 PM holiday movie, dog pictures with Santa and chances to meet Santa at the Carousel. The Radio King Orchestra plays at 5:30 PM and the tree lighting ceremony starts at 6:30 PM, followed by fireworks. The tree lighting ceremony is presented by DARCARS.

Activities continue on Saturdays through December 23 and include street performers from 1 PM to 3 PM as well as Santa at the National Carousel and then at the Capital Wheel from 2 to 4 PM.  Additional performers will be on the main stage at the waterfront plaza from 1 to 2 PM. Holiday movies run on Saturdays from 2 to 4 PM. For additional information and a complete schedule, please visit

National Harbor also welcomes ICE! at Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center starting on November 18 through January 1, 2018. The world-famous interactive ICE! attraction will feature favorite scenes from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer brought to life in a walk-through winter wonderland carved from more than two million pounds of ice.

ICE! is part of Gaylord National Resort’s Christmas on the Potomac celebration that includes a variety of family-friendly holiday events and attractions. Visitors can experience new offerings including ice skating in the resort’s magical Christmas Village, Rudolph’s Holly Jolly Breakfast experience and a live entertainment show, JOY - A Holiday Spectacular, performed in the resort’s 19-story atrium. For additional information including ticket pricing, overnight packages that include unlimited priority entry to ICE! and more, please visit

MGM National Harbor celebrates its one year anniversary and second holiday season at National Harbor with spectacular decorations throughout, including the property’s popular Conservatory where the holidays come alive with hundreds of thousands of flowers in a breathtaking display. Known as a premier entertainment destination, their holiday line-up will not disappoint. Multi-platinum music icon, Mariah Carey brings her holiday concert series to The Theater at MGM National Harbor on Friday, November 27 and the Broadway musical, “Cirque Dreams Holidaze” will light up the season with four unforgettable performances, December 6-9. Rounding out the month, the Grammy Award winning superstar Bruno Mars brings his electric performance back to the MGM National Harbor stage, offering fans an experience they can only receive in The Theater at MGM National Harbor. Tickets for all shows can be purchased online at or

National Harbor is the perfect location to enjoy a wide array of holiday activities and events in close proximity to the Washington, DC region including Christmas at Mount Vernon (George Washington’s Alexandria home) and holiday events in Washington, DC - all just a short drive from National Harbor.

The property is also the perfect location for holiday shopping with more than 160 shops including unique boutiques such as SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker (MGM National Harbor), shops in downtown National Harbor, Tanger Outlets National Harbor, and more. LOFT Outlet opens at Tanger Outlets on October 27 with Kate Spade New York opening just before Thanksgiving. Shop the Moonlight Madness event starting on Thursday, November 23 (Thanksgiving night) when doors open at 6 PM and stay open all night long through Friday night (November 24.)

About National Harbor:
Rising from the banks of the Potomac River, just south of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge in Prince George’s County, MD, National Harbor is a vibrant, unique community with a stellar location and a wide variety of attractions. Just a short distance from Old Town, Alexandria and downtown Washington, DC, the 350-acre mixed-use development features seven hotels (including the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center and MGM National Harbor), offices, residential, tree-lined streets with more than 160 shops and more than 40 restaurants, iconic attractions such as the Capital Wheel and National Harbor Carousel, and much more. With so many attractions, National Harbor has become a prime destination for locals, visitors, special events, corporate meetings and conferences. More than 12 million visit annually. The community also provides an array of waterfront activities (including a water taxi, two 700-ft. piers and 62 boat slips) special events and spectacular sunsets. For more information, please visit