The holidays are here and Gaylord National Resort has completely transformed its nearly 2,000 room hotel into a magical winter wonderland for all ages. Visitors’ eyes will aglow with sights of thousands of twinkling lights, decorated Christmas trees, indoor snow flurries, photos with Santa and a chilly excursion through a festive array of larger-than-life ice sculptures in ICE! featuring Christmas Around the World.
Guests truly dress up like Eskimos for the hotel’s nine degree ICE! attraction, complete with more than 2 million pounds of colorful ice and experienced with a lent blue parka. Families and friends will learn how Christmas traditions are celebrated in different countries and enjoy sliding down two-story tall ice slides, traveling through ice tunnels and watching master artisans from Harbin, China carve ice sculptures in The Frostbite Factory. Costs start at $29 for adults 12 and older and $21 for kids ages 4 to 11. Children three years and younger are free.
For guests looking to pamper themselves for the holidays, Relâche Spa at Gaylord National Resort offers the perfect escape from seasonal peppermint and chocolate treatments to diamond and gold facials. The full-service spa also is hosting a Holiday Glamour event on Sunday, December 18 including the opportunity to book one of four express treatments, discounted shopping and a free gift bag to the first 50 guests to RSVP. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and reservations can be made by calling 301-965-4400.
Glamour doesn’t end at the hotel’s spa, as visitors to National Harbor can experience the excitement of the newest world-class entertainment venue, MGM National Harbor Resort and Casino. Choose to book Gaylord National’s MGM National Harbor High Roller package, which includes a private roundtrip black car service from the hotel followed by a stay in one of Gaylord National’s luxurious rooms. Packages start at $239.
For more information on all of Gaylord National Resort’s holiday happenings, visit www.ChristmasOnThePotomac.com.