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Christmas on the Potomac at Gaylord National

January 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 6:00pm, repeating until January 1, 2019


Our atrium comes to life with a holiday extravaganza that includes classic Christmas music, laser lights, a dancing fountain and indoor snowfall. Show runs at 6:00pm, 7:30pm, 8:00pm and 8:30pm nightly. This is not your average tree lighting! The free, indoor ceremony lasts about 10 minutes and is complete with fog machines, a laser show, and awesome music!

You and your family will marvel at more than 2 million holiday lights and acres of magnificent decorations, plus spectacular holiday activities and events that are sure to get you in the spirit of the season and create lasting family memories!


Please check the website as times and prices vary for the following events also located at The Gaylord:

  • ICE! A Charlie Brown Christmas

Watch Charlie Brown rediscover the meaning of Christmas as the beloved story unfolds through two million pounds of ice sculptures and displays.

  • This Christmas, the Garden Atrium at Gaylord National comes alive with Cirque Dreams Unwrapped. Be dazzled with this spellbinding production of Seasons Dreamings combining breathtaking artistry, music and showmanship from around the world. The entire family can enjoy this uniquely inspired 25-minute Christmas fable performed on our atrium stage and in the air with spectacular costumes and soaring imagination. Don’t miss this new intimate entertainment extravaganza that will have everyone on the edge of their seat and feet!

November 16, 2018 – January 1, 2019

Limited FREE seats are available – first come, first served.

Pre-purchase tickets for guaranteed seating and best views.

Location: Atrium

Additional Information: It is recommend that your entire party arrives early, as availability is limited and entire party must be present to be seated. As a courtesy to all guests, reservation or holding of complimentary seats is not permitted.

  • Christmas Village is located in The Gaylord which is free entrance (though you have to pay for any extras such as ice skating, Story Time with Mrs. Claus, a train ride, the Carousel, and making gingerbread houses. There are bands available for unlimited access to these activities, and it made sense for our family to buy the bands since my son didn’t want to get off the train!) The story time with Mrs. Claus was especially wonderful!


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