Christmas on the Potomac returns to the Gaylord

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

The AAA-Four Diamond Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center has announced the return of Christmas on the Potomac, the Washington D.C. region’s largest Christmas celebration. Anchored by the new, immersive “I Love Christmas Movies” experience that features detailed scenes from holiday classics, this popular event will delight guests and visitors from Friday, Nov. 26 through Friday, Dec. 31.

“I Love Christmas Movies” will provide the opportunity to walk through iconic scenes from classic Christmas movies in a multi-sensory experience. The highlighted films include: The Polar Express, Elf, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, A Christmas Story and The Year Without A Santa Claus.

In addition to the “I Love Christmas Movies,” there will be a dozen other experiences taking place throughout the resort including a snow factory where visitors will build and toss real snowballs, ice tubing, ice skating, ice bumper cars, A Charlie Brown Christmas-themed scavenger hunt, holiday light show, a 55′ suspended Christmas tree and storytime with Mrs. Claus among others.

Exclusive hotel guest activities include the new Sugary Sweet Storytime featuring an original, interactive telling of The Nutcracker that brings the Sugar Plum Fairy and Nutcracker together for a live, interactive holiday sing-along.

Gaylord National’s Old Hickory Steakhouse, revered for decadent premium beef, will also be offering holiday specials, including Christmas dinner on December 24 and 25; and its 80s themed rooftop lounge, Replay, will offer most amazing views and over-the-top holiday drinks.

Visitors wishing to stay at the Gaylord can take advantage of special money-savings overnight packages, starting at $339 for up to four guests per room.

Troy Petenbrink

Troy, also known as The Gay Traveler, is a well known travel and food writer. His has been a regular contributor to a variety of outlets including National Geographic, Travel Channel, DCRefined, CBS Local, and Metro Weekly. He also appears on local Washington news outlets as a travel expert.

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