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National Harbor December Calendar

Saturdays Through December 19th


Ho-Ho-Holiday Carousel Rides with Santa

12pm – 2pm

$7 per child for unlimited rides (plus tax); adults ride free when accompanying a paid child

Enjoy a festive carousel ride with Santa at National Harbor’s Carousel


Photos with Santa at The Capital Wheel

2pm – 4pm

Photos available for purchase with admission to The Capital Wheel

Get your photo taken with Santa before you ride The Capital Wheel in enclosed, temperature-controlled gondolas


Ongoing Holiday Programming

12pm – 6:00pm

National Harbor Plaza, National Harbor, MD 20745

Warm up at one of National Harbor’s fire pits and enjoy live holiday entertainment and holiday movie screenings every Saturday during the holiday season.

1pm – 2pm: Musical performances and holiday entertainment

2pm – 4pm: Holiday Movie on the jumbo screen at the Plaza

12/5: Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas

12/12: Frosty’s Winter Wonderland

12/19: Frozen Sing-a-Long

3:30pm: College Football on the jumbo screen at the Plaza

Toys for Tots Toy Drive on December 5 with WJLA and December 12 with Fresh FM


Saturdays and Sundays Through December 20th


The Harbor Holiday Market on American Way

12pm – 5pm

Shop the seasonal Farmer’s Market, now with Christmas trees, wreaths, holiday greenery, and more. Warm up with hot chocolate, winter treats and seasonal goodies from National Harbor’s retailers and have fun making your own “Smeeps”.


Through January 3rd


Gaylord National’s ICE!

Hours vary, please visit for times and ticket prices

The region’s must-see holiday attraction ICE! is back with an exciting new theme featuring Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town© – brought to life with more than two million pounds of colorful ice. Walk through seven individual rooms depicting the story of Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town©, slide down ice slides over two stories high and watch artisans as they create frozen marvels in The Frostbite Factory, a live ice-carving zone.

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