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National Harbor November Events

National Harbor

November Events


Saturdays & Sundays through November 13th


Farmers Market

American Way

10am – 5 pm


Miller Farms Farmer’s Market returns to National Harbor with their wide array of fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, beautiful flowers and plants including fall mums, and much more holiday fare.


Saturdays through Dec 17th


Holiday Performances On the Plaza


Live Music!

1:00 pm



Musical entertainment provided by area musicians and groups on the Plaza.


Harbor Holiday Movies

2:00 pm



Holiday movies on Saturday afternoons! Pack your chairs, grab food to go from one of our delicious dining establishments, and meet us at the Plaza screen for a FREE afternoon of fun for all ages! Film runs “snow” or shine!


13th – Prancer

19th – The Santa Clause

26th – National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation




Stonewall Kitchen Thanksgiving Prep

170 American Way

12 Noon – 3 pm


Stop in and enjoy special samples and tips to inspire the perfect Thanksgiving meal. Enter to win a chance at a Thanksgiving gift basket with a retail value of over $100!


National Harbor Tree Lighting Ceremony

On the Plaza

12 Noon


Enjoy live music, card-making for troops, street performers, Santa, fireworks, and more!

Bring a non-perishable food item to fill the DARCARS trucks for the Capital Area Food Bank.



10am – 2pm – The Capital Wheel giveaway: 1 ticket per car parked in our three garages

12pm – Marine band performance, Plaza stage

2pm – 4pm – Card making for deployed troops, East Pier Tent

3pm – 5pm – Santa at The Black Dog

4pm – 5pm – Victorian carolers, roaming

5pm – Santa at the Carousel

5:30pm – Holiday band performance: Radio King Orchestra

6:30pm – Tree lighting ceremony starts

7pm – Tree lighting

7:05pm – Fireworks

7:30pm – Santa at the Capital Wheel




Christmas on the Potomac Opens

Gaylord National Resort



6 & 8 pm – Very Merry Atrium Show

7 & 9 pm – Rock’n Around the Starlight Tree


Two free nightly laser fountain shows during its Christmas on the Potomac celebration. Guests can enjoy classic Christmas melodies, leaping water fountains, colorful laser lights and a magical indoor snowfall during the resort’s Very Merry Atrium show.


The hotel also offers a more contemporary Christmas show, Rock’n Around the Starlight Tree Atrium Show, with 60-feet high water jets, indoor snowfall and a kaleidoscope of laser lights all centered around the resort’s 55-foot suspended Christmas tree.


ICE! Returns with a “Christmas Around the World” theme this year. Please check the website for all details and times (as well as the ad in this section).


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