My boys and I were excited to check out this year's ICE exhibit at the Gaylord National, and it was spectacular as always.
Please note, ICE is in a new location this year. The tent is now located on the hotel's riverfront garden. You can enter through the main lobby. Also, pick up your tickets inside the hotel as well.
For those unfamiliar, ICE is an epic area holiday attraction. It is "A series of inter-connected rooms features breathtaking larger-than-life, 3-D sculpted ice pieces, including fantastic recreations of beloved characters, two-story tall ice slides and memorable holiday scenes. The awe-inspiring experience concludes with the wonder of the Nativity of crystal clear ice" (official Gaylord press release.) It's absolutely freezing inside the attraction so be sure to wear a winter coat, hat, & gloves. You will be given a parka to wear over your own winter jacket.
Read more about ICE at the Gaylord National 2013:
The theme of ICE this year was the classic holiday poem, "'Twas the Night Before Christmas." Plus, there as a great bonus scene with "Christmas in New York City" featuring the city's iconic landmarks all made of sculptured, colored ice! Here are some photos:
View this AMAZING ICE VIDEO for a better idea!
ICE! featuring 'Twas the Night Before Christmas
November 15, 2013 – January 5, 2014
Purchase TICKETS here.
The Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center also offers other holiday activities including gingerbread decorating, an indoor train ride, a DreamWorks scavenger hunt, a fascinating and free indoor, musical tree lighting, pictures with Santa, and much more! For details about these and other holiday activities at the Gaylord National, please visit their Christmas on the Potomac website.
I received complimentary tickets to visit ICE and free parking in exchange for this review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.
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