8 Cool Reasons To Visit ICE At Gaylord National With Kids

Have you ever heard of the famous ice sculpture festival that takes place every year in Harbin, China?

Did you know that every year talented artisans from this festival descend on the Gaylord National resort in order to bring iconic Christmas scenes to life in the Greater DC metro area?

If you live in the DC-MD-VA area, you simply must visit ICE at Gaylord National with your kids!

Every year, the ice sculptors transform about 2 million pounds of ice into amazing scenes from iconic holiday books and movies.

ICE! Is Just Plain Cool (Or Rather Cold… Pun Intended)

You will feel transported into the fictional land being portrayed so don’t forget to bring your camera because you will absolutely want to take photos.

Photo Opportunities Are Everywhere!

One of the highlights of ICE! are the gigantic ice slides. Very slick, but so much fun. There are slides for kids as well as older kids and adults.

ICE Slides!

At the end of the tour, ICE! always recreates the nativity scene dubbed, ‘The true story of Christmas.’

The True Meaning Of Christmas

You are ushered into a semi-private room with lots of funky bean bag chairs. Kids are given a huge cookie and bottle of milk and they listen as Mrs. Claus reads them a story.

Cookies With Mrs. Claus