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Photo Gallery | Grand Opening of Christmas on the Potomac at Gaylord National Resort

Saturday, November 19, marked the region's most spectacular holiday celebration, the Grand Opening of Gaylord National Resort's Christmas on the Potomac at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, MD. Guests gazed at two million dazzling lights upon a 60-foot glass Christmas tree, experienced a spectacular firework show and an indoor snowfall while meeting famous DreamWorks characters and walking through a winter wonderland at ICE!

Fun for all ages,Christmas on the Potomac takes place from Nov. 18 to Jan. 8 2012 and is a must-see! This year DreamWorks' has teamed up with the Gaylord National Resort to animate your holiday experience. Characters from Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, and Madagascar are all featured. Enjoy a magical holiday getaway on sale now for $199 . This package includes:

 

  • ICE! featuring DreamWorks' Merry Madagascar
  • ShrekFeast Interactive Character Meal
  • "Character Passport" Meet & Greets
  • Gingy's Gingerbread Decorating
  • DreamWorks Themed Scavenger Hunt
  • DreamWorks Welcome Amenity with Package Check-In
  • and even Special Wake-Up Calls by DreamWorksCharacters

For more information click here.

To see pictures of the two million pounds of hand-carved colorful ice featured at the Gaylord National Resort's ICE! exhibit, click here.

Tired of seeing a movie on Thanksgiving and want to do something fun and different with the family? Christmas on the Potomac is the perfect way to spend the holiday.Every evening kicks off with a beautiful tree ligting and atrium extravaganza that features Christmas music and a light show synchronized to music while dancing fountains shoot 60-feet high. This starts at 6:30 p.m. and beloved DreamWorks' Characters are in attendance. ICE! is opened on Thanksgiving from noon to 7 p.m.