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GAYLORD NATIONAL RESORT ANNOUNCES WINTERFEST CELEBRATION
Families can experience winter-themed activities including a Jack Frost scavenger hunt, wintry laser light show & all that National Harbor has to offer beginning Jan. 14.
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD. (Jan. 4, 2022) — The wonders of winter are celebrated at Gaylord National Resort this season with family-friendly activities designed to evoke the charm of the chilliest of seasons during the resort’s Winterfest celebration. Guests can enjoy a fun-filled winter getaway featuring a Jack Frost-themed scavenger hunt, a complimentary, arctic-inspired nightly light show, a calming massage at Relâche Spa and so much more to soothe the post-holiday blues. For those looking to enjoy the resort’s prime location in National Harbor, guests can check out the endless fine dining and entertainment just steps from the Gaylord National. Winterfest will begin Jan. 14 and go through Feb. 27, 2022.
“With our Winterfest celebration guests can indulge in the perfect winter getaway to relax and decompress after the holidays,” said Dan McKeon, Area General Manager at Gaylord National Resort. “With family-friendly activities, our spectacular Atrium, resort amenities and fantastic location, Gaylord National is the perfect destination for a post-holiday getaway.”
Here’s a closer look at the highlights:
A Winter-ful, Sleuthing Search
Snowy sleuths can put their heads together to solve polar puzzles throughout the Gaylord National’s 19-story garden atrium in Jack Frost’s Frigid Finds Scavenger Hunt. Riddles and hints will be “winter-twined” to create a fun activity for the whole family as participants race to find all the cryptic clues to Jack Frost’s frosty fun. Successful scavengers will receive a prize for their efforts. Tickets for Jack Frost’s Frigid Finds Scavenger Hunt are $9.99 and must be purchased online and in advance.
Lighting Up the Chilly Nights
When the evening falls upon Winterfest, the skies above the atrium come to life with a fantastical show of lights and lasers in the Wonder of Winter complimentary nightly light show. Accompanied by a festive, seasonal soundtrack, the spectacular lights, lasers and sounds dancing around the massive atrium, it makes for an unforgettable night! The show is an extra special treat for overnight guests with atrium view rooms who can view the show from the comfort of their balconies.
Escape the Winter Blues
Take a break from the chilly temperatures outside by exploring Gaylord National’s 19-story atrium overlooking the Potomac River, which stays at a balmy 72 degrees year-round. Guests will be left feeling like it’s summer and may want to take a dip in the resort’s junior-Olympic size indoor pool! Afterward, visitors can head up to Replay – the well-known 80s-themed pop-up rooftop lounge for a frosty over-the-top Cookies & Cream milkshake with or without alcohol, retro arcade games and Instagram-worthy views. Indulge in a soothing spa treatment at the resort’s Relâche Spa to top it all off.
Endless Winter Entertainment
No trip to Gaylord National is complete without exploring its prime location in National Harbor! Check out the destination via the resort’s Circulator Bus which stops at MGM Resort, Tanger Outlets and more. The Capital Wheel should also be atop guests’ must-do list for a fantastic view from 180 ft. in the air. The harbor also boasts hundreds of delicious restaurants and quaint shops for endless entertainment.
Travelers can take advantage of Gaylord National’s winter getaway rate beginning at $239 per night through February 27. Marriott Bonvoy members can receive an additional discount of up to 5% off.
At Gaylord Hotels, the health and safety of our guests, employees and community remain of paramount importance to us. As a part of Marriott International’s family, we have put in place a multi-pronged approach designed to meet the health and safety challenges presented by COVID-19 as outlined in our Commitment to Clean. These protocols will continue to adapt to current needs in consultation with federal, state, and local authorities and health experts.