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2023 ICE! Package

Experience the beloved ICE! Attraction

Embark on a magical journey through larger-than-life, whimsical scenes from your favorite Christmas classics carved from more than two million pounds of ice. In the one-of-a-kind holiday experience, you'll zip down two-story-tall slides made of pure ice, traverse through immersive ice tunnels and arches, and step into colorful, multi-sensory scenes starring your favorite Christmas characters. It's a frozen, larger-than-life retelling of your favorite holiday story!


    Over 40 world-renowned master artisans spend over 6-weeks hand-carving approximately 6,000 blocks of ice to create this one-of-a-kind Christmas attraction! With over 17,000-square-foot and 14 immersive scenes, here's a peek at some of our favorite scenes you won't want to miss! 
    • The Island of Misfit Toys

      The Island of Misfit Toys

      Ruled by King Moonracer, the Island of Misfit Toys is the place where toys that are unwanted live together. From a square-wheel train and a water pistol that squirts jelly, the misfit toys were not wanted because they were different. In this year's ICE!, we have made the Island of Misfit Toys the theme of our popular slide room. Slide down 4 different slides that are two-story high as you see the beautiful details of all the Misfit Toys. 
    • Rudolph Saves the Day

      Rudolph Saves the Day

      In one of the most stunning scenes of this year's ICE!, visitors will see how Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer saves Christmas by leading Santa's sleigh. No matter the foggy night, his bright nose shines the way for everyone. This carving of Santa, his sleigh and all the reindeer is one of the longest ice carvings measuring over 32 feet long.
    • Yukon Cornelius & Bumble

      Yukon Cornelius & Bumble

      In this iconic scene, Yukon Cornelius knocks out Bumble the Abominable Snow monster of the North outside of the snow cave. This interactive ICE! scene allows visitors can go up stairs and get a view over Bumble for the perfect photo opportunity. Yukon Cornelius on the top of the mountain is over 15 feet high.  
    • ICE! Carver Showcase

      ICE! Carver Showcase

      While experiencing the arctic artistry inside ICE!, visitors can see the magic come to life in the Carver's Showcase, as a master artisan creates ice sculptures in live demonstrations. Ice carving is a way of life for many in Harbin, China - so much, in fact, that it is known as "Ice City" and is home to the world's largest annual snow and ice carving festival. 
    • O Holy Night Nativity Scene

      O Holy Night Nativity Scene

      The ICE! experience concludes in a separate area dedicated to a Nativity scene, meticulously carved and shaped into a dramatic display of crystal-clear ice.


Fun & Entertaining for All-Ages
Kids AND adults love it!​
14 Immersive, Whimsical Scenes
Larger-than-life scenes and sculptures soaring up to 20-30 ft in height.
Ice Hand-Sculpted with Love - Over More Than 12,000 Carving Hours
If you stacked all of the 6,000 ice blocks used to create ICE!, they would reach higher than 17 Empire State Buildings.
No Time Limits (Average time is 20-40 minutes)
Time varies by group size and type. No matter, this self-guided tour offers unlimited frozen fun!


Treat yourself to a magical overnight stay with our special ICE! packages.
Experience more Christmas fun & save with our exclusive multi-activity bundles.
Check-out special savings for Marriott Bonvoy members, teachers, military, and more!

    Using skills passed down through generations, our team of world-class artisans travel over 6,400  miles from Harbin, China (known as "Ice City") to National Harbor, Maryland to create spectacular carvings ranging in size from details as tiny as a coin to soaring scenes more than 30 feet tall.

    The Making of ICE!​
  • ICE! Event Packages Available

    It's the most wonderful time of the year at Gaylord National! Experience So. Much. Christmas. with access to ICE!, a stay in a newly renovated guest room, and convenient benefits for overnight guests.

    ICE! Event Packages Available
  • Group ICE! Ticket Savings

    Groups of 10+ people can save big with special discounts for group tickets to ICE!. Special group ICE! tickets start at just of $19.99 on select dates when you book by October 15th. Call (301)-965-2359, or e-mail

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