National Harbor

11/29

The Polar Express

An outdoor screening of the 2004 film about a magical train headed to Santa's house in the North Pole.
12/6

Ugly Sweater Run

Break out your tackiest, ugliest sweater for this 3.1 mile walk/run to celebrate the holidays. Other activities will include moon bounce, photo stations, holiday music, hot chocolate and hard cider tastings. Prizes awarded in various categories. Proceeds will benefit Save the Children, a child advocacy nonprofit.
11/29 - 12/28

The Harbor Holiday Market

Visitors can shop at the seasonal market.
12/31/15

National Harbor Tree Lighting

The Harbor kicks off its holiday season with choir performances, holiday movie, crafts and the lighting of its 65-foot Christmas tree, followed by firework spectacular.
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Editorial Review

Just south on the Potomac River, not long after you pass the Maryland-D.C. border, sits National Harbor, the waterfront resort that aims for a Washington neighborhood vibe with live jazz and an outdoor market. You can walk the waterfront, grab a bite and shop (if you're so inclined). And you can get quite a view of that city that you still haven't set foot in, to boot. It's even more of a Washington-outside-Washington place now that it's home to "The Awakening," the cast aluminum sculpture that was moved from Hains Point in the District in 2008.

-- Mike Berman (Oct. 9, 2009)

Reader Reviews

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Riverside walking

There is so much to do at National Harbor, but the opportunity to do nothing is the secret gem. Benches, planters, adirondack chairs are everywhere, but the most special spots,for me, are along the river in front of the Gaylord.

Riverside walking

There is so much to do at National Harbor, but the opportunity to do nothing is the secret gem. Benches, planters, adirondack chairs are everywhere, but the most special spots,for me, are along the river in front of the Gaylord.