Frosty the Snowman opens at National Harbor

WASHINGTON — If you’re feeling a little humbug, here’s an idea that’ll get you
into the holiday spirit. ICE is back at the Gaylord National Resort and
Convention Center at National Harbor.

This year’s ICE theme is “Frosty the Snowman.” It opened Friday and runs through
Jan. 4.

This classic Christmas story comes to life through more than two million pounds
of craved colorful ice transformed into life-size sculptures. Guests get to walk
through the story about this famous snowman. They get to go down ice slides and
watch artisans carve ice sculptures.

Dress for the weather; inside, it’s 9 degrees. And even with a blue parka, it
still gets downright cold.

Shay Talley is visiting the D.C. area from Orlando with her three kids.

“It’s very cold,” Talley says. “Thirty [degrees] versus 80 [degrees] is a big

Meanwhile, members of the Munger family from Pennsylvania were trying to get
used to the cold temperature.

Colleen Munger, the mom, says, “we’ve been to Alaska and this is colder than

Linda Campbell says her favorite scene was the nativity and the angles.

“Beautiful, beautiful,” she says.

But because it was so cold inside, she pushed her elderly mother in a wheelchair
pretty quickly through the exhibits.

The two are from Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. Her mother was just giggling.

“She was just ready to get out of there,” Campbell says.

Tickets start at $27 for people ages 12 and older; $20 for children ages 3 to 11
during non-peak days; $34 for adults ages 12 and older; and $28 for children
ages 3 to 11 during peak days.

Kids 2 and younger are free and military ticket pricing is available. Hours vary
and can be found here.

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