Ice Festival


How was everyone’s thanksgiving? We didn’t have turkey but we enjoyed a nice relaxing weekend that involved long naps, a lot of TV watching, walking and a ICE Festival 🙂

It’s the Gaylord National’s Christmas on the Potomac and ICE! show at National Harbor. It features 2 million pounds of hand-carved ice that brings to life Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas, an indoor ice skating rink, breakfast with the Grinch and brunch with Santa, a Christmas train kids can ride, nightly indoor snowfalls, dive-in pool holiday movies, 2 story ice slide, a fountain light and fireworks show and 60-ft. tree lighting every night, gingerbread house making, carolers, etc.

A big white tent

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and a long line to get in

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once in… there’s even a longer line.

The creator of the ice sculptures are chinese, from Harbin

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We went there with Qiao and her mom

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after an hour long of waiting on the line, each of us got a hooded winter coat because The ICE! tent is about 9 F.

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and we were in! 😆

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look how cute this is!!!

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and I got on the ice slide

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it was really fun! 😀

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an some fun sculptures at the National Harbor

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Food posts coming soon! I haven’t been cooking much lately. I was either busy or lazy. 😉

Q: Have you been on a ICE festival? What would you like to see in form of ice?

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6 responses to “Ice Festival

  1. thedelicateplace

    haha omg you are so cute! i love the ice slide shots, that looks like a blast!! i’ve never been to anything like this! it looks so cold!!! i would love to see a giant kabocha made of ice haha ;p

  2. How cool! I LOVE anything Grinch-related:)

  3. I WANT TO GO!! That looks like so much fun! Especially tat ice slide, wow. I can see from your facial expression that it was a blast.
    Glad you had a great Thanksgiving, Coco. And hey, it’s ok to be a little lazy this time of year 🙂

  4. What a fun festival, Coco! Looks like a great way to get in the holiday mood!

  5. Those ice sculptures look beautiful!!!!! I’ve never seen anything like that in real life….

  6. Kath (Eating for Living)

    Oh, how lovely! I’ve been at an ice festival in my hometown once, but they didn’t have colored ice, just a variety of clear ice sculptures. But it was so beautiful, and they made it shine with colorful lights.

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