As we began to clean up after Christmas, I wanted to share one last piece of our holiday; our yearly trip to the ICE Gaylord National. This year's theme captured Santa's Story and how he began giving toys to good little girls and boys. Titled, "Santa Claus is Coming to Town," you may already be familiar with not only the TV cartoon played each year during the holiday season, but the tune our kiddos like to sing. 'Santa Claus is coming to town. He sees you when you're sleeping..."
It has become part of my family's tradition to visit the ICE Gaylord National Winter event every year. If you're not familiar, it's an indoor attraction constructed of 5000 blocks of sculptured ice, highlighting a Christmas theme. If you hadn't guessed by now, this [past] season's theme: Santa Claus is Coming to Town.
In our DC Metro area, there is a limited time during the holiday season to visit. The making of the ICE event is certainly quite a task. I wasn't as familiar with the history of this type of artistry, until we began to visit some years ago. Here are a couple of fun facts I captured during our walk through:
It's a pretty fun event, especially for kids. My daughter's three favorites are:
- Parkas - because the temperature is nine degrees, we have to wear these parkas to keep warm.
- Ice Slides - a favorite for both kids and adults.
- Merry Go Round - after the event, this feature ride is accessible right before the gift shop.