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National Harbor Ice Display Could Boost Local Economy

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This is the first weekend of "Christmas on the Potomac" at National Harbor, and the event is expected to draw thousands to Maryland's Prince George's County this weekend.

The display features a Dr. Seuss winter wonderland made of 2 million pounds of ice carved by 40 artisans. Approximately 200,00 people visited the display last year.

Margot Amelia with Maryland Travel and Tourism says attractions at National Harbor help boost the local economy.

"Hotel taxes collected in Prince George's County have tripled gone from $6.8 million to over $18.7 million, so I mean that is a tremendous amount of revenue that is pumped back into Prince George's county," she says.

Gaylord staff expect this year's featured attraction -- ice -- to draw approximately 15,000 visitors this weekend.

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