Ocean City, MD Holiday Events

Be a penguine in Ocean City, Maryland New Years Day. Celebrate New Year's Day by "Getting wet for a good cause." Everyone looks forward to this annual dip into the chilly Atlantic Ocean to benefit local hospital Atlantic General.

Antarctic, Snow Hill Island, Young Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) spreading wings

Ocean City, Maryland Christmas Parade

December 4, 2010
Venue: North Ocean City
Phone: 410-524-9000
Location: Oceanside North Ocean City (91st - 146th)
Type: Family

Wonderful holiday parade with high school bands, floats & marching units. Many activities in Gold Coast Mall following the parade. Saturday, 11 a.m. Parade route tentatively: 100th Street north to 115th Street at mall. Honey Jarvis, 410-524-9000. Honijarvis@cs.com.

Winterfest of Lights in Ocean City, Maryland

November 18 - January 2, 2011 
Address: Townwide & Northside Park, 127th St.
Phone:800-OC-OCEAN (800-626-2326)
Website: http://oceancitymd.gov/Recreation_and_Parks/specialevents.html
Location: Bayside North Ocean City (91st - 146th)
Type: Family
Winterfest of Lights has been named a prestigious Top 100 Event for 2010 and 2011 by American Bus Association.

Northside Park, 125th Street & The Bay

Sunday - Thursday 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Friday & Saturday 5:30 p.m. -10:30 p.m.

Admission is $4.00 for those 10 years & older, and FREE for those 9 years and younger.

Enjoy this winter paradise created for the whole family! Take a ride through an animated wonderland on the Winterfest Express. Board the train and sing Christmas Carols as you glide past spectacular lighted displays including the Twelve Days of Christmas and your favorite fairy tales. Visit the Winterfest Village which is located inside a festive, heated tent decorated for the season. Buy a cup of hot chocolate at The OC Recreation Boosters cafe, browse the Yukon Cornelius Gift Shop for that special stocking stuffer or OC souvenir. The gift shop offers children’s sizes through Adult 4XL. Live entertainment is scheduled on some nights inside the tent. Santa available for photos every night until December 23.

While in Ocean City, drive along the Avenue of Trees on Baltimore Avenue from 15th – 32nd Street. Be sure to visit all of Ocean City, Maryland to create a lasting holiday memory. More than one million holiday lights sparkle throughout the town on animated displays.

New Year's Eve Ocean City, Maryland

December 31, 2010
Venue: Townwide celebrations
Address: Phone:800-OC-OCEAN (800-626-2326)
Location: Bayside Boardwalk/Inlet
Type: Concerts/Live Music
Townwide celebrations at your favorite hotel or restaurant.

Enjoy ringing in the new year at your favorite summer place. Many Ocean City hotels, clubs & restaurants offer special packages or menus for this special night. Call your favorite spot or 800-OC-OCEAN (800-626-2326) for general information.

Penguin Swim Ocean City, Maryland

January 1, 2011
Venue: Princess Royale Hotel
Address: 91st St & the Ocean
Phone: 410-641-9644
Website: http://www.atlanticgeneral.org
Location: Oceanside North Ocean City (91st - 146th)
Type: On the beach

Celebrate New Year's Day by "Getting wet for a good cause." Everyone looks forward to this annual dip into the chilly Atlantic Ocean to benefit local hospital Atlantic General. Registration at noon; swim at 1 p.m.

Ocean City Mayor & City Council Open House

January 1, 2011
Venue: City Hall
Address: 301 Baltimore Avenue
Phone: 410-289-8931
Website: http://www.ococean.com.; www.oceancitymd.gov.
Location: Oceanside Boardwalk/Inlet
Type: Family
Each year the Mayor and City Council offer this open house as an opportunity to tour City Hall and offer their best wishes for the coming year! City Hall and its officials will open the doors to the public to show case Ocean City. There will be displays, memorabilia, entertainment, storytellers and light refreshments. Saturday, 1-3 p.m.
For more information, jmorris@oceancitymd.gov

Ocean City, Maryland Holiday Events sourced from http://ococean.com/events

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