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Can you purchase Winterfest of Lights tickets online or by mail? 
Submitted by LYNN G, AQUASCO, Maryland November 27, 2017
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Linthicum MD and OC MD

Insider since: 2008

Answered: November 29, 2017

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it's best in person.  The line to get tickets is quick.

Visit Ocean City’s Winterfest of Lights, located at beautiful Northside Park, 125th Street and the bay. This popular, outdoor event is celebrating its 25th year and will put you in the mood for the holiday season! Board the Winterfest Express and prepare to be whisked into a magical land of spectacular lights. This mile-long journey is accompanied by music that can be enjoyed by children of all ages. Sing along while enjoying such displays as the Twelve Days of Christmas, Santa’s Workshop, The Wizard of Oz and an amazing, twinkling Christmas tree. After your ride, visit the Winterfest Pavilion. You can warm up with a hot chocolate while you browse the gift shop. Santa will be available for photos every night through December 23. Winterfest of Lights will also become center stage for Ocean City’s New Year’s Eve celebration including a live DJ, giveaways and fireworks. Advance tickets will be available at Northside Park, 125th and the Ocean City Convention Center, 40th Street during business hours in November and December.

Admission is $5.00 for those 12 years and older, and FREE for those 11 years and younger.

Trams are handicap accessible.


Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: November 29, 2017

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I do not think you can do it by mail, and you definitely can't online.

You can also purchase tickets ahead of time, but can only do so in-person. During regular business hours (figure 9am to 4pm) can purchase tickets to Winterfest at the Convention Center (40th Street) box office or at the Parks Department office at Northside Park. When the event is operating, you can purchase them at the ticket booth (to use then or later). If you buy in advance, you can go directly to the entrance to the tent, bypassing any line for purchasing tickets. However, most nights now should not have long lines. Except for nights right around Thanksgiving and Christmas, there is rarely a long line. Even on those nights if you go early (before 6:30) or late (after 9), the lines are not too long.

The Winterfest tram ride among the lights is about 10 minutes long

Tickets are $5 for people age 12 and above. Kids 11 and under ride free!


Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: November 27, 2017

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Unfortunately no, but you can buy them at the Convention Center or at the Parks and Recreation Building at Northside Park during normal business hours .  


Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: November 28, 2017

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There is rarely a long line and any line moves quickly.  You can buy them the evening you visit at the kiosk in front of the entrance.  We rarely wait more than 10 minutes to purchase tickets and get on the tram. 


Ocean City, MD

Insider since: 2011

Answered: November 28, 2017

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Lines are definitely a bit longer on the weekends than during the week. Although you can't buy them online or by mail, you can stop by the convention center ahead of time if you can make that work. 

Happy holidays! 


Bayville, NJ

Insider since: 2010

Answered: November 27, 2017

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Hi Lynn, I'm sorry you cannot purchase online or by mail. You can come to the ticket booth and purchase your tickets. No worries you'll have plenty of time to get a good seat for Winterfest. If you need any other information please visit http://www.ococean.com and click on events