Holidays in OC

WINTERFEST OF LIGHTS IS NOVEMBER 17, 2016 TO JANUARY 1, 2017!

  • November 24-27, 2016

    Thanksgiving

    Join us for the long holiday weekend and enjoy a Thanksgiving buffet or seasonal menu at one of our hundreds of restaurants. 

  • November 25-27, 2016

    Holiday Shopper's Fair

    Check some things off of your list and get some holiday shopping done. Great gifts, children's activities, and photos with Santa.

  • December 31, 2016

    New Year's Eve

    Ring in 2017 with a FREE fireworks show and live entertainment. Check back for great rates and packages. 

Spend the Holidays in Ocean City, MD!

OC has an array of holiday events and activities for the whole family to enjoy! Tour OC's iconic and award-winning Winterfest of Lights or shop around at the weekend-long Holiday Shopper's Fair. There are multiple celebrations and street parades that you won't want to miss! Plus, OC offers great winter and New Year's Eve deals and specials so you can save money during the holidays. Book your trip today!

Watch videos of Winterfest of Lights 2015 below.

Winterfest of Lights

November 17, 2016 - January 1, 2017

See how Ocean City, MD, sparkles this winter and visit the Winterfest of Lights! You'll find more than one million holiday lights and hundreds of animated light displays throughout Northside Park. Relax and sip hot chocolate in the heated Winterfest Village pavilion, take a photo with Santa, and board the Winterfest Express to tour fairy tale themed exhibits. The one-mile journey takes you through 58 acres of lights and features a 50-foot Christmas tree. Enjoy a walk-through tour of this year's event and scroll through the photos from Winterfest 2014 for an inside look!

Admission to board the train is only $5 for guests 12 years and older and FREE for children 11 years and younger. So grab your family and friends, and don't miss this award-winning holiday event!

Sunday - Thursday, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Friday - Saturday, 5:30-10:30 p.m. 

New Year's Eve Celebration & Fireworks

The Town of Ocean City will be hosting a New Year's Eve Fireworks Show at Northside Park to celebrate the beginning of 2017 and the 24th Annual Winterfest of Lights. The fireworks display, which will begin promptly at midnight, will be accompanied by live entertainment, warm hot chocolate, and the opportunity to ride through the Winterfest of Lights.

Winterfest of Lights hours will be extended until midnight. This family-friendly event will allow visitors to travel through the winter paradise of lights and then listen to music by a local DJ as they wait for the countdown to midnight. It's a great way to ring in the New Year!

The Fun Continues all Winter Long!

On top of all of the great holiday events, families can do so much more all winter long. OC offers special deals throughout the winter months so you can vacation for less. It's a great getaway to spend with a loved one for Valentine's Day or for the family to enjoy during the long President's Day weekend. 

During the winter, you are able to walk your dogs on the beach and boardwalk anytime! You can also bike, roller blade and skateboard on the boardwalk whenever you want. 

Mini-golf is an iconic summer beach activity, but you are also able to play in the winter at OC's indoor mini-golf course. Or if you're feeling a little more adventurous, lace up some skates at OC's indoor ice-skating rink. 

Many of OC's businesses are open and waiting for you during the winter. Check back for the list of active businesses to determine where to shop, eat and have fun! And make sure to check our deals section frequently for Winter Deals.