Ocean City, Maryland 21842

Holidays in OC

Spend the Holidays in Ocean City, MD!

OC has an array of holiday events and activities for the whole family to enjoy! Spend Thanksgiving weekend at the beach, 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!

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

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WINTERFEST OF LIGHTS

November 19, 2020 - January 2, 2021

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.

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!

EVENT HOURS:

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

Holiday Shoppers Fair

December 27-29, 2020

Unique merchandise as well as handmade products, nautical, candles, photography, florals, jewelry, ceramics. Learn more here!

Winterfest of Lights

November 19, 2020 - January 2, 2021

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. Learn more here!

New Year's Eve

December 31, 2020

Ring in 2021 with a FREE fireworks show and live entertainment. Learn more here and keep checking back for great rates and packages.

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  • Winter Holiday Events (Nov-Dec)

    Winterfest of Lights

    November 19, 2020 - January 2, 2021

    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...

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  • Festivals and Fairs

    Holiday Shoppers Fair

    November 27-29, 2020

    Unique merchandise as well as handmade products, nautical, candles, photography, florals, jewelry, ceramics. Great gifts & household items. Children's activities & face painting. ...

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  • Arts and Museums

    Holiday Artisan Fair

    December 4-5, 2020

    Friday - 5pm to 7pm Saturday - 11am to 4pmJoin us for this special showcase by local artisans in time for the holidays! Browse through a variety of unique, handmade items includi...

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  • Festivals and Fairs

    OC Christmas Parade

    December 5, 2020

    Tis the Season! The 38th Annual Ocean City Christmas Parade marches along Coastal Hwy. on Saturday, December 5, 2020.The holiday parade starts at 11AM on Old Landing Rd. and marche...

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  • Arts and Museums

    Life-Saving Museum Holiday Open House

    December 6, 2020

    Come celebrate the holidays at our Open House.Free admission for everyone and special sales in our gift shop! For more information visit our website www.ocmuseum.org or check ou...

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  • Fashion Show and luncheon with auction to benefit The American Cancer Society's programs, research, and education at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center.Friends will enjoy one o...

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  • Convention Center

    Ocean City Comic Con

    December 12, 2020

    Ocean City's only pop culture event returns! Featuring special guests, artists, vendors, cosplay, panels, anime screenings and so much more, Ocean City Comic Con brings the con exp...

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  • Free Fun

    New Year's Eve Celebration and Fireworks

    December 31, 2020

    The Town of Ocean City will be hosting a New Year's Eve Fireworks Show at Northside Park to celebrate the beginning of 2021 and the 28th Annual Winterfest of Lights. The fireworks ...

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