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 21 - December 31, 2019

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.

Thanksgiving Weekend

Nov 28 - Dec 1, 2019

Join us for the long holiday weekend and enjoy a Thanksgiving buffet or seasonal menu at one of our many restaurants. See menus below!

Holiday Shoppers Fair

Nov 29 - Dec 1, 2019

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

New Year's Eve

December 31, 2019

Ring in 2020 with a FREE fireworks show and live entertainment. Check back for great rates and packages.

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    Winterfest of Lights

    November 21, 2019 - December 31, 2019

    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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  • Sports

    Turkey Trot Open

    November 23, 2019

    9:30AM-3:30PM$60 Admission One of the last chances for a great golf tournament before the cold weather. Grab your friends and join us at Ocean City’s award-winning Eagle's Land...

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  • Performing Arts Center

    The Ten Tenors - Home for the Holidays

    November 29, 2019

    Showtime 8PM / Doors open at 7:30PM at the Ocean City Performing Arts CenterTickets: $39, $49 & $59 Click Here for Tickets or Visit the Ocean City Convention Center Box Office.Home...

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  • Festivals and Fairs

    Holiday Shoppers Fair

    November 29, 2019 - December 1, 2019

    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

    Life-Saving Museum Holiday Open House

    December 1, 2019

    On Sunday, December 1st, the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum will be hosting its Annual Holiday Open House from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Families and friends can tour the museum ...

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  • For the kids

    Pizza Party with Santa

    December 3, 2019

    Pre-Registration Required, 5:30PM - 7:30PMChildren are invited to join Santa for a pizza party! Aside from eating delicious pizza, activities include arts & crafts, cookie decorati...

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  • Performing Arts Center

    Red Doors Christmas Cabaret

    December 4, 2019

    Hosted at the Ocean City Performing Arts CenterShowtime/6pm & Doors/5:30pmTickets $10 (Will go on sale October 1, 2019)

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  • Arts and Museums

    Holiday Artisan Fair

    December 6-7, 2019

    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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  • Arts and Museums

    First Friday Opening Reception for December Exhibits

    December 6, 2019

    Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments, and see the new exhibits featuring a variety of local artists. Open to the public. Free Admission.5PM - 7PM at the OC Cen...

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  • Performing Arts Center

    The Oak Ridge Boys' Christmas Celebration Tour

    December 7, 2019

    Showtime 8PM / Doors Open at 7:30PM at the Ocean City Performing Arts CenterTickets: $65 & $55For almost thirty years, Country Music Hall of Fame members The Oak Ridge Boys have be...

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  • Festivals and Fairs

    OC Christmas Parade

    December 7, 2019

    Tis the Season! The 37th Annual Ocean City Christmas Parade marches along Coastal Hwy. on Saturday, December 7, 2019.The holiday parade starts at 11AM on Old Landing Rd. and marche...

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  • Ring in the Season with a festive selection of Holiday music highlighting music from the big band orchestras. Our Holiday concert will feature celebrated bass-baritone Kevin Short,...

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  • Sports

    Winterfest of Lights Jingle Bell 5K Run

    December 8, 2019

    5:00 pm - 6:30 pmSunday Evening 5K Run thru Ocean City's Winterfest of Lights Show! Race start is 5:00pm on December 8, 2019 at Northside Park. Long Sleeve Race shirt, hot chocolat...

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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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  • Performing Arts Center

    Brian's Christmas Songbook

    December 13, 2019

    Brian's Christmas Songbook - Featuring Mid-Atlantic Symphony and Melissa AlessiFighting Opioid AddictionShowtime 7pm / Doors Open 6:30pmTickets - $10 (Available on Ticketmaster or ...

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  • Convention Center

    Comic Con

    December 14, 2019

    10AM - 5PM at the Roland E. Powell Convention CenterAdmission Fees: Adults: $10 Kids 9 & Under: FREE (with paying adult) Get $1 OFF Admission with a non-perishable food item for ...

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  • Performing Arts Center

    The Nutcracker

    December 15, 2019

    Presented by Sussex Dance AcademyHosted at the Ocean City Performing Arts Center Showtime 2PM / Doors 1:30PMTickets:$20 for adults, $17 for Seniors 65 and older & Students 12 and u...

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  • Performing Arts Center

    Yakov Smirnoff - Happily Ever Laughter

    December 28-29, 2019

    Hosted at the Ocean City Performing Arts CenterTickets: $47, $38, & $29Yakov Smirnoff is an iconic comedian, movie star, best-selling author and most recently, he has earned a doc...

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  • Free Fun

    New Year's Eve Celebration and Fireworks

    December 31, 2019

    The Town of Ocean City will be hosting a New Year's Eve Fireworks Show at Northside Park to celebrate the beginning of 2020 and the 27th Annual Winterfest of Lights. The fireworks ...

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  • Arts and Museums

    First Friday Opening Reception for January Exhibits

    January 3, 2020

    Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments, and see the new exhibits featuring a variety of local artists. Open to the public. Free Admission.5PM - 7PM at the Center...

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