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 one of our many small businesses or boutiques! 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. And make sure to check our deals section frequently for Winter Deals. Check out Thanksgiving Menus & Deals below!

The holiday season is usually a time for gathering with friends and family, but this year your holiday plans may look a bit different. You can still celebrate the most wonderful time of the year in Ocean City, but we ask you to remain vigilant while you are here and consider the following:

Spend the holidays cozy and warm with your immediate family members, and connect over turkey virtually with your extended family and friends from afar!

  • If you decide to deck the halls with an intimate holiday gathering, limit the number of guests from various households and ensure there’s plenty of room to socially distance!
  • Take advantage of Ocean City’s beautiful oceanfront and bay views and spend time together outdoors!
  • Avoid taste testing this year’s side dishes and wear a mask while preparing and serving food.

For more tips on how to celebrate the holidays in a healthy way, visit the CDC website. If you plan to visit OC for the holidays, here’s how you can do your part to keep OC healthy this winter!

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November 19, 2020 - January 2, 2021

  • 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
  • Open Wednesday through Sunday Nights / Closed Monday and Tuesday Nights

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See how Ocean City, MD, sparkles this winter and visit the Winterfest of Lights! This walking event will take you through thousands of sparkling holiday lights and many animated light displays located along a paved path in Northside Park. Sip hot chocolate, take a photo with Santa, visit our gift shop and walk through the array of holiday exhibits – including many surprises. Come see the 50-foot Christmas tree put on a show for you and soak up all of the holiday spirit at Winterfest of Lights

Admission is only $5 for guests 12 years and older and FREE for children 11 years and younger. Tickets are available for purchase online! Physical advance ticket locations are no longer available. Tickets may still be purchased on-site.

So grab your family and friends, and don't miss this award-winning holiday event! Want to bring your furry family members along? Bring your pets on Wednesday nights! Pets must be leashed at all times. Owners are responsible for picking up pet waste and please keep them away from light displays

Mobility Devices available for rent on site
$10.00 per two hours (scooters, powered wheelchairs)
Standard wheel chairs also available
Scooters-4-Rent.com (302) 280-6203

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 out our Facebook Event Page for updates about the Holiday Open House.

Winterfest of Lights

November 19, 2020 - January 2, 2021

See how Ocean City, MD, sparkles this winter and visit the Winterfest of Lights! This walking event will take you through thousands of sparkling holiday lights and many animated light displays located along a paved path in Northside Park. Sip hot chocolate, take a photo with Santa, visit our gift shop and walk through the array of holiday exhibits – including many surprises. Come see the 50-foot Christmas tree put on a show for you and soak up all of the holiday spirit at Winterfest of Lights. 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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