Daily Archives: November 25, 2013

Ocean City Christmas Parade marches Saturday, Dec. 7

xmasparade(November 25, 2013) – The 31st Annual Ocean City Christmas Parade marches along Coastal Highway on Saturday, December 7 at 11 a.m.  The holiday parade, which starts at 100th Street and marches northbound in the southbound lanes of Coastal Highway to the Gold Coast Mall at 115th Street, will feature more than 80 units, including high school bands, horses, llamas, antique cars and colorful holiday floats.

Professional judges will be on hand to review bands and other marching units in nine categories and trophies will be awarded inside the mall following the parade for first, second and third places in each category. To participate in the parade, which is sponsored by the Gold Coast Mall Merchants Association, citizens should call Elaine Jarvis at 410-524-9000.  There is no charge to participate.

For those simply wishing to spectate, plenty of seating will be located in the parking lot of the Gold Coast Mall. Spectators will not be permitted to watch the parade from the median area of Coastal Highway. The parade is expected to last approximately two hours. Motorists traveling in the area are reminded that traffic pattern changes will occur starting at approximately 9 a.m.  Also, due to the high volume of traffic, pedestrians are reminded to Walk Smart by using cross walks and crossing with the traffic control signal.



Town of Ocean City Announces Holiday Closing

(November 25, 2013) – The Town of Ocean City is reminding citizens that administrative offices will be closed on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. There will be no trash collection on Thursday, November 28, however; the normal solid waste winter schedule will resume on Friday, November 29.

The Town of Ocean City wishes all residents, visitors and businesses a safe, happy and healthy holiday.  For more information on the Town of Ocean City’s holiday closings and hours of operation, please visit: http://oceancitymd.gov/Holiday_Closings.html.