Dec
6
Fri
Holiday Artisan Fair @ OC Center for the Arts
Dec 6 – Dec 7 all-day

410-524-9433 | www.artleagueofoceancity.org

Friday 5-7pm, Saturday 11am-4pm

Special showcase of unique, handmade items by local artisans including jewelry, glass, ceramics, and more. Book signings, live music, kids crafts and refreshments.

HOLIDAY ARTISAN FAIR @ OC Center for the Arts
Dec 6 – Dec 7 all-day

Holiday Artisan Fair

Friday 5pm to 7pm; Saturday 11am to 4pm

Join us for this special showcase by local artisans in time for the holidays!  Browse through a variety of unique, handmade items including jewelry, glass, ceramics, and more.

Enjoy live music, refreshments, kids’ crafts, and book signings with local artists and authors.

First Friday Opening Reception @ Ocean City Center For Arts
Dec 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

January 4, 2019

First Friday Opening Receptions are held the first Friday of the month at the OC Center for the Arts on 94th Street.

Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments, and see the new exhibits featuring a variety of local artists.

5pm to 7pm.  Open to the public.  Free Admission.

Dec
7
Sat
CHEER AND DANCE EXTREME @ Convention Center
Dec 7 all-day

CHEER AND DANCE EXTREME

December 7, 2019

CHEER AND DANCE EXTREME IS AN INDEPENDENT EVENT PRODUCER OF CHEER AND DANCE COMPETITIONS AND SPECIAL EVENTS.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT ANN AT [email protected] OR VISIT WWW.CHEERANDDANCEEXTREME.COM

THE OAK RIDGE BOYS’ CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION TOUR @ OC Performing Arts Center
Dec 7 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

THE OAK RIDGE BOYS’

CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION TOUR

December 7, 2019

8PM

Tickets: $65 & $55

Tickets Available at OC Convention Center Box office or Click Here to purchase online

For almost thirty years, Country Music Hall of Fame members The Oak Ridge Boys have been a part of their fans’ holiday seasons with their annual Christmas tour. The Grammy Award-winning group will play their Shine The Light On Christmas show, Saturday, December 7, 2019 at the Ocean City Maryland Performing Arts Center.

A mixture of traditional and contemporary songs—including religious, romantic and fun holiday tunes—makes up the set list, which includes songs from the Oaks’ seven bestselling Christmas CDs.

Known for their iconic and multi-platinum selling hit “Elvira,” along with other chart-toppers like “Bobbie Sue,” “Thank God For Kids,” and “Leaving Louisiana In The Broad Daylight,” The Oak Ridge Boys have achieved a decorated career, winning five GRAMMY® Awards, and multiple CMA, ACM and Dove Awards for their cross-over brand of pop, country and gospel 

Dec
8
Sun
Mid-Atlantic Symphony “Holiday Joy: A Salute to the Music of the Big Band Orchestras” @ OC Performing Arts Center
Dec 8 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Mid-Atlantic Symphony “Holiday Joy: A Salute to the Music of the Big Band Orchestras”

December 9, 2019

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, as well as several of his students from the prestigious University of Maryland Opera Studio. This year, in addition to the usual holiday season classics, we will also play great orchestrations from jazz to pop to put you in the holiday spirit!

3pm @ the Ocean City Performing Arts Center / Doors Open @ 2:30pm

Tickets $50 – Expected Ticket Sale on Wednesday, June 19 @10am

Winterfest of Lights Jingle Bell 5K Run @ Northside Park
Dec 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Winterfest of Lights Jingle Bell 5K Run

December 8, 2019

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Sunday 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 chocolate, cookies, and a ride thru the lights on the Winterfest Express after the race. This is the 5th year for this race and it keeps gaining popularity. Come out and start your Christmas cheer off the right way!!

Fees

  • 5K for Adults: $32
  • 5K ages 12 and under: $25

Packet Pickup and Post Race Party moved to a New location:
Abbey Burger Bistro
12601 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD

Packet Pickup Time and Day of Registration: 3:45pm-4:40pm

Dec
10
Tue
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY HOLIDAY WRAPPINGS LUNCHEON & FASHION SHOW @ Convention Center
Dec 10 all-day

Fashion Show and luncheon with auction to benefit The American Cancer Society’s programs, research, and education.

December 10, 2019

Friends will enjoy one of the area’s premier events by fighting cancer with fashion from more than a dozen area boutiques while enjoying a delicious warm plated lunch, humming along to live holiday music, and getting a great holiday deal through our GRAND Silent and Chinese Auctions, or perhaps a door prize.

For over a century, the American Cancer Society has fought for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. By taking what we’ve learned through research and turning it into what we do, the death rate from cancer in the US has declined steadily over the past 2 decades. As of 2015, the cancer death rate for men and women combined had fallen 26% from its peak in 1991. This decline translates to nearly 2.4 million deaths averted during this time period. Overall, more than 15.5 million cancer survivors in America will celebrate a birthday this year.

For more information about reservations, tables & packages, and sponsorship, please contact Dawne Pappas at 443-880-2310 or email [email protected]

Mayor & City Council Work Session Meeting @ City Hall Council Chambers - 1st Floor
Dec 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Work Sessions are held at 1:00 p.m. the Tuesday prior to a Regular Monday night meeting. A closed session precedes each open session, traditionally beginning at 12:00 p.m. but subject to change if needed.

Dec
12
Thu
Port Wardens Meeting @ City Hall - Council Chambers - 1st Floor
Dec 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Board of Zoning Appeals @ City Hall - Council Chambers - 1st Floor
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Meeting Dates (All meetings begin at 6:00 pm and take place in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 301 Baltimore Avenue, Ocean City, MD):

Dec
13
Fri
Brian’s Christmas Songbook
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Brian’s Christmas Songbook

December 13, 2019

Brian’s Christmas Songbook – Featuring Mid-Atlantic Symphony and Melissa Alessi

Fighting Opioid Addiction

Showtime 7pm / Doors Open 6:30pm

Tickets – $10 (Available on Ticketmaster or at the Convention Center Box Office)

Dec
14
Sat
COMIC CON @ Convention Center
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

10AM – 5PM

Admission Fees:

Adults: $10 Kids 9 & Under: FREE (with paying adult)

– Get $1 OFF Admission with a non-perishable food item for Diakonia.

– Get $1 OFF Admission if in costume!

Discounts do stack. Available at the door, cash only.

Contact James Dufendach [email protected]

Dec
15
Sun
Sussex Dance Academy presents THE NUTCRACKER @ OC Perfroming Arts Center
Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Sussex Dance Academy presents  THE NUTCRACKER @ OC Perfroming Arts Center

Sussex Dance Academy presents

THE NUTCRACKER

Sunday, Dec 15, 2019 2:00pm

Ticket Prices:

$20 for adults  $17 for Seniors 65 and older & Students 12 and under

$17 for adults  $14 for Seniors 65 and older & Students 12 and under

Dec
16
Mon
Mayor & City Council Regular Session @ City Hall Council Chambers 1st Floor
Dec 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Mayor and City Council meet for their Regular Session on the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month. If Monday is a holiday, the meeting is held the following day. All meetings begin at 6:00 p.m.

Dec
17
Tue
Planning and Zoning Commission @ City Hall - Council Chambers 1st Floor
Dec 17 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Dec
26
Thu
Board of Zoning Appeals @ City Hall - Council Chambers - 1st Floor
Dec 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Meeting Dates (All meetings begin at 6:00 pm and take place in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 301 Baltimore Avenue, Ocean City, MD):

Jan
1
Wed
Penguin Swim @ Princess Royale Oceanfront Hotel, 91st Street in Ocean City, MD
Jan 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Penguin Swim

January 1, 2020

The Penguin Swim is a fun, annual event to support our not-for-profit community hospital. Each year, hundreds of Penguins raise funds to help the hospital provide the excellent quality care our community depends on. Individual and Team fundraising efforts by Penguin Swim participants enable Atlantic General to continue to provide that care, but they can’t do it alone! Business sponsors help make the event a great success as the Penguin Swim is one of our largest fundraisers in support of Atlantic General Hospital’s Mission to create a coordinated care delivery system that will provide access to quality care, personalized service, and education to improve individual and community health.

Fun for All Ages – fun and games will take place in the Atrium on the second floor. Awards for Top Fundraisers! Costume Contest! Gifts for Oldest/Youngest Penguins! Dollar Carnival Games!

Swimmers earn an official 2019 Penguin Swim short-sleeve t-shirt for their $25 registration fee. Additional prizes can be earned. Visit www.aghpenguinswim.org #OCPenguinSwim on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

Address/Venue: Princess Royale Oceanfront Hotel, 91st Street in Ocean City, MD

Time: The swim will take place at 1:00p.m. on the beach. ALL swimmers MUST register either online or in-person AND check-in to receive a wristband to gain access to the “Swim Area”!

Spectators can watch on the beach outside the “Swim Area”! Atrium fun and games open to all registrants, spectators, family and friends.

Come to advance check-in and registration at the Princess Royale in the Premier Lobby from 2:00-4:00p.m. on New Year’s Eve to be eligible for pre-registration incentive prizes!

Admission fees: The registration fee is $25.00 per swimmer. All registered swimmers will receive an official 2020 Penguin Swim T-shirt! Pre-Register by December 1st to guarantee size.

Contact Name: Joy Stokes, 410-641-9671, [email protected]

Mayor’s New Year’s Day Concert @ Performing Arts Center
Jan 1 @ 3:24 pm – 4:24 pm

Mayor’s New Year’s Day Concert

January 1, 2020

To kick off 2020, Mayor Rick Meehan and members of the Ocean City Council will host a concert at the beautiful Performing Arts Center on New Year’s Day. All residents and visitors are welcome to attend the free event. After a brief meet and greet with Ocean City elected officials and community partners, the 2020 Mayor’s New Year’s Day Concert will begin.

Performance & Schedule Details TBA

Jan
3
Fri
First Friday Opening Reception
Jan 3 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

First Friday Opening Reception

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 for Arts on 94th Street.