Turkey Trot Golf Open
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 Landing Golf Course.
This is a 4-person modified scramble featuring golf tournament, over $1,000 in prizes and a turkey feast following play!
For information, please call Eagle’s Landing Golf Course at 410-213-7277
HOLIDAY SHOPPERS FAIR
Unique merchandise as well as handmade products, nautical, candles, photography, florals, jewelry, ceramics. Great gifts & household items. Children’s activities & face painting.
Over 150 Vendors!
Free parking, food court, non-shoppers lounge, door prizes.
For more information, contact Melanie at 410-723-8605 or email [email protected]
Under 13, FREE
Friday and Saturday: 10AM to 5PM
Sunday: 10AM to 3PM
Life-Saving Museum Holiday Open House
December 1, 2019
Join us for our Holiday open House on Sunday, December 1st. The Museum will be open from 10:00 am -5:00 pm with FREE admission.
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 with FREE admission, meet Mr. and Mrs. Claus, and visit author Bunk Mann who will be signing his newest book Ghosts in the Surf.
Bunk Mann will be making an appearance from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm for a book signing of his newly released Ghosts in the Surf. This pictorial history of Ocean City provides interviews and photographs from the summer of 1945 to the spring of 2019. Ghosts in the Surf, and Bunk’s first book Vanishing Ocean City, will be available for purchase during our Holiday Open House. The museum store will offer special sales on a wide variety of books, art, jewelry and other locally made products. This year Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at the museum from 12:30 to 2:30 pm and will be giving out coloring books to all who stop for a visit!
The Life-Saving Station Museum is once again participating in the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore’s “The Shore Gives More” Giving Tuesday campaign. During our Holiday Open House, you will have the opportunity to give to this campaign! The money raised will directly fund our free summer programs allowing the museum to enhance the interactive and educational tools used for each program.
Enjoy the museum free of charge, shop local for your holiday gifts, meet a local author, visit Santa and Mrs. Claus, and give back to your favorite museum by participating in the Giving Tuesday campaign!
For more information visit our website www.ocmuseum.org or check out our Facebook Event Page for updates about the Holiday Open House.
Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum
813 S. Atlantic Ave,
Ocean City, MD 21842
Pizza Party with Santa
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
5:30PM – 7:30PM
Children are invited to join Santa for a pizza party! Aside from eating delicious pizza, activities include arts & crafts, cookie decorating, visits with Santa, and rides through the spectacular Winterfest of Lights.
OC Residents $8.00
Non – Residents $10.00
Adults wishing to ride Winterfest with their group $4.00
Contact Denise Ortega – [email protected]
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
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.
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.
OC CHRISTMAS PARADE
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 marches northbound in the southbound lanes of Coastal Hwy. to the judges’ stand at 120th St.
The event will feature more than 50 units, including high school bands, horses, antique cars, colorful holiday floats, and more.
Professional judges will review bands and other units in nine categories, with trophies being awarded inside the Carousel Hotel following the parade. The awards presentation is part of a post-parade reception hosted by the Carousel Hotel, bringing additional family fun for participants and patrons alike. Festivities at the hotel will begin immediately after the parade conclusion and will include half-priced ice skating, a DJ playing continuous holiday music and fee photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus. In addition, complementary winter refreshments will be available.
To participate in the Ocean City Christmas Parade, which is coordinated by the Town of Ocean City, registrants should contact the Special Events Dept. at 410-250-0125. There is no charge to participate. For those wishing to view the parade, plenty of seating will be available along the west side of the half-mile parade route, including the Food Lion parking lot and judging area.
Spectators will not be permitted to watch the parade from the median area of Coastal Hwy. Motorists are reminded that traffic pattern changes will begin approximately 8am and traffic congestion and delays should be expected. Also, due to the high volume of pedestrian traffic, everyone is reminded to Walk Smart by using crosswalks and crossing with the traffic control signal.
For more information, contact Brenda Moore at 410-250-0125 or [email protected]
THE OAK RIDGE BOYS’
CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION TOUR
December 7, 2019
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
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
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!!
- 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
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]
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)
10AM – 5PM
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]
New Year’s Eve Celebration and Fireworks
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 display, which will begin promptly at midnight, will be accompanied by live entertainment, warm hot chocolate, and the opportunity to ride through the Winterfest of Lights.
Hours for the Winterfest of Lights, which was recently named a prestigious Top 100 Event by American Bus Association and voted “Maryland’s Finest Holiday Tradition” by Maryland Life Magazine, will be extended until midnight. This family-friendly event will allow visitors to travel through the winter paradise of lights and then listen to music by a local DJ as they wait for the countdown to midnight.
With more than one million holiday lights sparkling throughout Northside Park, the Winterfest of Lights New Year’s Eve Fireworks Show will be a great way to ring in the New Year.
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
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.