Winterfest of Lights @ Northside Park
Nov 15 – Dec 31 all-day

Winterfest of Lights

November 15 – December 31, 2018

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!

Sunday – Thursday, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Friday – Saturday, 5:30-10:30 p.m. 

Turkey Trot Golf Open @ Eagle's Landing Golf Course
Nov 17 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

One of the last chances for a great golf tournament before 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 and turkey feast.  A 9:30am shotgun start will put the event into action.  For information, please call Eagle’s Landing Golf Course at 410-213-7277 or visit

Light Up Downtown Winter Festival @ Boardwalk
Nov 17 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Light Up Downtown Winter Festival

FREE fun for the whole family in Downtown Ocean City!  Holiday shopping, vendors, tree lighting, kids’ crafts, games and prizes, gift drawings, and a visit from Santa!

November 17, 2018, 3pm to 6pm, on the Boardwalk at the Inlet.  Live Music.  For more information, call 410-289-1413 or visit


Mayor and City Council Regular Session @ City Hall Council Chambers
Nov 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 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.

Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting
Nov 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Holiday Shoppers Fair
Nov 23 – Nov 25 all-day

Unique handmade merchandise, nautical, candles, photography, florals, jewelry, ceramics. Great gifts & household items. Children’s activities, photos with Santa & non-shoppers lounge. Free parking, food court, door prizes. For more information, contact Melanie at 410-723-8605 or email [email protected] Admission $3.

Friday and Saturday: 10am to 5pm
Sunday: 10am to 4pm

Mayor and City Council Work Session @ City Hall
Nov 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 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.

Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting @ City Hall Council Chambers
Nov 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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

Cheer and Dance Extreme @ OC Convention Center
Dec 1 all-day

Cheer and Dance Extreme

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

OC Christmas Parade @ Coastal Hwy
Dec 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

OC Christmas Parade – Saturday, December 1, 2018

Tis the Season! The 35th Annual Ocean City Christmas Parade marches along Coastal Hwy. on Saturday, December 1, 2018. 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 sill 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]

It Was A Very Good Year: Frank Sinatra Tribute @ OC Performing Arts Center
Dec 1 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

It Was A Very Good Year: Frank Sinatra Tribute

December 1, 2018 8:00pm

Ticket prices $45 & $35

It Was A Very Good Year: Frank Sinatra Tribute @ Ocean City Performing Arts Center
Dec 1 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

It Was A Very Good Year: Frank Sinatra Tribute

DECEMBER 1, 2018

8:00pm / Doors 7:30pm

Tickets: $45 & $35

Jingle Bell 5K Run/Walk @ Northside Park
Dec 2 all-day

Sunday evening 5K Run/Walk through Ocean City’s Winterfest of Lights! Long-sleeve race shirt, hot chocolate, cookies, and a ride through 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! For more information, visit

Life-Saving Museum Holiday Open House @ Ocean City Life-Saving Staion Museum
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Life-Saving Museum Holiday Open House

Free Admission on December 2nd!
Book signings and discounts in the Gift Shop!

Open 10AM-5PM

For more Details call 410-289-4991 or visit


Mayor and City Council Regular Session @ City Hall Council Chambers
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 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.

American Cancer Society Holiday Wrappings Luncheon & Fashion Show @ OC Convention Center
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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

Check In – 10am

Silent & Chinese Auctions – 10:30am to 12pm

Warm plated lunch served – 12pm

Fashion Show by local retailers – 1pm

Tickets: $45

RSVP by Nov 27 via mail or online at or at the Convention Center Box Office. For more information, call 443-880-2310.

Pizza with Santa @ Northside Park Complex
Dec 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Pizza with Santa – Tuesday, December 4, 2018 – 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Children are invited to attend the pizza party with Santa. Activities include arts and crafts, a ride through the spectacular Winterfest of Lights, cookie-decorating, refreshments, visits with Santa, and more. For more information, call Anna Duffey at 410-250-0125.

Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting
Dec 4 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Christmas Cabaret @ OC Performing Arts Center
Dec 5 all-day

Program of young people performing live music, dance and skits. Tickets $8.00. Available at OC Convention Center Box Office or

Holiday Artisan Fair @ OC Center for the Arts
Dec 7 – Dec 8 all-day

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.

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